Destination Spotlight Stories

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 Smithsonian Expert 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. This mangrove forest, coral reef, and…

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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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Photos From The 2017 Presidential Inauguration

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WorldStrides brought 6,000 students to Washington, D.C., to experience the historic Presidential Inauguration. Students were also able to visit some of the sights of our nation’s capital and even had the option to attend their own Inaugural Ball! Here are just a few photos from…

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Roaming Rome

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Read part one and part two of our three part recap of our employee trip to Italy! Following our adventures in Venice and our exploration of Florence, it was off to Rome! We loaded our private coaches bright and early to start our journey to the “Eternal City.”…

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Exploring Florence

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Read part one of our three part recap of our employee trip to Italy! Following our adventures in Venice, it was on to Florence! During our private coach ride from Florence to Venice, we took park in one of the LEAP activities our student travelers…

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An Adventure Through Venice

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A number of WorldStrides employees recently had the opportunity to travel to Italy to visit Venice, Florence, and Rome and experience many of the same sights and activities our student travels visit. As an avid traveler with an intense desire to see “everywhere,” I jumped…

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