Global Preparedness

We partner with leading risk organizations, government agencies, and on-the-ground operators for a real and nuanced understanding of the political, religious, and cultural climates our students will encounter during their visits. Our management team undergoes extensive training and scenario analysis to prepare for potential crises in regions across the globe.

Berchtesgaden Austria

Knowledge is Power

With our strategic partners, we’ve created easy-to-read safety advice for your students that include country- and issue-specific guidelines for a range of situations. Meanwhile, our team monitors information from our partners at the U.S. State Department, iJET, and International SOS. Plus, all travelers enrolled in our programs are registered with the U.S. State Department.

Tour Central

Our own 24/7 Tour Central team is always awake and working. If a problem arises, help from a specialized hub of action-oriented, resolution professionals is a single phone call away.

Doctors on Call

Our partnership with the prestigious George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine gives us access to doctors who are available 24 hours a day to provide phone consultations and treatment recommendations for our program participants.


At $50 million, our professional liability coverage is the strongest in the industry. Combined with primary medical insurance in the amount of $7,500 plus embedded coverage for medical evacuation,  everyone on your program—including your university—is covered.

Rick Rosenfeld

Guided by Experience

Rick Rosenfeld, WorldStrides’ Vice President of Risk Management and Client Services, brings decades of experience that guides WorldStrides’ approach to preparedness and planning for global programs. A seasoned global traveler himself, Rick coordinates the risk management activities related to all WorldStrides Capstone programs and serves as the division’s primary liaison with risk management associations and the U.S. Department of State. His commitment to student safety is mirrored by our seasoned leadership team, with a combined 100+ years of experience in student travel.

No one is immune to crisis.

Read examples for how WorldStrides Capstone has responded to global events impacting our students:

Emergency Medical Evacuation
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Arab Spring
Bangkok Protest

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Bangkok Thailand