Enroll six students on your tour and you travel for free!
Free International Teacher Conventions
Meet other teachers, share travel tips, discover new places, and get to know our staff and Tour Directors.
Check out these fabulous convention locations where you could join us!
A Single Room on Tour
International Discovery Program Leaders enjoy a single room on each night of their tour.* You may, of course, share a double or twin if you prefer.
Free Travel Insurance
International Discovery programs include free travel insurance for all our travelers and the Cancellation Protection Plan for all Program Leaders.
Earn extra free places for chaperones or cash stipends. We treat our group leaders like stars, and give them the perks they deserve!
Any full paying participant not contributing towards a free place for a chaperone earns you a $100 cash stipend.
For example if you enroll 14 students, yourself and another chaperone can travel for free and you earn $200 cash paid to you a few days before your program departs.
Free International Cell Phone on Tour
Program Leaders receive a free international cell phone to use on tour, which comes with a $10 credit. Students can rent phones and in most cases calls between group members are free.
Your group benefits, too…
You and your participants can choose to enjoy a private tour at no extra cost when 20 or more paying participants enroll on your 2018 tour by March 1, 2017. Just let your Tour Consultant know of your request, plus your enrollment at 20 or more. Get more information.
Early Enrollment Incentives
Students enrolled on your trip save on tuition and can enjoy the lowest monthly payment plan options when they sign up before the Early Enrollment Deadline.
Attend International Conventions
Join us on a free International Teacher Convention in late fall 2017 or January 2018 to experience our services firsthand. We’ll introduce you to the sights, culture, food and history of exciting international destinations and show you what makes us unique. International Teacher Conventions are fun, relaxing, and rewarding.
Qualifying is Easy!
For each student traveler you enroll on a 2018 program before March 2, 2017, you earn 110 points. Points are exchangeable for convention places and cash stipends. All rewards points for 2018 travel must be redeemed by February 1, 2018 and may not be carried over into the 2019 rewards program.
- 1,500 Points: European or Latin American Convention or $300 cash
- 2,000 Points: St. Petersburg Premier convention or $450 cash
- 2,500 Points: European or Latin American Convention for you and a companion or $600 cash
- 3,000 Points: St. Petersburg premier convention for you and a companion or $900 cash
Cash stipends can be converted into travel scholarships, for the same amount, for 2018. If the scholarship is for 2019 or later the amount is doubled.
The teacher convention includes your flights, hotel, breakfasts, welcome reception, farewell dinner, and sightseeing tours.
Refer a Colleague, Earn Rewards!
Refer a Friend—It’s a great way to earn more rewards!
Refer a Friend—It’s a great way to earn more rewards!
You’ve impacted your students for a lifetime. And now, you can have an impact on even more students by introducing educational travel to fellow teachers.
More students will have the opportunity for travel to change their lives as your referral starts a program in their school and you’ll receive these fantastic rewards:
How it works:
- Once 3 paying travelers have enrolled on the referred new Program Leader’s tour, WorldStrides issues $500 or 250 Reward Points to the referring Program Leader’s account.
- When the same tour departs with at least 5 paying travelers enrolled, the referring Program Leader receives an additional $500 or 250 Reward Points on their account.
The colleague you refer must not have traveled previously with us as a group leader, chaperone or assistant, and is not currently planning a trip with us. To be eligible for rewards they must enroll a group of at least five full-paying participants.
Note: Referred colleague cannot be traveling with you on your tour and only one referral bonus is payable per tour that travels with us. Referred colleague must travel within three years of the date they were referred in order to qualify for the Referral Bonus Program.
WorldStrides’ accredited status means that teachers receive FREE professional development for leading one of our programs. We help you identify opportunities that meet your state’s standards and will issue a transcript for up to 35 points/hours or 3.5 CEUs based on the length of your program.
Extra PDPs abroad?
Our International Teacher Conventions are not only a chance to explore a city abroad, but are also an opportunity to earn optional PDPs during our exciting interactive sessions. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact us to find out more!
Aventura Cultural Spanish Teacher Immersion Programs
Dramatically improve your Spanish, enhance your teaching skills, and discover a wealth of useful activities for your classroom. The experience willl be invaluable to you both professionally and personally. You’ll live with a host family, receive one-on-one instruction, work on mini-methods with Program Director Tom Alsop, and create your own personal culture project to use in your lessons.
For participating in the Aventura Cultural Program you can also earn three full hours of graduate credit in Spanish from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs!
You can save up to $400 by enrolling early. Learn More About Aventura Cultural Programs