In 1996, WorldStrides became the first student travel company to be accredited as an actual school. This means that we’re accredited by the same regional and national accrediting bodies as your school—and that we’re held to the same strict academic standards as schools all across the country.
This commitment to education is evident in every facet of our business—course leaders are specially trained in the LEAP philosophy, and make learning moments come to life throughout all our programs. Students are empowered with Discovery Journals prior to their trip—these journals are great tools for students to use before, during, and after their travels to help cement the learning. Teachers receive countless opportunities to enhance their in-the-classroom teaching through educational webinars and other teaching tools.
Most importantly, our commitment to education makes it possible for us to offer our Discovery for Credit program. Through this WorldStrides exclusive, students can earn free high school credit, and even college credit on some programs. Teachers benefit as well through free professional development points and graduate credit programs.
The parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
A world-renowned independent accrediting association working with schools primarily in the western United States, including the California Department of Education.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
One of six accrediting bodies in the country, working primarily in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C. Click here to provide feedback to MSA on WorldStrides’s ability to meet Standards for Accreditation.