WorldStrides is committed to academics—and because we’re an accredited program like your school—every student who travels with us has the opportunity to earn free academic credit through our Discovery for Credit program.

If you are a student in grades 6-12 traveling on a WorldStrides program, earning academic credit with your travel program:

  • offers you a competitive advantage on your college application
  • distinguishes you as a savvy traveler and online learner
  • starts you on the right path to a successful completion of higher education.

Free High School Credit through WorldStrides Discovery for Credit

  • Course Options:  Online courses are paired with corresponding travel programs to reflect themes and destinations. You’ll choose courses from your custom menu.
  • Eligibility:  Students in grades 6-12 at the time of travel on a WorldStrides program are eligible to earn high school credit.
  • Cost:  Discovery for Credit course participation is free—that means you pay nothing!

Three Free College Preparatory Credits through WorldStrides Discovery for Credit

  • Course Options:  Students have multiple options for completing coursework online. College preparatory options differ in theme and destination based on the travel program.
  • Eligibility:  Students in grades 9-12 at the time of travel are eligible to participate.
  • Cost:  Three college preparatory credits are included in your program fee.  Transcripts for these college credits are issued through the University of California – San Diego Extension.

Out of everything WorldStrides does, being able to offer high school credit and three college preparatory credits for free to our travelers is one of the things we are most proud of!