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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Jake Mitchell

Senior Vice President, Discoveries Programs

Jake joined WorldStrides in 2009, leading efforts in business analysis and operations. In 2012, he brought his skills to the account management team, providing program planning and executive oversight for all customer relationship management for Discoveries programs. Prior to joining WorldStrides, Jake began his career in the United States Marine Corp, rising to the rank of Captain. This was followed by investment banking experience in mergers and acquisitions with Wachovia Securities. His education includes a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Jake is an accomplished outdoorsman and nature enthusiast. He also enjoys spending quality family time with his wife and three children.