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.

Wendy Amato, Ph.D.

Wendy Amato, Ph.D.

Director of Curriculum & Academics

As WorldStrides Director of Curriculum and Academics, Wendy Amato stewards the instructional content of our travel programs and manages our accreditation as a school. She is committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel with her careful attention to curriculum and her understanding of youth development. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia.

Prior to her doctoral work, she served as an administrator and teacher in a K-12 school. At the university level, she has taught courses including Curriculum and Assessment, K-12 Foreign Language Methods, and Education Across Cultures. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker at education conferences. Her academic experience is paired with over 10 years of work as a youth group leader and mission trip leader in Honduras.