WorldStrides is aware of the two incidents that occurred in London at the London Bridge and in Borough Market. We have confirmed all students traveling with our programs are accounted for and safe.
On Saturday night (June 3), three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack on patrons in pubs and restaurants around Borough Market. The incidents have been confirmed as acts of terrorism. A reported third incident at Vauxhall was not connected.
We are actively monitoring and assessing the situation and will determine if it’s necessary to make changes to itineraries for groups traveling in London, with the guidance of the police and our security partners. The safety and security of our travelers is, and always will be, our highest priority! We will not allow a group to travel if we don’t think it is safe to do so.
We are a large company with significant resources devoted to proactive planning that is focused on all aspects of the safety of our travelers. We have an unparalleled safety record due to our focus on risk and crisis management as well as the resources we devote to proactive planning.
WorldStrides is a fifty-year-old organization that has successfully managed through many challenges over the years in our ever-changing world. Our goal is to ensure that we provide an outstanding, and safe, experience for all traveler. We are parents and educators first and foremost, and we will never compromise the safety and security of any of our travelers.
Our thoughts are with the people of London.