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9 Interesting Facts About Portugal

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Portugal is quickly becoming a popular destination for travelers. With colorful cities like Lisbon and Porto, more than 400 miles of scenic coastline, and a rich history, it’s easy to see why travelers are drawn to the country. Here are 9 interesting facts about Portugal…

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Regarding Last Night’s Incidents in London

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WorldStrides is aware of the two incidents that occurred in London at the London Bridge and in Borough Market. We have confirmed all students traveling with our programs are accounted for and safe. On Saturday night (June 3), three men drove a van into pedestrians…

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5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare For Fall

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Summer vacation is here! Not only is it a great time for teachers to relax after a busy school year, it’s also a good opportunity to learn a few new things and prepare for the fall. Here are five things teachers can do this summer to…

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WorldStrides Surprises State-wide Spelling Bee Winner with Airfare to the National Spanish Spelling Bee

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WorldStrides surprised Salem Church Middle School student Jayli Jimenez Garcia with airfare to represent her school at the National Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio, Texas. Jayli grabbed the top spot out of 140 students who participated in the Bee. The national event will take…

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How A Trip To Singapore Inspired an MBA Student Personally and Professionally

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During her spring break, Alexa Liberson, an MBA candidate at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, traveled to Singapore as part of an international business class on a travel program through our WorldStrides Capstone division. Her firsthand account highlights both the personal…

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Music Teacher Jon Ortiz Reflects On His Honors Performance Series Experiences

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As a student, Jon Ortiz was chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall with WorldStrides’ Honors Performance Series. The experience affirmed for him that he was meant to pursue a career in music. Now a music teacher in Lubbock, Texas, Jon was recently chosen as a…

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Shore Lacrosse Club Travels to England and Scotland

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As the official team sport of Maryland, the home of WorldStrides Excel, and the oldest sport in North America, lacrosse continues to expand its border limits. As a strong advocate for global sports ambassadorship, we work with teams looking to travel internationally and help develop…

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One Program Leader’s Memorable Visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial

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A trip to Washington, D.C., is always unforgettable for students, but for Program Leader Julia Dierks, one trip was especially memorable. In her own words, Julia shares a moving story about a visit to the Marine Corps War Memorial. “We were at the Iwo Jima Memorial….

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WorldStrides and Little Kids Rock Kick Off Partnership at Carnegie Hall

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“Every student is a musician,” says David Wish, CEO and founder of Little Kids Rock, “we, as educators need to draw it out of our students rather than drumming it in.” Founded by a former elementary school teacher frustrated with the lack of funding for…

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WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Evelyn Johnson

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Teachers are the heart and soul behind our programs. It’s the teacher students will remember. This year, for Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students and parents who have participated in recent WorldStrides programs to nominate those teachers who have impacted their lives and encouraged them…

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