California Gold Country Cable Car

Cable Cars

In 1869, Andrew Hallidie witnessed a horrible accident as a horse drawn streetcar slid backwards down a steep slippery San Francisco street. Four years later, Hallidie introduced the city to its first cable car. Now, the San Francisco cable car system (part of the intermodal urban transport network)... Read More

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

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 another one million dollars to ensure the aquarium was a... Read More

Images from India

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 a look at these images fro... Read More

Old State Capitol - Springfield, Illinois

Illinois State Capitol

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 Statehouse is the stained ... Read More

Studying in Africa

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... Read More

Barefoot Beach Preserve

Barefoot Beach Preserve

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 is an excellent... Read More

Splash into Science Dolphin Experience - Key Largo, Florida

Island Dolphin Care Center

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 you know? A group of dolp... Read More

Tokyo Tower in Roppongi Hills - Tokyo, Japan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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 two day... Read More

Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Alcatraz

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 the United States.... Read More