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6 Valentine’s Day Traditions Around The World

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Across the United States and around the world, February 14 marks a day of celebration of St. Valentine. The legend of St. Valentine is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend says Valentine was a priest who served during the third…

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Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez Addresses University Educators at 4th Annual Summit

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Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez told educators that we must seek out globalization, not Americanization, at WorldStrides’ 4th annual Global Education Summit in Washington, D.C. The event brings together educators planning short-term, faculty-led global study programs for business and economics students. The group discussed best practices in international travel and shared trends from the…

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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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