Stories by Sarah Wyland

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14 Interesting Facts About Romania

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Romania is a hidden gem, located in southeastern Europe. Full of history and culture, the country’s capital, Bucharest, is even called “Little Paris.” Curious about this developing country?  Here are 14 interesting facts about Romania. The name “Romania” comes from the Latin word “Romanus” which…

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12 Interesting Facts About New York City

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Who doesn’t love the Big Apple? WorldStrides certainly does! We did some research into one of our favorite cities in the United States and learned 12 interesting facts about New York City you may not have known. A little over 8 million people live in…

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Webinar: Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning

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Today, September 21, is known as the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated globally to education and public awareness on issues related to peace. We are commemorating the day by sharing our webinar, Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning. Presented by our Vice…

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Where Are They Now: Navy Lieutenant Jesse Varela

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The travel experiences students have with WorldStrides shape their futures, and especially their careers!  We chronicle some of these notable alumni in our Where Are They Now series. Jesse Varela knows a thing or two about stepping out of his comfort zone. As a high…

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3 Fall Equinox Experiments For The Middle School Classroom

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While Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, the first official day of fall is on September 22. Ahead of the first day of autumn, we found three fall equinox experiments perfect for the middle school classroom. The Balancing Egg The art of balancing…

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9 Facts About Wheel of Fortune

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It’s “Teacher’s Week” on Wheel of Fortune and WorldStrides is proud to sponsor a trip on the Wheel each night this week! As contestants spin the Wheel in hopes of winning big, here are 9 facts about Wheel of Fortune we bet you didn’t know….

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Download: WorldStrides Fundraising Guide

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We picked the brains of both WorldStrides employees and teachers for their best suggestions on useful fundraising campaigns to help raise money for educational travel opportunities. Download the WorldStrides Fundraising Guide below for all sorts of ideas, whether you’re headed to a music festival, to Washington,…

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State Department Travel Alert Update

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The U.S. State Department refreshed its Europe travel alert on Friday, September 1, noting conditions of which American travelers should be aware. The proactive alert is similar to one issued last year ahead of the summer travel season. This is simply a refreshing of the…

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The Bonville-Shaw Family: Frequent WorldStrides Travelers

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Amanda Bonville doesn’t hesitate to sign her children up for an educational travel experience. The mother of six has sent (or plans to send!) four of her children on WorldStrides programs. In fact, her oldest daughter, Abby, has traveled with us four times! Abby’s first trip…

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11 Interesting Facts About Colombia

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Colombia is known for its significant natural resources, modern cities, and a diverse culture. The government has made great strides in recent years to secure peace with revolutionaries, minimize crime, and protect its strong democratic institutions and the country boasts at growing economy. Here are…

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