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Shedd Aquarium

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The Shedd Aquarium opened in 1930 with the goal of being the most modern aquarium in the world. This was due in large part to the vision of its namesake, John G. Shedd.  He donated the first two million dollars to get the project started and…

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Explore The Roots of the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier

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Through a new partnership with Montpelier, WorldStrides participants have the exciting opportunity to explore the newly restored home of the Father of the Constitution and the woman who inspired the title “First Lady.” James Madison’s leadership brought about the creation of the U.S. Constitution, and his innovative…

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Images from India

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At Accent and TravelMBA, the University Division of WorldStrides, we know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why we’re pleased to share the below video, filmed on location in India, with a group of our students from the University of North Carolina. Take…

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Illinois State Capitol

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The new Illinois State Capitol is where President Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate. The building is the tallest non-skyscraper state capitol in the country, taller than the U.S. Capitol and the highest point in the city of Springfield. The centerpiece of the…

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Studying in Africa

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At Accent and TravelMBA, the University Division of WorldStrides, we consistently strive to remain on the cutting edge of international immersion programs for graduate and undergraduate students. By watching market trends and listening to customer interests, we are proud to be the industry leader in…

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Barefoot Beach Preserve

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Students enjoy discovery time spent on one of the grandest beaches along the Florida gulf coast – Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs. The Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. This beach park…

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Island Dolphin Care Center

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Groups engage in several educational activities to help illustrate the physical systems of various marine animals at the Island Dolphin Care Center. Students will participate in a squid dissection, and will use the web cam and touch tank to further study local sea life. Did…

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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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…

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Alcatraz

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Timeline of Events 1854 Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco Bay, becomes a military fort, assigned to protect the West Coast and the city of San Francisco from enemy attack. 1864 Alcatraz is first used as a prison, housing military personnel who would not pledge loyalty to…

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Arab Spring

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The revolution that unseated Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and became known as the Arab Spring throughout the Middle East disturbed several university trips operated through WorldStrides. Thanks to our worldwide network, the WorldStrides Capstone team was able to reroute individual students and full programs to…

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