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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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WorldStrides Travelers Witness Record Snow in Washington, D.C.

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Record-breaking weather dumped more than 56 inches of snow on Washington, D.C., this winter, creating the largest snow accumulations ever documented in the area. Several WorldStrides groups were visiting the capital in early February when back-to-back storms brought multiple feet of snow, closing schools and government…

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The Turtle Girls: Never Too Young To Make A Difference

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Chuck Nelson, a Program Leader from California, believes in the power of educational travel. Each year, he takes his students on a hands-on science adventure because he finds that it brings the real world into the classroom. His passion for travel and the environment has been translated…

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Valentine’s Day Celebrations Around the World

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Men & women across the US are swapping Hallmark cards, red roses, boxed chocolates and teddy bears today in celebration of Valentine’s Day. But how does the rest of the world celebrate this love-ly holiday? Here’s a look at a few countries around the world…

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Accent Called upon to Assist Families of Americans Wounded in Mumbai Bombings

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Last month The Accent Group was called to assist the Ragsdale and Lopez families of Nashville, Tenn., whose lives were forever changed. Traveling to India on a peaceful retreat, Mrs. Ragsdale & Mrs. Lopez were caught in the tragic shootings of November 27, 2008. While…

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Accent Responds to the Challenge of H1N1

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As the number of H1N1 virus cases within the U.S. and abroad has continued to rise over the past few months, Accent has closely monitored developments associated with the illness. One of the largest epidemics since SARS in 2003, Swine Flu has had a global…

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Accent Re-Routes Thailand-Bound Program Due to Airport Closure

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Two weeks ago, protesters took over the Bangkok International Airport, leading to its abrupt closure. These events caused one of Accent’s EMBA programs, scheduled to visit Bangkok in late November, to quickly implement alternative plans. Months of planning for business visits, cultural activities and special…

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H1N1 Global Health Alert

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As the number of H1N1 virus cases within the U.S. and abroad rose in 2009, WorldStrides Capstone programs worked proactively to keep participants safe from exposure to the serious disease and to avoid potential travel complications because of heightened security at airports around the globe….

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