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Dr. Lang gives travel guidelines for areas with the Zika Virus

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An interview with Dr. Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine, on travel guidelines in areas with the Zika virus: WorldStrides: Zika is getting extensive media coverage, with more and more countries added to the CDC list of…

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Bangkok Protest

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When anti-government agitators announced plans to shut down Bangkok with a citywide protest, three groups traveling with WorldStrides were already in or had plans to visit the Thai capital. The WorldStrides response was multi-faceted, quickly assessing the situation on the ground, creating “safe zones” for…

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Emergency Medical Evacuation

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While visiting Turkey with his university group on a WorldStrides Capstone program, a student experienced a sudden heart attack attributed to an undiagnosed heart condition. Within one hour of the student’s collapse in Istanbul, Dr. Christopher Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director, was on the phone with…

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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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…

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