Travel to El Salvador

The CISPES Delegation Experience!

At CISPES, we believe that international solidarity is a powerful element in the fight for social and economic justice. Over the past 30 years, we’ve learned that people-to-people connections are necessary to build a lasting solidarity movement based on mutual respect and shared struggle.  Our delegations and work brigades to El Salvador are an opportunity for people in the US to learn first-hand about social movements in Latin America and join the struggle to break the chains of US domination and corporate exploitation. This is a particularly exciting and important moment to travel to El Salvador, where the country’s first progressive government and the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) continue to make advances on behalf of the majority.

What can I expect on a CISPES delegation?

During CISPES delegations, we spend most of our time with our partners in the Salvadoran social movement, which range from workers’ unions to farming cooperatives to youth organizations, and our allies in the leftist FMLN party. CISPES delegations are an important opportunity to learn directly from organizers who’ve successfully beat back privatization of public services, resisted state repression, defended their local lands and waterways, and struggled to build real democracy from the ground up.

During a Work Brigade, brigadistas will be working alongside Salvadorans to support several new government initiatives to promote universal access to health care, national literacy and education, and sustainable agriculture.

We also take time to travel to historic sites and, hopefully, take a break at the beach!

Depending on the length of the delegation and the number of participants, the approximate costs are:

  • $400-600 per week  for in-country costs (all food, travel, interpretation, accommodations, etc.)
  • $150-$300 registration fee, including application and materials
  • $400-$700 for plane tickets

We also ask delegates to commit to raising money for our organizational partners upon their return.

CISPES is committed to making delegations accessible and can help with grassroots fundraising support; scholarship money is also available.

Where can I get more information?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please contact Jacob Blickenov at (202) 521-2510 ext. 202 or [email protected].

Information on upcoming (and past) delegations below!

Delegation Date: 

De Domingo, Febrero 25, 2018 - 6:00pm hasta Viernes, Marzo 9, 2018 - 10:00am


Join CISPES to accompany the Salvadoran municipal and legislative elections in 2018!

Delegation Date: 

De Domingo, Abril 23, 2017 - 2:00pm hasta Jueves, Mayo 4, 2017 - 2:00am
Delegation registration is closed.


Travel to El Salvador with CISPES to accompany organized workers and the popular social movement at the massive International Workers' Day March.

Central American migrants on the train known as La Bestia ("The Beast") travel north through Mexico. Mexico has recently sped up the train as part of a dangerous crackdown on migrants.

Delegation Date: 

De Sábado, Julio 9, 2016 - 9:45am hasta Miércoles, Julio 20, 2016 - 9:45am

2016 CISPES Delegation
Understanding Migration from El Salvador: The Impact of US Policy


Delegation Date: 

De Sábado, Julio 18, 2015 - 12:00pm hasta Sábado, Agosto 1, 2015 - 8:00am
Delegation registration is closed.

El Salvador’s Ministry of Education is well on its way to eradicating illiteracy in the country. Inspired by the Cuban model, the first FMLN government launched its own National Literacy Program in 2009.

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