On most WorldStrides programs, our educators travel free with a minimum number of participants on their sponsored trips. Our international-travel educators are also eligible to participate in our complimentary Teacher Conventions, held each year in several key destinations abroad.* Other potential benefits include cash allowances, student scholarships, and referral rewards.*
*School administrators, school districts, and state entities may have rules and statutes that apply to your program and your eligibility for benefits. Rewards vary by program.
Professional Development Credit
Educators on most WorldStrides programs are eligible to receive free professional development for their leadership throughout the travel experience. In fact, we issue professional development credit every year to teachers in all 50 states, plus locations around the globe.
WorldStrides will help you identify relevant credit opportunities, assist in the development of your portfolio, and issue a transcript that reflects the terminology appropriate for your state. Our Curriculum and Academics team also offers professional development workshops in topics such as technology integration, assessment, socio-emotional learning differentiation, cooperative learning strategies, and more.
Educators can also earn low-cost graduate credit. We have a number of courses available depending on your travel program, and credits are granted by various universities in the United States.
WorldStrides was the first accredited student travel organization in the nation. Accreditation recognizes educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality, and earns them the confidence of the educational community and the public. WorldStrides is independently accredited for K-12 education by regional accrediting bodies across the nation, including:
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- AdvancED, the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission
Our accreditation allows us to offer high school academic credit to students and continuing education credit to teachers. And through our partnership with the University of California – San Diego, we are able to offer high school students traveling on our Perspectives programs three free college credits. On applicable Capstone programs, we also offer additional university credit to college students.
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