Dr. Neal Sikka - WorldStrides Medical Director

What is Doctors on Call?

If you have a medical emergency during your travel program, there is nothing more comforting than having a doctor on call. WorldStrides’ industry-leading health and safety measures include access to 24/7 medical support for travelers in D.C. and around the world. This is accomplished through t... Read More

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

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

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 Tours to Ireland and Scotland – Irish Literary Tours

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

Jefferson Memorial, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Proactive Approach for Potential Government Shutdown

As U.S. lawmakers work to finalize a budget deal and avert a government shutdown on Friday, April 28, WorldStrides continues to take a proactive approach to prepare for any potential disruptions in Washington, D.C. At this time, we’re glad to see that an imminent shutdown seems unlikely, but o... Read More

A Central European Odyssey International Music Education Travel Hungary Budapest Poland Krakow Czech Republic Prague

Risk Management Advisory Memo: Executive Order Travel Ban

In light of uncertainty around the roll-out of President Trump’s recent travel bans, WorldStrides released guidance to its university clients in the Capstone division about upcoming international travel. Most programs and customers are not affected by the executive order, but international student... Read More

Rio Camuy Cave Puerto Rico

Dr. Lang gives travel guidelines for areas with the Zika Virus

An interview with Dr. Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine, on travel guidelines in areas with the Zika virus: WorldStrides: Zika is getting extensive media coverage, with more and more countries added to t... Read More


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

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

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