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Fundraising Hall of Fame: Alex Wheeler

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As part of our inaugural Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our first inductee, Alex Wheeler! Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. Now a junior at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double…

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Overcoming Fears in Costa Rica

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Elizabeth Guyer is an Account Manager for our science programs. She recently traveled with 28 students from Colorado on their Waves and Waterfalls tour of Costa Rica where she witnessed one of the greatest benefits of travel – overcoming fears. Travel takes you out of…

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7 Tips For A Comfortable Long Haul Flight

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Program Development Manager Nancy Richardson recently traveled to Sydney, Australia with our High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. Now that she’s back in the United States, she’s sharing her best tips for how to be comfortable on a long haul flight.  “How long…

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10 Fun Facts About Orlando

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Orlando is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. From science programs to music festivals and bowl games, WorldStrides sends hundreds of students to the “City Beautiful” every year. Here are 10 of our favorite fun facts about Orlando!   Orlando…

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8 Cool Mobile Apps For Teachers

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The new school year is quickly approaching! Whether you’re looking for new classroom tools or are busy planning your next WorldStrides program, we’ve found a few cool apps for teachers to play around with. Remind. This free app allows teachers, students, and parents to communicate…

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How Performing In Iceland Inspired One Student’s Career As A Musician

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Kyle Washka traveled with WorldStrides OnStage with Denison University on an International Custom Tour of Iceland. While in Iceland, Kyle had the opportunity to perform at Harpa Hall, Skálholt Cathedral  and The Saga Centre in the Hvolsvollur. Inspired by his travels through Iceland, Kyle will…

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10 Interesting Facts About Alaska

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Students recently embarked on our first programs to America’s Last Frontier – Alaska! Travelers explored Anchorage, observed birds at Potter Marsh, visited Denali National Park to look for wildlife, and stopped by the Iditarod Headquarters where they were able to meet a number of sled…

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China Day-By-Day – An Executive MBA Program’s Cultural and Educational Recap

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Cory Barron, Student Services Manager at Washington University – St. Louis’ Olin Business School, traveled with an Executive MBA group to China earlier this month. His detailed day-by-day recap of their travel experience and his wonderful pictures offer a window into the cultural and educational…

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9 Interesting Facts About Portugal

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Portugal is quickly becoming a popular destination for travelers. With colorful cities like Lisbon and Porto, more than 400 miles of scenic coastline, and a rich history, it’s easy to see why travelers are drawn to the country. Here are 9 interesting facts about Portugal…

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Regarding Last Night’s Incidents in London

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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…

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