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7 Things To Know About Chinese New Year

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Today marks the first day of Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good fortune to…

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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 impacted destinations. The underlying question from schools is: “Is it safe…

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The History of Groundhog Day

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Punxsutawney Phil is arguably the most famous groundhog around the world. On February 2, Groundhog Day, crowds wait anxiously for Phil to emerge from his burrow. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, an early spring can be expected. Groundhog Day’s roots come…

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Passport Expiring? Renew Yours Now

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You’ve booked your tickets, packed your bags, and learned a few key phrases in the language of your destination.You’re eager to board your flight and set out on your next adventure. But – is your passport up to date? If your passport is scheduled to expire in 2016, the State Department encourages citizens to renew…

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Learn More About Our Exciting New Science Discoveries Programs

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At WorldStrides, we are constantly seeking new ways for students to experience educational travel. That’s why we are excited to offer three new Science Discoveries programs to our already robust offerings to locations like Florida, California, Iceland, and Costa Rica. These new programs travel to Hawaii, Alaska, and Costa Rica and Nicaragua, giving students the…

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A Visit To The Statue of Liberty

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When one thinks of New York, many images may come to mind: Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Radio City Music Hall. Another iconic symbol of the Big Apple? The Statue of Liberty. Most groups that travel to New York City with WorldStrides visit the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty is beautiful from…

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10 Winter Landscapes From Around The World

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We’re preparing for some winter weather at WorldStrides’ headquarters in Charlottesville, but a little snow hasn’t stopped us from daydreaming about travel! As we wait for the flakes to start falling outside our office windows, we thought we would share some of our favorite winter landscapes from the around the world. Zermatt, Switzerland Snow lovers from…

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Interesting Facts About The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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One of the sights students often visit when traveling with us to Washington, D.C., is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Dr. King dreamed of a world with equality for all, and his memorial between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials on the National Mall stands as a tribute to his legacy. Opened 48 years after…

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Touring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello by Night

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When looking out of certain windows or enjoying lunch on the rooftop patio at WorldStrides, employees can see Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, sitting high atop its mountain. Last month, I took advantage of our proximity. Every December, Monticello opens its doors after hours for a look at how the Jeffersons celebrated the holidays. I’ve visited Monticello…

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Join Us For Our 2016 Smithsonian University Travel Programs Symposium

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Want to learn more about our Smithsonian University Travel Programs — a collection of travel programs that put a Smithsonian lens on learning in some of the most iconic destinations on earth, including Panama, Iceland, Russia, Peru, China, and more? Then mark your calendars for our 2016 Smithsonian University Travel Programs Symposium in Washington, D.C.!…

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