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Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. At 7:55 AM on December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter pilots set their sights on Pearl Harbor, an American naval base in Oahu, Hawaii. Two hours later, 2,400 Americas were dead, another 1,200 wounded, and nearly 20 naval vessels…

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6 of Our Favorite Travel Apps

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Our phones go everywhere we go, so of course you will be packing them in your carry on when you leave on your WorldStrides program! While you should check with your provider on usage and fees associated with traveling abroad, travel apps can help your…

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Our 2016-17 Bowl Game Predictions

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As the regular college football season draws to a close, WorldStrides OnStage programs is gearing up for bowl game season! We’re just as excited as our performers to find out who will be playing in bowl games across the country. While we wait for the…

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9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! As our marching bands prepare to take to the streets of Chicago as part of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we decided to dig up a few fun facts about Thanksgiving! Do you know what was served at the first Thanksgiving? How about…

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50 Years: Trish McGraw – A Focus On The Educator

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WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made…

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WorldStrides Travel Programs Benefit Educators with Professional Development Opportunities

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Teachers love leading their students on programs through WorldStrides. Whether students are visiting a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C., studying The Declaration of Independence in  Philadelphia, or canoeing through mangroves in Florida, the opportunity for experiential learning is one teachers are eager to seize. Watching…

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How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

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November 21 marks the 43rd annual World Hello Day! World Hello Day was created in response to conflicts between Egypt and Israel in the 1970s. The peace discussion at the end of the war was the first time that Arab and Israeli officials met for…

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Win a scholarship by paying with e-check

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We’re making it even easier for more students to travel! Each month, we reward one lucky traveler with a $500 scholarship that goes directly towards the student’s trip price. Student qualify for the monthly scholarship drawing by selecting the EZPay e-Check option at time of…

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Thinking of Paris

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Today marks the first anniversary of the attacks that took place in Paris on November 13, 2015. Our thoughts and support are with Paris as they remember the events from a year ago and continue the healing process. Paris is a city of culture, architecture,…

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Adjudicator Perspective: How To Prepare For Your Festival Performance

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Planning a festival should be a fun and rewarding experience. At WorldStrides OnStage, we take care of every single detail so our directors can focus on the most important part – the music! Adjudicated festival performance can feel intimidating, so we talked to several of…

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