When it comes to travel, it’s you that your students will remember.

As their leader, you’re the one who starts the dream and sees it through, whether your students end up climbing the Eiffel Tower, cooking in Seville, or practicing gladiatorial combat in Rome. WorldStrides’ mission is to bring travel to as many students as we can and to treat you like royalty throughout the ride!

This section is designed to help keep you up to date on the latest news and trends in educational travel to prepare you for a successful experience. Hear stories from other educators travels, learn more about the amazing destinations WorldStrides travels and get access to useful educational tools. Check back often to see the latest updates and learn more about the many benefits of educational travel through WorldStrides.

Wendy Amato, Ph.D.

Our Educational Mission

Educators are becoming increasingly mindful of the role that hands-on learning and experiential opportunities play in knowledge acquisition. We see this philosophical shift in the way schools, administrators, teachers, and families look to interdisciplinary options, project-based learning, international exposure, and other endeavors beyond classroom walls to complete the educational experience.

Today’s students engage in a world of advancing complexity. Our mission and vision support these students in preparing for that challenge. We seek to stimulate thinking, challenge complacency, inspire creativity, and nurture stewardship.

Wendy W. Amato, Ph.D., Vice President of Education

Educational Accreditation

WorldStrides is accredited by educational bodies across the country, and we have a dedicated Curriculum and Academics Department—this means we’re an actual school, and can offer students high school and college credit.

Benefits for our educators

Educator Opportunities and Benefits

When you give your students the life-changing experience of travel, you deserve kudos for making a creative and lasting contribution to their education. Below are a few of the rewards that you – and they – receive with WorldStrides travel:

Educator benefits
  • We offer an easy promotion and recruitment process for getting your trip going
  • You can travel free, and also earn free spots for family and colleagues
  • You can get professional development credit for your travel
Student benefits
  • A broader worldview and more mature life perspective
  • Stronger friendships and the fun of a shared adventure
  • Eligibility for academic credit, including three free college credits for students traveling on our Perspectives programs
  • For adult learners, an expanded network of connections

Click below to see specific benefits that may apply to you!

Discoveries Programs Teacher Benefits
Perspectives Programs Teacher Benefits
Performance Educator Benefits
College and Post-grad Educator Benefits

EDUCATION

DOWNLOAD: WORLDSTRIDES FUNDRAISING GUIDE

We picked the brains of both WorldStrides employees and teachers for their best suggestions on useful fundraising campaigns to help raise money for educational travel opportunities. Download the WorldStrides Fundraising Guide below for all sorts of ideas, whether you’re headed to a music festival, to Washington, D.C., or abroad!

Upcoming Events

03/08/2018 - 03/10/2018

Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, WI

The Power of Language. The Power of People. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)

CSCTFL’s aim is to promote the study of world languages on all levels of instruction. Attendance at a CSCTFL conference assures teachers of high-quality professional development and supportive, energizing collegial interaction.