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.

Dave Conklin

David Conklin

General Manager, WorldStrides Canada

Dave joined WorldStrides in October 2015 to oversee the company’s sales and operations for the Canadian territory. He was drawn to WorldStrides’ mission to use travel as a means of bringing live, experiential learning into students’ overall educational exposure.

Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc, and also received a diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1999 in Ontario, and later added The Bank of Nova Scotia and Deloitte LLP to his résumé. Turning to the category of student travel, he then spent ten years with travel provider EF prior to coming onboard with WorldStrides. In his free time, Dave enjoys hockey, golf, and family travel.