Apps For Teachers

8 Cool Phone Apps for Teachers and Students

Let’s face it – apps can make everyday things a LOT easier for us, but with so many to choose from, selecting which ones you will actually use can be overwhelming. We narrowed down the choices to those that are useful in the classroom and the “classroom of the world!” Check out these 8 c... Read More

Road Trips Across America

One of summer’s most liberating experiences is hitting the open road, and here in the good ole US of A, there’s a lot of land to cover! Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to gas up the car, and start your engines! Here are a few classic road trips that cover three of […] Read More

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

Best Practices for Handling Catcalls and Street Harassment

Whistles. Animal noises. Suggestive comments. The official term is “street harassment,” and though it happens all over the world, I know personally, it can be very unsettling when in a foreign environment. The targets of street harassment are not just limited to girls and women; minorities and m... Read More

Our Christian Discoveries Program allows students to experience Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

7 Blooms Around the World

The cherry blossoms in D.C. aren’t the only famous flowers around the world. Love spring? (Or summer or fall?) Here are some other places where you can see Planet Earth in all her glory! Outside of Brussels in Belgium, a forest known as “Halle’s Wood” shows off for spring with a virtual ... Read More

Lincoln Memorial Selfie

Cell Phones on Tour: Banning Technology…or Embracing It?

Teachers like me can be programmed to say, “Put the phone down!” when we see phones in students’ hands (especially when they’re under the desk as though there’s an invisibility cloak down there!) It’s true that phones can be a distraction when we are trying to teach, especially in the tr... Read More

Travel Tips: Staying Healthy

In most of the country, winter has been hanging around far too long. (Seriously, GO HOME WINTER.) Unfortunately, the flu season is hanging around with it! According to the CDC, cases of flu A have decreased but not yet concluded. However, flu B cases are still occurring. The last thing you want to p... Read More

Passports

Passport Photos: The Rules, and Some Tips and Tricks Too

Ready for your upcoming international trip? One of the first items on your to-do list is likely getting a passport (or renewing your passport) or, in some cases, getting a visa*. The first thing you’ll need to do to start the process is get your photo taken. But this photo is decidedly not li... Read More

Our Christian Discoveries Program allows students to experience Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

6 Things to Know Before Cherry Blossoms Peak

Spring has finally sprung in Washington, D.C. and that means it won’t be long before the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It is one of the most beautiful times of year in the nation’s capitol. Here are some important things you should know before venturing out to see the flowers: The f... Read More

Valentine's Day Chocolate

7 Countries That Make The Best Chocolate

The stores are full of boxes of chocolates and confectionery goodies in honor of Valentine’s Day, but we don’t need an excuse to reach for a piece of the sweet treat. Sampling the local chocolate is part of the travel experience! Here are seven countries that make the best chocolate. Belgium You... Read More

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