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Hi, this is Jennie Durbin, and I’m excited to announce that I will be leading a group of Illini Central Middle School students on a WorldStrides program to Washington, D.C. and New York City. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation’s most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This will be a trip that your child will be talking about for years to come! See below for important information about our trip and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
03/27/2022 to 03/30/2022
$1,999 Per student - includes $125 discount when signing up prior to December 15, 2020
With our No Risk Guarantee, when you sign up now (or anytime through December 15, 2020), you are eligible for a 100% refund if you cancel for any reason before May 1, 2021. To be eligible for the No Risk Guarantee, you’ll need to select EZ-Pay, our automated payment plan, at time of registration.
Learn more about our Washington, D.C. and New York City Travel Programs!
Our Trip Highlights
Our trip includes a stop at the Pentagon Memorial where students will walk through the site that honors the 184 victims who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks at the Pentagon. The memorial shows the timeline of these victims’ ages ranging from just 3 years old to age 71.
Students will walk in the footsteps of our nation’s leaders as they explore Capitol Hill. Tour the underground tunnels to see where lawmakers meet, take in the miles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the steps of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
Read some of Jefferson’s famous writings and gain a new respect for his foresight he had while writing the Declaration of Independence. Discuss how this first Secretary of State impacted the way America developed as a nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Experience the memorial dedicated to the nation’s most famous civil rights activist who preached tolerance regardless of race, belief, or class. Become inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful writings that nurtured love across a nation. Students will have the opportunity to take turns reciting the words of Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.
Statue of Liberty
Ride the subway to Lower Manhattan and take a ferry to Liberty Island, where you will visit the most iconic monument dedicated to freedom in the world. She greets newcomers to New York from her place in the New York Harbor.
National 9/11 Memorial
Take time to reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Learn about how America changed forever from that day forward.
Experience the Immigration Museum at America’s primary gateway for millions of immigrants. See more than 700,000 names listed on the Wall of Valor, and even research your ancestors by accessing passenger records in the museum’s interactive history center.
A national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is home to Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, NYC’s premier Christmas tree, and much more.
The Health and Safety of our Travelers is our #1 Priority
For more than 50 years, WorldStrides been known for industry-leading health and safety in educational travel. COVID-19 is surely unprecedented, but WorldStrides has been tackling “unprecedented” for decades. Our experienced team is leading the way, and constantly evolving to meet new requirements for health and safety that are imperative in this environment. In addition to the new measures being implemented to address COVID-19, WorldStrides has an extensive network in place to ensure the health and safety of all our travelers. Here are just a few examples:
Expertly trained Course Leaders to guide your group. Course Leaders are destination experts and will help bring learning to life for your students while navigating them through your itinerary.
On-Site Coordinators: WorldStrides staff members who are with you around the clock at your hotel to assist with any needs that may arise during your stay. (In some destinations, on-site coordinators will be replaced with 24-hour Course Leaders.)
Doctors on Call: our exclusive partnership with the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University
Tour Central: 24/7 local support office ready to assistance travelers at a moments notice
Click here for full details on our updated health and safety measures that will be in place for your trip.
Families with annual adjusted gross incomes of up to $85,000 may qualify
One simple call to WorldStrides Customer Service (800-468-5899) can tell you how much assistance may be available even before registering for the trip. (FLAG Financial Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; FLAG applications for trips taking place in 2021 is current closed however assistance is still available for trips taking place in 2022.)
Gift of Education Fundraiser
Student driven fundraiser where 100% of the money raised goes to offset the trip price
Students send e-cards, letters, or share links on Facebook / Instagram, and family and friends, in one simple click, can make a direct donation
Thousands of students pay for their entire trip each year through the Gift of Education
Affordable Payment Plans
Pay a small initial deposit to sign up for the trip
The remaining balance is spread out into small amounts and paid monthly prior to travel
Set up auto-deductions from your account saving you time and money