At WorldStrides, we treat our teachers as true partners. That’s why we reward our new traveling teachers with two free trips abroad, on us! Teachers travel free as long as they sign up as few as five students, and we also give teachers a free spot at one of our International Teacher Conventions. Our upcoming conventions take place in some of the most diverse and unique places the world has to offer, including Havana, Rome, Nicaragua, Budapest, London, Paris, and Madrid.
These Conventions allow teachers to experience a WorldStrides program firsthand. We introduce teachers to the sights, culture, food, and history of exciting international destinations and show them what makes us unique. Each of our International Teacher Conventions includes airfare and accommodations, welcome receptions, sightseeing excursions, Tour Director-led walking tours, and farewell dinners.
We recently hosted one of our 2015 International Teacher Conventions in beautiful Istanbul, Turkey. Teachers had the chance to visit Dolmabahce Palace with a local guide named Besim, enjoy a two-hour cruise down the Bosphorus, and visit the Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome of Constantinople, and the Blue Mosque—among other unforgettable sights!
Let’s take a look at some of the sights and sounds of the upcoming International Teacher Conventions.
We are especially excited to offer an International Teacher Convention in Havana in 2016. Cuba is one of our premiere destinations, boasting magnificent natural beauty, a vibrant and complex cultural heritage, and rich history around every corner. Sightseeing in Havana includes such places as Old Havana, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the Callejon de Hamel, the U.S.S. Maine Memorial, and Vinales.
Nicknamed the City of Lights, Paris is an international destination for the arts and fashion. It’s also one of the world’s most beautiful cities! While attending this Convention, teachers will visit sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élyees, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Whether this is your first trip or fiftieth, Paris is always a good idea.
England’s capital city and its biggest metropolis, London has something for everyone. Its historical heritage gives way to its contemporary culture, a combination that makes this city perfect for exploring, learning, shopping, and dining. Sightseeing in London includes Big Ben, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, and the Covent Garden Piazza, among other sites.
The “Eternal City,” Rome is an incredible mix of the legacy of the ancient Roman Empire, the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, and the thriving capital of Modern Italy. Sites to see include the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica among others. Experience Rome’s crumbling architecture, delicious food, and spiritual undertones while attending this Teacher Convention.
Spanish capital Madrid combines a long and proud history with exquisite art and a vibrant modern culture. Teacher Convention attendees will visit the Royal Palace, the Prado, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid, where historic plazas and monuments blend with the new and modern.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, carries the nickname “Paris of the East.” With the River Danube flowing through the city, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Sightseeing opportunities include the St. Stephen’s Basilica, Buda Castle Quarter, Heroes’ Square, and Andrássy Avenue among others. Budapest offers an extensive list of World Heritage Sites, stunning Art Nouveau architecture, and geothermal springs.
The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is home to dazzling coastlines, towering volcanoes, colonial cities, and mountains covered in coffee farms. While in Nicaragua, teachers will visit Granada, Lake Cocibolca, and Mombacho Volcano Reserve. With its expansive rainforest, world-class waves, and ziplines through the forest canopy, Nicaragua offers something for everyone.
*Five students will not qualify you for the Havana Premier Convention. You can qualify by recruiting more students. Find out more at worldstrides.com/how-to-qualify.