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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.

WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: History – Dewey Espinosa

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Our Program Leaders – your 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 or are traveling with WorldStrides soon…

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Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand: An Exploration of Culture

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Mackenzie Crowe is a marketing manager at WorldStrides. She recently spent three weeks traveling around Thailand. Read about her experience!  As I packed my single 4-liter camelbak backpack (sans the water pouch), I perfected the ‘roll.’ The roll is where you take an article of clothing,…

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Spanish Teacher’s Cuba Trip Changes Students’ Perspectives

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Since the ability to travel to Cuba opened up last year, it has become a popular destination, particularly for educational travel. Spanish teacher Chad Taylor recently took 13 high school students to Cuba where they were immersed in a culture and tradition very different from…

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5 Apps That Makes Communication Easy While Traveling

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There’s so much to share during a WorldStrides trip – photos, videos, nightly updates, travel schedules –  and thanks to smartphones, it is easier than ever to stay in touch while traveling. Here are a few of our favorite apps to make it easy for…

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FC Edmonton Spends 10 Days in Scotland and England

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The FC Edmonton “Eddies” recently returned home from a ten day pre-season tour in Scotland and England with WorldStrides Excel. The Eddies played friendly matches against local Scottish and English professional teams to help prepare them for their upcoming NASL season. FC Edmonton played four…

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My Coastal Conservation Program Experience in Costa Rica

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Melissa Harris is an account manager with our Discoveries programs. She recently spent time in Costa Rica on a WorldStrides Coastal Conservation program. Read about Melissa’s trip, and the lessons she learned in Costa Rica.  I recently joined one of my groups in Costa Rica…

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Meet Smithsonian Expert Jim Zimbelman

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The story of our universe can be told by its plateaus, volcanoes, crevices, and canyons. This is the work of a planetary geologist, and Dr. Jim Zimbelman does it for Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. His research in Iceland helped to inform our rich…

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Global Hall Pass: Boston Strong

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On Monday, I had the honor of running in the Boston Marathon. Running Boston is always a memorable experience. Taking in the city’s storied history while passing through the large, enthusiastic crowds cheering on runners along the course is invigorating. This year’s marathon was extra…

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Pennsylvania West Olympic Development Programs Chooses WorldStrides Excel for International Soccer Tours

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WorldStrides, the nation’s largest and most trusted educational travel provider, is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania West Olympic Development Programs (PA West ODP) is partnering with the company to deliver international soccer tours for their players through their WorldStrides Excel programs division. This is an…

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Social Sarah: Follow Us – And Share Your Photos!

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One of our favorite things at WorldStrides is connecting with our Program Leaders and students as they embark on adventures with us all over the world. What better way to do that than social media? Starting this month, our social media guru, Sarah, will share…

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