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.

Matt Wertz - Executive Vice President and General Manager for WorldStrides K-12 Programs

Matt Wertz

Executive Vice President and General Manager

Matt Wertz brings extensive industry knowledge and leadership to WorldStrides. Having held several pivotal roles at Explorica, including CEO, he has had 15 years of experience and hands-on involvement with every facet of educational travel. He has led numerous technical and service-based innovations that have transformed the entire industry. Matt shares WorldStrides’ passion for changing students’ lives through high-quality, affordable travel programs across the globe. Prior to joining the company, he worked as an e-commerce consultant and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical engineering from Boston University.