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Learn More About Our Helping Hands Scholarships

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WorldStrides’ employees are committed to giving every student the opportunity to travel with us to amazing destinations. That’s why we work hard each year to raise money for the Helping Hands Scholarship, now available for students traveling with both our Discoveries and OnStage programs. Funds…

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11 Interesting Facts About Nashville

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Nashville is known for its bustling music scene, down home hospitality, and great food. We’re so excited about our Nashville Heritage Festival this spring that we put together a list of 11 interesting facts about Nashville, covering everything from history to pop culture. Nashville’s Centennial…

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14 Interesting Facts About Romania

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Romania is a hidden gem, located in southeastern Europe. Full of history and culture, the country’s capital, Bucharest, is even called “Little Paris.” Curious about this developing country?  Here are 14 interesting facts about Romania. The name “Romania” comes from the Latin word “Romanus” which…

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WorldStrides Fundraiser Hall of Fame: Martha Infante

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As part of our Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our newest inductee, South Los Angeles middle school teacher, Martha Infante. Martha is an educator at Los Angeles Academy. From early on, she knew her students would never be…

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9 Soccer Superstitions in England, Spain, and Italy

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From animals on the field to clothing selections and video game covers, superstitions in sports have a deep-rooted history. In the global sport of soccer, superstitions are abound. Here are 9 soccer superstitions that players in three of our most popular destinations swear by. England…

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12 Interesting Facts About New York City

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Who doesn’t love the Big Apple? WorldStrides certainly does! We did some research into one of our favorite cities in the United States and learned 12 interesting facts about New York City you may not have known. A little over 8 million people live in…

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Webinar: Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning

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Today, September 21, is known as the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated globally to education and public awareness on issues related to peace. We are commemorating the day by sharing our webinar, Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning. Presented by our Vice…

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Where Are They Now: Navy Lieutenant Jesse Varela

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The travel experiences students have with WorldStrides shape their futures, and especially their careers!  We chronicle some of these notable alumni in our Where Are They Now series. Jesse Varela knows a thing or two about stepping out of his comfort zone. As a high…

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3 Fall Equinox Experiments For The Middle School Classroom

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While Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, the first official day of fall is on September 22. Ahead of the first day of autumn, we found three fall equinox experiments perfect for the middle school classroom. The Balancing Egg The art of balancing…

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Want to Ensure that Your Common App Essay is Anything But Common?

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Wendy Amato, Ph.D., Vice President of Education, WorldStrides A lot of students worry they need to write their college application essay about a show-stopping personal interest, a life-changing business innovation, or a tale of overcoming major adversity to stand out from the applicant pool these…

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