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How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

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November 21 marks the 43rd annual World Hello Day! World Hello Day was created in response to conflicts between Egypt and Israel in the 1970s. The peace discussion at the end of the war was the first time that Arab and Israeli officials met for…

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How Traveling In High School Helped Shape One Student’s Future

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Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. She and her classmates visited Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Carcassonne, Nimes, and Paris. Now a sophomore at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double major in history education and Spanish education after her trip…

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The Road To Rio: 7 Tips For Greatness

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I’m sure Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Alex Morgan and so many more Olympic athletes can all attest to the challenges leading up to the Olympics. Each Olympic athlete has a different upbringing and backstory, but one thing that is consistent is that they worked hard…

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WorldStrides Program Leader Finds Father’s Image on Korean War Veterans Memorial

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WorldStrides programs provide unforgettable experiences for students, teachers, and parents alike. Over the years, our programs have inspired students to pursue careers, introduced them to cultures around the world, and allowed them experience history up close and personal. Our program leaders also grow and learn…

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6 Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

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Across the United States and around the world, February 14 marks a day of celebration of St. Valentine. The legend of St. Valentine is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend…

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7 things to know about Chinese New Year

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Today marks the first day of Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come…

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New Year’s Eve around the world

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Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts…

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December Holidays around the World

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Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Omisoka, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Let’s take a look at some of December’s holidays around the world. Christmas One of the most widely known December holidays,…

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Halloween Around The World

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Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays. It is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France,  would light bonfires…

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International Music Festival Helps Choral Program Become Powerhouse

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Erin McShane has built a powerhouse choral program in Union City, California. Starting with a small, beginner-level choir, she has become well respected for her superior and eclectic groups capable of tackling college level and professional works. Erin credits traveling with her choir to international…

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