We believe that the more authentic a travel experience is, the more students will absorb and remember what they’ve learned. That’s why our definition of true quality means building trips that deliver superior immersion—not just visiting Rome, but learning how Romans eat, live, and think. Not just seeing Versailles, but exploring what kind of socioeconomic conditions led its inhabitants to declare “Let them eat cake.” Our kind of quality puts students face to face with culture, history, and meaning. That’s authentic education that opens eyes and broadens minds. It’s a better trip, and we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Our traveling teachers and students feel the same way too! Take a look at some recent comments to see what they think what makes WorldStrides travel programs so unique, so impactful, and why they continue to chose us as their educational travel provider.
A teachers talks about quality accommodations and authentic experiences…
A teacher talks about the importance of LEAP activities…
Take a read at what other traveling teachers and students have to say about WorldStrides international travel programs.
“Our Madrid, Seville, Granada tour was excellent! WorldStrides never fails to amaze us with their tour guides, hotels, and overall service. We literally stayed in the city center and took the metro for a true ‘local’ experience. We loved everything!”
Arielle from Massachusetts. Spain traveler commenting on hotel location
“This trip was, yet again, amazing. This is my eighth trip with WorldStrides and I brought 17 students along with 2 chaperones. The tour ran like clockwork—mostly due to Laura, our awesome tour guide. Without a doubt, she was knowledgeable, accommodating, patient, helpful—and, most importantly, fun!!! The students LOVED her. Overall the restaurants provided an authentic atmosphere and excellent food for the students to try. The hotels were upscale and in convenient locations to the cities’ major attractions. For many of my students, this trip was life changing. WorldStrides and its staff have earned my complete trust and I would never travel with another company.”
Jill from New Jersey. Spain traveler commenting full immersive experience
“Unlike another company that I’ve traveled with, WorldStrides provides a high quality representation of a country’s cuisine. The evening meals on a WorldStrides trip are consistently delicious! But what sets WorldStides apart from the other company even more significantly is the expertise and obvious training of the tour guides. A WorldStrides guide is not only highly knowledgeable and competent in leading a group, he or she is quite obviously experienced in working with young people and keeping them engaged. A WorldStrides guide is that energetic and dynamic teacher that all students gravitate towards.”
Jamie from Indiana. Commenting on the quality of WorldStrides programs compared to other travel companies
“This was a great tour! Our guide, Tristan D., was great at involving and engaging my students. His knowledge of the cultural features of the places we toured was excellent. The food was excellent, and the hotels were well located near the city centers and near transportation venues. WorldStrides is simply the best company out there. They do things the right way and leave no details unattended.”
Tom from Ohio. London and Paris traveler commenting on quality accommodations
“In my 28 years of teaching I have been fortunate enough to take 13 trips abroad with students. Needless to say, I have run the gamut when it comes to traveling with the various student travel companies. My “Much Better” rating for WorldStrides is based mainly on hotel proximity. Primarily, WorldStrides makes every effort to secure a hotel in the city centers. I have traveled with other companies who have lodged us so far out of the city that it requires a 45 minute bus ride at the beginning and end of each day. This is an incredible amount of wasted time when you are touring.”
Kathy from Michigan. Commenting on the quality of WorldStrides programs compared to other travel companies
“The interactive activities were more fun than museums because we actually got to participate in the culture of Spain. Interactive activities also helped us pay attention more, learn more, and have more fun.”
Courtney from California. Spain traveler commenting on LEAP activities
“One of my best tours but they are actually all top notch. My participants were delighted by the accommodations, the meals, the tour guide, the actual involvement in French culture via LEAP activities. More than that, our tour guide did an outstanding job of incorporating true French culture such as market shopping and a picnic on the banks of the Loire Valley.”
Sal from Alabama. France and Spain traveler commenting on LEAP activities
“My WorldStrides adventure to Italy and France was one of the best traveling experiences I have ever had. I have been quite leery of organized tours but after this experience with WorldStrides, I am eager to sign up for my next one. The accommodations, food, travel, tours, and little add-ons—we cooked in Florence, painted masks in Venice, and attempted to paint on canvas in Paris—were all super. BUT what made this trip truly unforgettable was our tour guide Michael. He was outstanding: incredibly knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared, eager to share his knowledge, fun, and simply a pleasure to be with.”
Elise from Texas. France and Italy traveler commenting on LEAP activities
“The overall quality and attention to detail given by World Strides was superior to anyone else in the student travel market. The customer service and flexibility throughout the entire travel experience leading up to the travel is one of a kind.”
Jonathan from Michigan. Commenting on the quality of WorldStrides programs compared to other travel companies
“My recent trip to Italy with WorldStrides surpassed my experience with other companies in the location and quality of the hotels in which we were accommodated. They were safe, comfortable, and conveniently located. The food was ample and delicious. Moreover, the expertise of the local guides was always impressive.”
Eileen from Indiana. Commenting on the quality of WorldStrides programs compared to other travel companies
Visit reviews.worldstrides.com for a complete list of detailed trip reviews from parents and students who just traveled on a WorldStrides program.