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.

TIM

Tim Walkup

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tim provides oversight to all of WorldStrides’ human resources functions, including supporting working environments for a large and growing staff in our global offices. He brings 20 years of seasoned HR experience to the position—both as a practitioner and a consultant for a range of companies.

He holds a MA degree from Marymount University and a BBA from James Madison University, and is professionally certified as a PHR and CCP in the human resources field. Prior to joining WorldStrides, Tim worked at PRA International, Towers Watson, and the Society for Human Resource Management. In his free time, he is an avid kids’ sports fan, with nearly 30 years in soccer, lacrosse, and basketball coaching experience. He advocates sports play as a great way for students to build important skills that translate into adult and professional life