Virtual Choir Performance by Grand Cities Children's Choir On March 1, 2020, when WorldStrides welcomed talented choirs from across the country for their grand debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City, we didn’t yet know the impact that COVID-19 would have on the performing arts and that for many of the groups it would be their last live performance. One o...
Carnegie Hall Exterior In February 2020, High school Junior Gracie traveled to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall with Honors Performance Series. As part of her program coursework, she tells us about the importance of truly listening. I live in a place where it’s pretty cold for most of the year, so spring has finally...
Collage of photos of students in themed outfits One bright spot in this unusual school year was the front row seat the WorldStrides team had to incredible virtual teaching. Several of our amazing Program Leaders planned virtual trips when their students weren’t able to travel. Students at St. Peter’s had planned to go to Washington, D...
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas. Though all Americans are familiar with the Fourth of July, that’s not the only holiday celebrating freedom in the U.S! On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, which was still under confederate control. The army issued an executive decree freeing more than 250,000 enslav...
WorldStrides logo step and repeat generic background Watching and listening to the discussions around the U.S. over the last week, I have thought often about the young people who join us on our programs. As a Company, we deliver experiences that expand understanding, build connections between people, and help them see the world in new ways. Whether it...
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington DC For many students on our Washington D.C trips, visiting Arlington National Cemetery, and witnessing a wreath-laying ceremony, can be a moving moment. One Program Leader wanted to ensure that her students understood the importance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and what it symbolized. Prior to he...
airplane window shot Updated as of 11AM, 3/5/2020 The Health and Safety team at WorldStrides has been closely following the spread of the coronavirus, now named COVID-19, as governments and health agencies around the world react to contain the disease. First, we want to express our organization’s heartfelt sympathy fo...
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