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.

Justin Sockett

Justin Sockett

Senior Vice President, Perspectives Programs

As Vice President of Sales for the high school and international travel division, Justin Sockett oversees the sales process for WorldStrides’ high school international travel programs. Raised in Cambridge, England, he grew up surrounded by European history and culture. He was drawn to WorldStrides by its educational mission and its connection to travel as a tool for creating lasting growth for students of all ages. He also draws on his parents’ career experiences as teachers to help him understand both the challenges and rewards that educators face today.

Prior to joining WorldStrides, Justin was a cofounder of Boston-based student-travel company, NETC, which was purchased by WorldStrides in 2012. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and lists his hobbies as family, soccer, and travel. He also happens to be a successful past contestant on TV’s popular Jeopardy show!