About Us

We believe in dreaming big. It’s how our company was born, and it’s what we hope to give all the students who travel with us: confidence and big ideas for the future, based on what we can learn from our journey today.

Our Mission
WorldStrides’ mission is to ignite personal growth for students through travel at every stage of development.

Our Vision
To be the superior choice in educational travel for teachers, administrators, students and parents.

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WorldStrides Announces Appointment of Anish Rajparia as Chief Operating Officer

(Charlottesville, VA) – WorldStrides, the nation’s largest educational travel and study abroad organization, announces that Anish Rajparia has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Rajparia will be instrumental in helping WorldStrides achieve key goals of expanding programs to reach more students domestically and internationally. Rajparia comes…

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6000+ Students To Witness the 2017 Inauguration with WorldStrides

August 11, 2016 — The 2017 Inauguration promises to be a historic affair, and more than 6000 students will get to see it for themselves, thanks to WorldStrides, the nation’s largest and most trusted educational travel provider, and the Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum and…

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WorldStrides Awarded Re-Accreditation from World’s Largest Agency

Charlottesville, VA — The nation’s largest educational travel company, WorldStrides, received a glowing review and subsequent re-accreditation as a school from AdvancED, the largest accrediting organization in the world. On the 400-point Index of Educational Quality (IEQ), WorldStrides scored a 366, while the average for programs…

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WorldStrides Announces New University Partner for Academic Credit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  – March 31, 2016 — WorldStrides, the nation’s largest and most trusted educational travel provider, is proud to announce a partnership with the University of California, San Diego Extension, which will allow students to earn college credit after participating in one of WorldStrides’…

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WorldStrides and Explorica Join Forces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – January 8, 2016 – WorldStrides, the largest educational travel company in the United States and the leading experiential education provider, has acquired Explorica, Inc. of Boston, Ma.  Explorica is one of North America’s premier student travel companies, providing innovative international travel programs for more…

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WorldStrides and International Studies Abroad (ISA) Join Forces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.  November 11, 2015 — WorldStrides, the largest and most trusted educational travel company in the United States, has acquired International Studies Abroad (ISA) of Austin, Texas. ISA is the market leader in undergraduate study abroad, as well as a leader in providing service-learning and…

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WorldStrides and CBL International Join Forces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — WorldStrides has acquired CBL International of Oxford, England, Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.  CBL is the leading provider of specialized summer study programs in business, law, science, and global affairs tailored to enrolled college and graduate school students. About CBL International CBL operates programs…

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WorldStrides Unifies University Teams

To serve the university travel market, WorldStrides has integrated two teams working exclusively with university groups on short-term educational travel programs. Prior to the recent restructuring, our Capstone division worked primarily with professional schools in areas such as business, law, engineering, medicine, public health, journalism,…

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