Business Programs

A micro and macro understanding of the global economy is a well-established tenet of business education. As such, business schools have blazed a trail in developing faculty-led programs in emerging and established destinations…and we’ve been there every step of the way! Read about just a few of the 100+ countries where we can develop a customized program for your career-focused learners.

See how our customized international programs can bring learning to life.



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Strength in numbers

With 50 years of experience, we've taken over 9 million students on educational programs - over 400,000 students traveled with us last year alone! We partner with more than 10,000 K-12 schools and 500 colleges and universities.

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.

A well-oiled machine

Our customers give us rave reviews for our top-notch trip planning. We handle every detail for you, with particular focus on safety and security.

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.

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.


Craig Cuddleback
Craig 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.
Company Visits and Interactive Experiences


Interactive visits to global organizations and hands-on field study experiences are the core of an educational travel program with WorldStrides. Executive speakers, factory tours, service learning opportunities and more—we’ve planned more than 5,500 academic engagements in the past 5 years!

This effort is led by our Global Academic Team, an international group with members based in the United States, China, and South America. These planning professionals engage with your program planners to develop an itinerary that illuminates the academic theme you’ve chosen and then taps into a global network of companies, NGOs, and government agencies to source engaging visits for students that bring this theme to life. Our thematic approach to planning these experiences helps to ensure that the purpose of your travel is always at the forefront of our process.

The Global Academic Team can also work with you to arrange applied learning exercises such as Local Market Immersions, designed to get students off the bus to experience the microeconomics of the city and interact with people and places.