Receive Great Perks
Free Travel for Teachers
At WorldStrides, we know just how hard you work to positively impact your students’ lives. That’s why teachers travel free with a minimum number of travelers.
If you’re new to WorldStrides, you can also join us on a free International Teacher Convention to experience our services firsthand. We’ll introduce you to the sights, culture, food, and history of exciting destinations and show you what makes us unique.
Additional Free Spots for Spouses and Friends
Your spouse, fellow teachers, and/or friends can also travel free on your student travel program when you hit goals for additional full-paying trip participants.
Cash Stipends, Scholarships, and More
When you follow our proven Recipe for Success recruitment program, we thank you with additional rewards, in whatever form works best for you: cash stipends, gift cards for school supplies, or student scholarships.
Free Professional Development
Our accredited status as a school means you can receive up to 35 points/hours of professional development credit. We can also offer you low-cost graduate credit. Only an accredited organization like WorldStrides can help you grow professionally. Ask us for more details.
International Teacher Conventions
Earn Rewards and Attend International Teacher Conventions
Every full-paying traveler you enroll on your program earns you points that you can exchange for cash, student scholarship funds, or our exclusive International Teacher Conventions. These incredible trips let you explore exciting new destinations with fellow teachers, and include all your flights, hotels, breakfasts, sightseeing tours, as well as a welcome reception and a farewell dinner.
Qualifying is Easy!
Your redemption options include cash stipends, travel scholarships, and places on our International Teacher Conventions. Please see the charts below for a full picture of what you’ve qualified for. Each full-paying participant you enroll on a 2020 program by September 6, 2019 earns you 85 points. Points are valid for three years following the date you returned from your tour.
Travel on one of our exclusive teacher conventions:
|Convention||Destination||Deadline||One Free Place||Two Free Places|
|Nov. 7-12, 2019||Galapagos||Sept. 1, 2019||2,500 Points||4,000 Points|
|Nov. 7-11, 2019||Cote d’Azur||Sept. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Nov. 14-18, 2019||Playa del Carmen||Sept. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Jan. 16-20, 2020||Dublin||Oct. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Jan. 16-20, 2020||Brussels||Oct. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Jan. 16-20, 2020||Rome||Oct. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Jan. 23-27, 2020||Barcelona||Oct. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|Jan. 23-27, 2020||Amsterdam||Oct. 1, 2019||1,500 Points||2,500 Points|
|July 2020||Croatia & Venice||Feb. 1, 2020||3,000 Points||5,000 Points|
Perspectives Program Leaders who wish to apply for a convention may do so through the MyTrip portal.
Redeem your points for cash:
- 1,500 points = $300
- 2,000 points = $450
- 2,500 points = $600
- 3,000 points = $900
- 4,500 points = $1,200
- 5,000 points = $1,350
Cash stipends can be converted into travel scholarships, for the same amount, for 2020 or 2021.
Refer a Friend, Earn 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:
- $500 or 500 Reward Points for each referral who travels with 5-14 participants.
- $1,000 or a FREE International Convention (1500 Reward Points) when a referral travels with 15+ participants.
Please note that the person you refer must not have traveled previously with us as a program leader, chaperone, or assistant; they cannot be traveling with you on your tour; and they cannot be currently planning a trip with us. To be eligible for rewards they must enroll a group of at least five full-paying participants, and they must travel within three years of the date they were referred. Only one referral bonus is payable per tour that travels with us.
Earn Professional Development
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.