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50 Years: Clayton Jensen – From OnStage Performing to Behind the Scenes Coordinating

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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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WorldStrides Program Leaders Participate In Flag Ceremony at Cubs Game

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During our 2016 Educators Escape in Chicago, more than 200 Program Leaders had the opportunity to attend a Mariners v. Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. They also had the chance to participate in the opening flag ceremony! Check out this great video from our…

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Dr. Lang gives travel guidelines for areas with the Zika Virus

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An interview with Dr. Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine, on travel guidelines in areas with the Zika virus: WorldStrides: Zika is getting extensive media coverage, with more and more countries added to the CDC list of…

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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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Meet Our 2017 Inauguration Heritage Festival Adjudicators

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The Inauguration Heritage Festival only happens every four years. On January 20, 2017, students have the opportunity to be in the nation’s capital for this historic event, then perform at an adjudicated festival! At our 2017 Inauguration Heritage festival, students will perform before a panel…

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8 Skyscrapers From Around The World for Skyscraper Appreciation Day

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Today is Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a day that commemorates the birthday of William Can Alen, the architect behind the Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. Skyscraper Appreciation Day was founded by Dr. Tom Stevens so that the general public could admire…

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AHSTF 2016: Sightseeing at Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park

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It’s not all rehearsing and performing with American High School Theatre Festival and Festival Fringe! Groups also get to do some sightseeing outside of Edinburgh. This morning, coaches loaded up and headed to Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park. Stirling Castle is one of the…

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AHSTF 2016: Reviews and Bravery

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One of our last groups took their show to the Royal Mile today. The cast of Little Shop of Horrors braved rain and cold winds to perform several numbers for their show, drawing quite the crowd in the process. When the rain started to fall before their…

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Meet Smithsonian Expert Chris Wilson

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The story of our democracy is written everyday by citizens – and especially by young people –  who help to shape our future with their decisions. This pivotal Inauguration will be one of those seminal moments. Chris Wilson, director of the African American History Program at…

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AHSTF 2016: More Royal Mile Performances!

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It has been a day full of American High School Theatre Festival performances in Edinburgh! Many of our groups had their first performances today in our venues, while others performed on the Royal Mile. Students have also been taking in other performances from Festival Fringe…

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