WorldStrides was founded in 1967 by a middle school teacher from Chicago. Now, nearly 50 years later, WorldStrides boasts a team of over 750 professionals throughout the world, each with their own enthusiasm for education and travel. Our casual environment is filled with passionate people who work hard and have fun at the same time. From summer picnics to team outings and employee travel programs, WorldStrides offers an atmosphere that our employees love to return to each day. We nurture a supportive, positive environment by hiring talented individuals who share the belief that we are truly providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to thousands of students and teachers each year. We invite you to join us in our mission of igniting personal growth through travel for students at every stage of development.
Benefits of Working at WorldStrides
In addition to our fun and inspiring environment, WorldStrides offers a number of benefits for our full-time, year-round staff:
Learn what you can do at WorldStrides
WorldStrides offers a variety of careers in Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Meet some of our team members and learn what their roles entail.
Marilyn works with middle- and high-school teachers from around the country who are interested in educational travel. She helps new Program Leaders select the best destination and trip format for their WorldStrides Middle School program, supplies teachers with everything needed to run a successful program, and helps get students and parents excited about the trip.
WorldStrides’ Educational Travel Specialists are passionate about enriching students’ lives through experiential travel and helping bring travel opportunities to teachers and students around the country.
An integral part of the Finance Team, Samantha assists in month-end and year-end closes, creates timely and accurate financial reports and statements, provides variance analyses, and serves as a resource for accounting questions to management. The Staff Accountant maintains the highest ethical standards in the implementation of procedures and controls to safeguard company assets. The Staff Accountant supports the mission of WorldStrides through careful analysis and verification of financial information, ensuring the most responsible and effective use of the company’s resources.
As a Destination Specialist, Scott provides a continual source of support to our customers throughout the tour planning process, working to ensure that each group enjoys the highest quality travel experience on their WorldStrides OnStage program. These in-house experts are passionate about our programs and dedicated to our customers. They prepare, manage, and analyze every aspect of the final itinerary for each of their assigned festival destinations, keeping in constant communication with customers leading up to, during, and after the tour. Destination Specialists also maintain strong, positive relationships with vendors and suppliers, coordinating contracts and handling negotiations related to transportation and other travel arrangements.
As an Account Manager, Justin works directly with university faculty and administrators in the planning of their international residency. Account Managers serve as the primary point person and develop long-term working relationships with the university while liaising with WorldStrides’ in-house Business Meeting Planners, Visa Coordinator, Air Support team, and Finance/Billing team to ensure that universities receive a seamless customer experience. Account Managers also assist throughout the planning process to ensure that the program is well-run and meets the educational and logistical needs of the university.