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11 Interesting Facts About Singapore

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Singapore has emerged as one of the world’s most prosperous countries. It’s a financial center, an achievement in urban planning, and serves as a model for developing nations. It’s also one of our most popular travel destinations! Here are 11 interesting facts about Singapore. Singapore’s…

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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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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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How A Trip To Singapore Inspired an MBA Student Personally and Professionally

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During her spring break, Alexa Liberson, an MBA candidate at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, traveled to Singapore as part of an international business class on a travel program through our WorldStrides Capstone division. Her firsthand account highlights both the personal…

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One Program Leader’s Memorable Visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial

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A trip to Washington, D.C., is always unforgettable for students, but for Program Leader Julia Dierks, one trip was especially memorable. In her own words, Julia shares a moving story about a visit to the Marine Corps War Memorial. “We were at the Iwo Jima Memorial….

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Student Reflects On The Loss of Her Father After Visiting National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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12-year-old Savanna Arruda recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with her classmates. While there, she visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The visit was very personal for Savanna, who lost her father, Deputy Michael Arruda, in the line of duty in 2004. His name appears…

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Meet Dr. Stanley Heckadon-Moreno

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At the mouth of the Panama Canal, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Galeta Point Marine Laboratory is home base for some of the most important environmental monitoring and local education in the region — and Dr. Heckadon-Moreno is its caretaker. WorldStrides: Tell us about your role at…

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12 Facts About Iceland

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Iceland isn’t just one of the most popular travel destinations, it’s also a land of geological and environmental wonders. Whether exploring the historic and cultural centers of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, or traveling the famed Golden Circle, a visit to Iceland is truly an unforgettable experience….

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