WorldStrides travel programs truly are life-changing, and offer experiences that teachers, students, and parents will remember for a life-time. Don’t just take our word for it though – take a look at what some recent travelers have to say about their trip with us!
About our Washington D.C. Programs
Everyone loved this trip!
We loved this trip! We saw so much in the few days we were there. Everyone has a better understanding of our country’s history and even traditions that carry on today! Every World Strides person was so helpful and kind, even when I called with so many questions. It would be a pleasure to take a group on this trip again. My own children were greatly impacted by this experience.
– Program Leader from California
Completely fun filled and informative!
Our guides, Sue and Tammi, we’re so knowledgeable and friendly. I went with my 8th grader as a chaperone and had just as much fun as the kids! I go to DC on business every May, but have never seen such history and beauty as with these 2 tour guides! They made sure the kids were respectful and open minded to all we saw.
– Chaperone from Memphis
My daughter had an absolute blast!
My daughter still can’t stop talking about all the things she did and saw on this trip. It was worth absolutely every penny we paid for it. I was so thankful for all the historical sites her class was able to see. It brought them together as friends and as a larger graduating class. I want to go with in two years when my younger son goes as an 8th grader.
– Parent from Minnesota
Wished I Could Go Too!
I worked in travel prior to my current job. My daughter had only wonderful things to say about her trip. She loved the itinerary, the hotel and leisure activities. I’ve never been to D.C. myself which we’ll have to correct very soon.
– Parent from New Hampshire
It was AWESOME!
My son would go again if he could…”it was awesome” is the main statement he makes when I ask him about the trip. The food was amazing. He liked seeing the Washington Monument and Monticello. He enjoyed the kids and the chaperones.
– Parent from Illinois
About our Florida Science Programs
Totally recommend this company and would travel again!
This trip was nothing short of AMAZING!! I attended this trip with my kids and I can’t say enough good things. Our WorldStrides leader (Kim) was a welth of knowledge. She was super friendly, helpful, fun, curtious, and great with all of the students. The activities the kids got to participate in were outstanding. I really enjoyed the learing aspect of the trip as well. I definitely came away from this experience with a ton of information and a great deal of knowledge on how to live a cleaner more substantial life. Thanks WorldStrides!
– Chaperone from Virginia
My daughter had the time of her life!
This was my daughters dream trip. She wants to be a marine biologist so this gave her an opportunity to explore this field. She said everything was very well presented and interesting. Never a dull moment. She especially liked disecting a squid and then eating it – calamari anyone?? (I thought she was joking but that’s what they did!) The hotels and dining were all above acceptable. She was always supervised and felt safe. Good times all around – highly recommended.
– Parent from Massachusetts
I did this on my own with World Strides help and guidance.
I had gone with 2 other teachers and a high school group of 32 about 6 years ago. I’m since at a different school but reached to WS because I really wanted to take students on this adventure. I was nervous about numbers. Will I get 1 or 2 to sign up or will I get 40. My rep gave me step by step instruction on recruitment, meetings, needs, answered all my questions and even sent a seasoned traveling teacher to me first parent meeting. I ended up with 9 students. We had the time of our lives. We kept busy with activities, perfectly planned meals, down time and I could not have done this without the support all along the way. I already have kids wanting to sign up for next year. Because of the support and flexibility of World Strides, I will make this an annual event. I highly recommend them as a company. They cover everything I could think of and tons of things I didn’t even expect. It’s not cheap per student but when you see what they all get in return…it’s so worth it. I can’t wait for next time and I just got back 5 days ago.
– Program Leader from California
The Science trip to Florida was amazing from start to finish
Students were constantly engaged in activities which enhanced their learning experience. Their questions were welcomed and answered with respect and patience. Students were treated with the respect of young adults and their behavior reflected it. It was awesome to watch the faces of my students as they had the opportunity to experience things that they may never have had the opportunity to otherwise. Even upon our return and into now the following year, students are still actively talking about and reliving their experiences. Thank you WorldStrides!!!! and your entire staff!!!
– Program Leader from New Mexico
Totally the Best! Both Fun and Educational!
I learned so much on the trip to the Everglades. The kids loved everything about our trip. They swam with the dolphins, snorkeled, visited the sea turtle hospital, walked the everglades and so much more. The trip was so well organized and our guide Lisa was the best. I would recommend this trip because it was filled with good safe educational fun. I learned things I never knew about and I’ve come away with a better understanding of how we are affecting our planet. I want to be a steward and help our planet in what ever way I can. And the kids came away with the same conviction.
