A global application for your course of study

To prepare students for careers in an increasingly connected world, Medical and Other Professional Programs at universities organize travel experiences that help put their learning in a real-world context. Our customized programs provide professional interactions in career-focused disciplines. Work with our Global Academic Team to craft a travel experience that suits your curriculum.



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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 school's regulations, and your budget. And of course, we design every program to complement the sensibilities of your travelers—from 8th grade to undergraduate and up to executive education.

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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 Experiences Team

The Global Experiences 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 judisRebecca 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 BryantKelly 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 RuppertRachel 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.

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