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.

Francois Martin

Francois Martin

Senior Vice President & General Manager, OnStage Programs

As General Manager of the WorldStrides performing arts travel division, Francois Martin has a rich, 20-year history with the company, including prior roles as Vice President, Marketing, and Senior Vice President, Account Management. His upbringing, too, is characterized by a rich past: of French parentage, he was raised and educated in France with extended semester stays in New Orleans, Germany, and Taiwan.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in France and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a concentration in marketing and international business. At home, Francois enjoys time with his wife, four children, and an animal menagerie. His hobbies include playing soccer and tennis, gardening, cooking, staying current with international affairs—and following the Redskins!