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Get Ahead With Discovery For Credit

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WorldStrides’ exclusive Discovery for Credit program provides students the opportunity to extend and deepen the learning beyond the on-trip experience. This supplemental course is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Middle States Association of…

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Kohl’s Cares® Supports Schools With $10 Million in Grants

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In honor of the 10th anniversary of Kohl’s Cares®, a philanthropic program launched by Kohl’s to support children’s health and education, the Menomonee Falls, WI-based retailer will give $500,000 to 20 different schools this fall – that’s $10 million in grant money up for grabs!…

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Save Time, Money, and Trees with EZPay

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EZPay is a simple way to pay for your WorldStrides program by scheduling automatic drafts from your checking account. If you’re not already enjoying the benefits of EZPay, here’s what you’re missing: Hassle-free, automatic payments from your checking account ensure that you’re never late and…

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Beth’s Story: A Ninth Grader’s Reflection On A WorldStrides Trip

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When Chips Norcross led a group of students on a history trip to Washington, D.C., in spring of 2010, his second trip as a Program Leader with WorldStrides, there was no doubt that his students were all having an exceptionally fun, powerful experience. For some…

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Plant A Tree For Arbor Day

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Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The customary observance of the holiday is to plant a tree. On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted. Here are a few ideas…

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Teachers Share Love For Travel and History with Christian Discoveries Trip

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It requires a dedicated and passionate teacher to take 75 eighth grade students across the country to explore our nation’s foundations. Becki Shuler has been teaching for 14 years and has spearheaded her school’s Christian Discoveries trip with WorldStrides for 11 of those years. Becki, who…

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Florida Science Program With A History Twist

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Fred Yerzy is a first-time Program Leader from California whose unique WorldStrides program – focused on both science and history – just returned from our Florida science program. He believes that teaching both subjects “adds flavor and balance to the trip, and will keep students…

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Kamikaze Iguanas Fall From Trees During Cold Florida winter

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Recently, residents in Florida have seen a phenomenon that most travelers on a WorldStrides science program to Florida will never experience. After record cold in South Florida this winter, news agencies as far away as the United Kingdom are reporting the raining of “kamikaze” iguanas. That’s…

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A Parent Program Leader’s Perspective

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Nicolai Kreger isn’t your average Program Leader. As a parent volunteer she is excited to take students to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and New York City, a learning experience usually reserved for teachers. Why do you believe that educational travel is so important? I believe that educational travel gives…

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Got Talent? Use It To Raise Money For Your WorldStrides Program!

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Looking for a unique way to raise money for your WorldStrides program? Many WorldStrides groups have fundraising success by hosting benefit concerts and shows. The students take part in organizing every aspect of the event, from finding performers to advertising. Here are a few ideas for…

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