– Chaperone from Indiana
About our Costa Rica Science programs
Best Trip Ever!
Words cannot describe the memories I created of this trip! From zip-lining through the cloud forest to rafting down the Sarapiqui River, the trip was filled with endless amounts of fun! The best part was our guide, Mariela. Without her, the trip would not have been the same.
– Student from California
Homebody type personality had FUN
My daighter loves to be home. Does not like to travel, does not like to put herself in any situation that involves her making an effort to talk to people she don’t know. She is shy, quite, and reserved. She shocked me when she asked to go. She LOVED it. She said she would do it again. and she learned so much. Thank you WorldStrides.
– Parent from Colorado
About our European Immersion Programs
Greatest experience of my life!
I went on a tour of Madrid and southern Spain with my classmates and my teachers this past week and it changed my life forever. Our tour guide, Emma, was so enthusiastic and was completely devoted to helping us create memories that will last a life time. She taught us so much history and facts about Spanish culture. She got along with our funny and quirky group from the very start and helped us adjust to life in Spain. Emma strengthened my love for Spain and I cannot wait to return.
– Student from New Hampshire
Our guide was amazing! He was knowledgeable, excellent with our students, and managed unforeseen changes to the itinerary with ease. The hotel was clean and located in a safe area. Meals provided students with an opportunity to experience authentic French cooking, and were delicious as well! The activities were well planned and very enjoyable for everyone.
– Program Leader from New York
So much incredible history and beauty to take in!
World Strides has fantastic guides with unbelievable knowledge and ability to engage students. The hotels are convenient and charming. Be ready to be overwhelmed by the sights and information while relaxing and enjoying your adventure!
– Program Leader from Colorado
Such a fun trip, no better way to see France.
Everything is planned out for you; the transportation, lodging, food, sights, you name it. I went on this as a school trip and it was the best trip I’ve ever been on. It was a busy trip, but I never felt overwhelmed. Our tour guide knew so much about everywhere we went, was funny, knowledgeable, and made everyone feel safe. He made the trip.
– Student from Texas
Marianna made this trip memorable!!!
We hit the ground running and got every pennies worth in eight days. Our tour guide was amazing, she kept us entertained and informed the entire trip. We barely had time to rest, but that’s what going home is for. I couldn’t believe the amount of scenery and information we received on this incredible journey. Although we ate lots of pasta, Marianna shared with us the differences in all these wonderful dishes based on locations. We had a lot of fun and took a lot of pictures. This trip was awesome on many levels. Thank you for having her on your team, she is a real asset for WorldStrides.
– Chaperone from Texas
A wonderful experience!
This was a wonderfully planned and executed trip. Marianna, our tour director, was professional and knowledgeable about every place we went and was the perfect liaison with the tour guides at each attraction. She did a great job in keeping the students engaged throughout the trip. The knowledge and experience of this trip was invaluable and I would do another tour with World Strides without hesitation. The entire tour was seamless and well executed, I could not have planned a trip this good!
– Chaperone from Florida
WorldStrides is great to work with in creating your trip because they have excellent tours already planned but are open to adaptations to the itinerary. I started with the British Isles tour, but found some other locations that seemed interesting and WorldStrides made it happen. Our guide Maevon made the trip an experience to remember for both students and chaperones. He was organized and efficient, but more than that he really got to know each traveler by participating alongside with them, not just leading, and went out of his way to include attractions and places that would fit our personalities. WorldStrides trips are of the highest quality – better quality accommodations, better located hotels, great food, great attractions. They might be a bit more expensive than other companies, but I truly feel it is worth it for a first class experience!
– Chaperone from California
Ireland in a week
As always, the Worldstrides folks heard our wish list and made it all happen – and then some. You can always trust that they will make your trip BETTER than you expected – that’s their job and what they do every time! Tristan was a great guide; our group loved the farm visit and the beautiful scenery. This trip was EASY and more relaxed than some others and it was a great change to just take it all in – Ireland is a beautiful land with very friendly people! WS knows the best way to see Ireland!
– Program Leader from Louisiana
There was nothing to worry about whatsoever with this trip. Worldstrides provided support from the moment we stepped off the airplane, with guide and tour bus ready to go at baggage claim. Our days were packed with educational trips and adventures, as well as free time for the kids to explore. The hotel was just outside Vatican city, with beautiful views and a huge breakfast spread. Our tour guide was a local and knew everything there was to know about the historical sights as well as his favorite restaurants, public transportation, and the best shopping. We didn’t have to think or worry about anything, and with 20+ teenagers in a foreign country, that’s a blessing in and of itself.
– Chaperone from New Hampshire