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Customize Your Program

Designing Your Custom Program

We believe this kind of learning experience demands a unique travel itinerary, and that’s why we specialize in customized travel programs. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc., our program development team, alongside our Global Academic Team, will consult with you to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will deliver the educational outcome you’re looking for. From selecting your destination to identifying interactive experiences that bring your classroom to life, our thematic approach ensures that your goals drive every decision we make together.

A Personal Partner

Once your program is developed, you’ll work directly with an account manager who will be your champion, working directly with our large team of logistical experts, curriculum specialists, and on-the-ground partners. Our loyal clients see their account managers as an integral part of their own university teams, ensuring that your program is uniquely yours each and every year.

Meet our VP of Program Development

Jennifer FisherJennifer Fisher leads a team of WorldStrides’ program development specialists, working directly with new university clients to globalize their curriculum with short-term faculty-led cultural immersion experiences. Jen brings a passion for customized curriculum solutions to this role after more than 20 years working with institutions of higher learning.

To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.

Topics to Explore

In Canada, you might choose to explore some of the following topics:


Producing nearly 3.8 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2014, Canada houses the third largest reserve of oil in the world. Study the importance of the economic and geopolitical closeness between Canada and the United States, and the research on renewable energy.


In 2015, Canada exported 55 billion USD to the United States alone; the auto sector is Canada’s biggest contributor to its manufacturing GDP, and its largest manufacturing employer. Examine its role of free trade agreements in supporting the manufacturing industry and boosting Canada’s trade surplus with the United States.


Ranking as the world’s second largest producer of forestry products, Canada produces nearly 20% of the world’s pulp for paper. Consider the political and economic implications of a dependence on natural resources – and the Canadian government’s commitment to sustainability.



Spotlight on Canada

Destination Overview

Spotlight on Canada

Canada’s economy has benefitted from the 1989 U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement; Canada is the United States’ largest foreign supplier of energy. Despite a steep drop in GDP during the 2008 financial crisis, Canada’s economy has mostly recovered.

After World War II, its manufacturing, mining and service sectors took off, changing the country from a mostly rural economy to an urban and industrial economy. This northern country is still is heavily involved in forestry, however, and is home to 10 percent of the world’s forests. Canada aims to strike a balance between developing energy resources and keeping its commitment to the environment. Combined with its lush natural resources, landscape and relatively peaceful nature, it is an ideal business environment to observe.