Chicago and Springfield Illinois State History Programs

9 Interesting Facts About Chicago

Chicago is home to incredible architecture, a rich museum scene, and gobs of Midwestern history. Students who experience the Windy City can see it all. Here are nine interesting facts about this great American city. You could almost run a marathon along Lake Michigan! There is 26 miles of lakefront,... Read More

WorldStrides London Convention

8 Fun Facts About London

London is full of rolling green parks, cherry red buses, royal palaces, and it’s the perfect multicultural large city with something for every student. Its history is fascinating, its architecture is breathtaking, and the expansive theater scene in London allows visitors to take in shows and perfo... Read More

Boston

7 Fun Facts About Boston

When you walk the streets of Boston, you cannot miss the historical importance of this founding American city. Its history is America’s history, and while everyone knows about some of the most pivotal moments (like the Boston Tea Party and the battlefields of Lexington and Concord) there is a ton ... Read More

California State House

9 Fun Facts About California

California – it’s inspired countless songs, movies, and shows due to its storied history and innovative spirit. Here’s 9 facts you probably didn’t know about this golden state! California is home to the “Avocado Capital of the World.” Every year, Fallbrook holds an avocado festival to c... Read More

8 Fun Facts About Oxford

Oxford is a favorite for tourists looking for a day trip from London, or a quiet alternative to the busy metropolis. The famous university town draws thousands of tourists a year, for its quaintness as well as its associations with modern western mythology, particularly Alice in Wonderland and the H... Read More

Musical Journey Through France

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to France

France has long been considered a cultural destination. At WorldStrides, we give performance groups the opportunity of a lifetime in the cities and countryside of France. Students are able to perform in spectacular cathedrals and venues, and take in the historic sights. First, stop in Normandy, wher... Read More

8 Fun Facts About Mexico

When you think of Mexico, maybe you think of a tropical spring break vacation, but Mexico has so much more to offer than just fun in the sun! The country has a fascinating history, wonderful food, and a plethora of natural wonders. Here are eight fun facts you might not know about Mexico: Mexico has... Read More

Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid, Spain

7 Fun Facts About Madrid

Spain’s capital—and its largest city—has so much to offer for art, history, and food enthusiasts. Here are seven things you should know before heading to beautiful Madrid: Madrid’s Royal Palace is the largest royal palace in Europe, with 3,418 rooms. Today, it no longer functions as a reside... Read More

Take your students to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

8 Fun Facts About Barcelona

Spain’s second most populous city is a traveler’s delight, with lovely architecture and a rich culture. Here are eight things you should know about Barcelona: Construction on Guadi’s masterpiece the Sagrada Familia began in 1882. Over a hundred years later, the massive church is still being bu... Read More

Literary Tour to Ireland and Scotland - Literary Landscapes and Inspirations

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Ireland

There is so much to do and see on a WorldStrides Ireland tour in addition to the historic sites and views. Here are seven things you didn’t know about Ireland. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, this is because of its lush greenery and rolling hills. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern I... Read More

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