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 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.
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.

WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs offers several service-learning opportunities for faculty-led programs, depending on the group’s schedule availability and skill sets. We partner with community members to identify and develop projects and organizations that will not only meet the academic goals of the university, but also contribute a lasting positive effect on the community. WorldStrides ISA adheres to ethical standards in the field of global service-learning, closely monitoring the interactions with vulnerable populations. Learn more about how to incorporate service-learning into your faculty-led program.

Higher Ed Service Learning Community Garden
Higher Ed Service Learning Community Garden