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Life in Cuba, with a Focus on Death

On a recent custom program in Cuba, our team partnered with Community College of Baltimore County as they set out to study Mortuary Science. Yes, mortuary science, as in the study of funeral service. This unique program gave this group of future morticians and funeral directors a cross-cultural view... Read More

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Featured Academic Host:
Bob Coggins

WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs for higher ed typically incorporates immersive global engagements that allow students to meet professionals working in their field. Our unique Global Academic Team works closely with business faculty to develop immersive itineraries that feature visits with business ... Read More

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A Lifelong Love for Latin America

Her high school trip to Peru in Latin America was in 2007, but Abby Sawyer talks about it now like she’s telling a story from last month. She vividly recalls witnessing Macchu Picchu, tasting traditional Peruvian cuisine, and hunting for alligators in the Amazon. “I remember thinking, ‘Why ar... Read More

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The Non-Soccer Fans Guide to the World Cup

World Cup fever is kicking in! The world’s biggest tournament begins Thursday in Russia, and whether you are watching for what’s happening on the pitch or the sidelines, there is a lot to love. If you’re still learning the rules of the game and want to sound like you know what you’re talking... Read More

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7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Memorial Day. Maybe you think of it as the beginning of summer, and time for a barbecue. While that’s all fun and good, it’s important that we don’t forget what the holiday is all about. Here are seven facts about why we really celebrate Memorial Day. Hint: None of them involve hot dogs. The t... Read More

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10 Royal Wedding Traditions You Should Know About

Royal wedding traditions are a serious matter in Britain. When Prince Harry–sixth in line to the British throne–marries American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, some parts of the wedding are expected to go according to royal tradition, but others are left to speculation until the big ... Read More

5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare for Fall

10 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts They Really Want

As a former classroom teacher, it’s so gratifying to receive an end-of-the-year teacher gift as a thank you for teaching your child. But I’m going to share a dirty little secret that your child’s teacher can’t tell you: a lot of them probably go in the trash. It’s not that we didn’t love... Read More

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Airplane in the Smithsonian

If you’ve ever been to the National Air and Space Museum, chances are you’ve wondered – how does the Smithsonian get a plane in the building? (Well, maybe you have wondered this, or maybe you haven’t.) We have been wondering and we asked them! Here’s what the Collections Department, from t... Read More

Meet 11 Founding Mothers of the United States

Do you think there are “Founding Mothers”? The birth of our nation is often attributed to men we call “Founding Fathers.” In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’d like to spotlight a few of the women who made distinct contributions that helped shape our country in its format... Read More

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