From art to zoology, and everything in between.

We partner with educators to enhance curriculum in the open-air classroom of the world. With customized experiences any time of year, our Arts and Sciences Programs are built from scratch to meet your specific learning needs and encourage global citizenship in every course of study. Explore just a sampling of the 100+ destinations available below.



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Tailormade travels

From J-term to summer break, four days to four weeks - we're accustomed to custom! We fit every aspect of your travel itinerary to your specific curriculum, your university regulations, and your budget. And of course, we design every program to complement the sensibilities of your travelers—from undergraduate up to executive education.

We've got connections.

We have long-standing relationships with the best vendors, venues, and transportation providers, as well as access to global leaders and innovators in 100+ countries around the world.

Global Academic Team

The Global Academic Team collaborates with companies, NGOs, schools, government, and other contacts to arrange interactive and immersive meetings that augment your curriculum while traveling. Our contacts in each community tell us the visits from students offer a unique opportunity to interface directly with talented future leaders. Our faculty leaders and students call these experiences the highlight of their travel programs. Meet just a few of our Global Curriculum Coordinators.


Lisel Bruscia leads WorldStrides’ team of global curriculum coordinators, as well as the international operations team. Her teams support our university clients with all aspects of their educational travel, from academic content to the program’s logistical needs. A veteran of WorldStrides, she has held a variety of roles in the global organization, creating partnerships with leading U.S. schools and working with students from the United States, Canada, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Wake Forest University.
Craig CuddlebackCraig Cuddeback brings decades of experience as an entrepreneur and entrepreneurial consultant to his role at WorldStrides. He left a VP role in a Times Mirror Company to start his first company, which he grew to four businesses. Since exiting, Craig consults for early stage companies from his home base in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his BA from Ottawa University.
rebecca judis2Rebecca Judis is a veteran of the Global Academic Team who relies on her extensive professional experience consulting for government, SME, and Fortune 500 organizations from around the globe. Previously, Rebecca served as Vice President of the World Congress on Information Technology, where she was responsible for international business development. Rebecca has a BA in International Studies from Austin College and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird.
Kelly Bryant leads many of the Global Academic Team’s strategies, and manages a team of Global Curriculum Coordinators. Prior to joining our team, Kelly worked in business-to-consumer brand marketing in a role where she focused on consumer promotions, emerging business trends, and corporate branding. She has extensive experience working and traveling with Executive MBA and MBA clients, most recently in Vietnam, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Greece.
Rachel Ruppert leads the development of academic engagement strategies and manages a team of Global Curriculum Coordinators. Prior to joining the WorldStrides Global Academic team, Rachel Ruppert worked for Hilton Hotels and Resorts, as well as the Boar’s Head Resort and Spa. In those positions, Rachel was in the sales and catering office, where she specialized in weddings, corporate meetings, and events for non-profits and PanHellenic organizations. Rachel completed her MBA with a concentration in International Business from the University of Florida.