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As the largest and most trusted educational student travel organization, we are pleased to bring you exciting perspectives about our tours, destinations, and travelers.

How To Send a Gift of Education e-Card

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WorldStrides is committed to giving every student the opportunity to travel with us to amazing destinations. We offer several fundraising and financial assistance tools to help students make their trip a reality, including our most successful fundraising tool, the Gift of Education e-cards! How do you…

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50 Years: Bob Polster – WorldStrides’ First Salesman

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WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made…

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Space Exploration with WorldStrides

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin took man’s first steps on the moon. With more than half a billion people watching on television, Armstrong climbed down a ladder, set foot on the moon, and said those now-famous words: “That’s one small step…

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Travel To The 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

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WorldStrides Excel programs has launched a new sports tour package that allows women’s collegiate and girls’ youth lacrosse teams to travel to England for the 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup! The FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup is the premier event of the international lacrosse…

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50 Years: Michael Smith – From 8th Grade Traveler to General Manager

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Michael Smith, now General Manager and Senior Vice President for WorldStrides Capstone programs, was just a kid when he first learned about the company with which he would later work. His primary school had partnered for WorldStrides (then Lakeland Tours) for a trip to Washington,…

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Our Thoughts Are With Nice

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We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that unfolded in Nice, France yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the people of Nice at this time. We have confirmed that our travelers are safe and accounted for and will continue to monitor…

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Announcing the High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House

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If you have been daydreaming of performing at the renowned Sydney Opera House in Australia, here’s your chance! The High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House builds upon the heritage of the Carnegie Hall Series and challenges accomplished 9th-12th grade musicians at one of the world’s most recognized and…

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Global Hall Pass: Iceland and Greenland

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I recently had the opportunity to travel to the diverse countries of Iceland and Greenland, destinations that are growing rapidly in popularity with travelers for their stunning landscapes and educational opportunities. Known as the land of ice and fire, Iceland is one of the most…

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10 Interesting Facts About Paris

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Thomas Jefferson once said “a walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.” There’s a reason Paris is one of the most popular cities among travelers. Known as the “City of Light” or the “City of Love,” the…

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Win a scholarship by paying with e-check

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We’re making it even easier for more students to travel! Each month, we reward one lucky traveler with a $500 scholarship that goes directly towards the student’s trip price. Student qualify for the monthly scholarship drawing by selecting the EZPay e-Check option at time of…

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