Austria Czech Germany The Imperial Capitals International Concert Travel Music Education European Ensemble

Sarah Wyland

State Department Travel Alert Update

The U.S. State Department refreshed its Europe travel alert on Friday, September 1, noting conditions of which American travelers should be aware. The proactive alert is similar to one issued last year ahead of the summer travel season. This is simply a refreshing of the earlier alert, and does not... Read More

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Jim Hall

From CEO Jim Hall: Our Hometown

Dear Educators, Parents, and Students, It was a disturbing and sad weekend here in WorldStrides’ hometown of Charlottesville. About 500 of our employees live and work here near our headquarters. To the best of my knowledge, all of our team members are safe, but for those of us who call this regio... Read More

Literary Tour of London

Sarah Wyland

Regarding Last Night’s Incidents in London

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 kni... Read More

Vietnam

Sarah Wyland

Bangkok Protest

When anti-government agitators announced plans to shut down Bangkok with a citywide protest, three groups traveling with WorldStrides were already in or had plans to visit the Thai capital. The WorldStrides response was multi-faceted, quickly assessing the situation on the ground, creating “safe z... Read More

Istanbul Turkey

Sarah Wyland

Emergency Medical Evacuation

While visiting Turkey with his university group on a WorldStrides Capstone program, a student experienced a sudden heart attack attributed to an undiagnosed heart condition. Within one hour of the student’s collapse in Istanbul, Dr. Christopher Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director, was on the phone... Read More

Tokyo Tower in Roppongi Hills - Tokyo, Japan

Sarah Wyland

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

After a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook Japan in March 2011, WorldStrides successfully evacuated two university groups from the earthquake and tsunami zone, per their specific needs and travel schedule. This response included the evacuation of a group of students who had arrived in Japan just two day... Read More

Charles Bridge - Prague, Czech Republic

Sarah Wyland

H1N1 Global Health Alert

As the number of H1N1 virus cases within the U.S. and abroad rose in 2009, WorldStrides Capstone programs worked proactively to keep participants safe from exposure to the serious disease and to avoid potential travel complications because of heightened security at airports around the globe. This pr... Read More