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5 Obscure Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

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We’re looking forward to bringing more than 6,000 students to our nation’s capital to experience this year’s historic Presidential Inauguration! As our groups begin to arrive in Washington, D.C., we put together this list of five obscure facts about past Presidential Inaugurations you may not…

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9 Winter Weather Folklore Sayings

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Today, December 21, marks the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere! While it’s clear and cool at the WorldStrides headquarters in Charlottesville for now, we decided to have some fun and look up winter weather folklore to see if we can predict the…

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Educational Travel: A Big Idea

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Over the weekend, Dr. Wendy Amato, WorldStrides’ Director of Curriculum and Academics, shared her thoughts on learning through educational travel at an event hosted by students at a Charlottesville, VA school. (WorldStrides is headquartered in Charlottesville.) The St. Anne’s-Belfield School “Greenway Symposium” was organized with TED…

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9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! As our marching bands prepare to take to the streets of Chicago as part of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we decided to dig up a few fun facts about Thanksgiving! Do you know what was served at the first Thanksgiving? How about…

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WorldStrides Travel Programs Benefit Educators with Professional Development Opportunities

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Teachers love leading their students on programs through WorldStrides. Whether students are visiting a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C., studying The Declaration of Independence in  Philadelphia, or canoeing through mangroves in Florida, the opportunity for experiential learning is one teachers are eager to seize. Watching…

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10 Interesting Facts About the Presidential Election

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Across the country, citizens are exercising their right to vote on Election Day. Ahead of 2016’s historic election, we decided to research the history of the presidential election. Here are 10 interesting facts we learned about the presidential election. A candidate has won the popular vote…

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How College Credit Enhances Students’ Academic Profiles

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  In a landscape where students are fighting to distinguish themselves among their peers in the college admission process, WorldStrides travelers are ahead of the curve. Many of our students are enrolling in Discovery for Credit courses, which they complete upon returning from their eye-opening…

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Learn About Our Instruction and Management for Increased Learning Graduate Course

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The Curriculum and Academics Team at WorldStrides is the full-time crew of credentialed teachers who work to ensure that there is a spotlight on the educational elements of our educational travel programs. There is no question that our programs fulfill the mission of igniting student…

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WorldStrides Program Leaders Participate In Flag Ceremony at Cubs Game

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During our 2016 Educators Escape in Chicago, more than 200 Program Leaders had the opportunity to attend a Mariners v. Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. They also had the chance to participate in the opening flag ceremony! Check out this great video from our…

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8 Skyscrapers From Around The World for Skyscraper Appreciation Day

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Today is Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a day that commemorates the birthday of William Can Alen, the architect behind the Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. Skyscraper Appreciation Day was founded by Dr. Tom Stevens so that the general public could admire…

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