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A cappella group visiting with students in Kenya

A Cappella Group Makes Musical Friends in Kenya

The seed for the idea of a trip to Kenya was planted more than 7 years ago for the 2018 University of Rochester YellowJackets, before any of the a cappella group’s current members were even in college. The 2011 YellowJackets had traveled there as part of a cultural exchange to collaborate on music... Read More

Meet our Global Academic Team

These dedicated curriculum consultants create customized academic engagements to meet any curriculum need for our Higher Ed Custom Programs! Each member of our Global Academic Team collaborates with companies, NGOs, schools, governments, and WorldStrides’ extensive network of professional cont... Read More

Cloud rainforest wild animal sanctuary, Costa Rica

10 Interesting Facts about Costa Rica

Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica offers unique travel experiences and breathtaking views, but what you don’t know about Costa Rica may surprise you! We’ve compiled a list of 10 interesting facts that will not only make you want to pack your bags, but you may just get t... Read More

Tallin-Square-Estonia

7 Interesting Facts About Estonia

Estonia… maybe you’ve heard of it, and but maybe you’re sort of fuzzy on where it is. This Baltic country has plenty of amazing things going for it right now – and it’s starting to make its way up the “must-visit” lists. From an insta-worthy capital city, to superfast internet – ... Read More

Reading a book

What to Read/Watch/Listen To This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for nourishing your mind. We asked WorldStrides employees what was on their summer reading, watching, and listening list. Here are a few favorites:   Recommended by Shannon Kontalonis, Senior Events Manager (and Former Teacher) Creative Schools By: Ken Robinson, Ph.D.... 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

Star Spangled Banner Flag

The Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian

Is this flag the single most important artifact at the Smithsonian Institution? It just might be. In celebration of the Fourth of July, we’ll be seeing a lot of American flags this week – on mailboxes, main streets, parades, t-shirts, and even painted on faces! It got us thinking about THE flag ... Read More

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