Fall Flavors of Food

5 Fall Flavors Around the World

We love pumpkin spice as much as the next latte drinker, but there are even more scrumptious fall flavors to enjoy as we officially head into autumn! Read on to learn more about autumn flavor favorites around the world. Fun fact: Did you know pumpkin spice-flavored treats don’t even have pumpkin i... Read More

Pork Belly Sandwich

10 Must-Try Sandwiches around the World

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the sandwich. As simple – or as decadent – as you make it, this portable powerhouse of a food has had a long history. Our current idea of the sandwich was popularized in England back in the 1700s. John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, h... Read More


Regarding the Bushfires in Australia

For many years, WorldStrides has offered educational programs and courses in Australia. The people, culture, and natural wonders of Australia are beloved by our entire team and by many WorldStrides alumni who have had the opportunity to learn, serve or explore there. We join the global communityR... Read More

High School Honors Performance Series, Sydney Opera House, Australia

7 Tips For A Comfortable Long Haul Flight

Program Development Manager Nancy Richardson recently traveled to Sydney, Australia with our High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. Now that she’s back in the United States, she’s sharing her best tips for how to be comfortable on a long haul flight.  “How long ... Read More

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

10 winter landscapes from around the world

We’re preparing for some winter weather at WorldStrides’ headquarters in Charlottesville, but a little snow hasn’t stopped us from daydreaming about travel! As we wait for the flakes to start falling outside our office windows, we thought we would share some of our favorite winter landsca... Read More

Holidays Around the World

December Holidays around the World

Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Omisoka, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Let’s take a look at some of December’s holidays around the world. Christmas One of the most widely known December holidays, Christmas traditions... Read More

An Australian Musical Adventure

Why Aren’t There Any Volcanoes in Australia?

The land down under is known for many things – beautiful coastlines, surfing paradise, and punchy kangaroos to name just a few – but what the mainland is not known for are active volcanoes, which can also be categorized as dormant or extinct. Even though Australia is home to nearly 150 volcanoes... Read More


Where I’d Rather Be – Warm Weather Winter Travel

As the temperatures teeter between ridiculously cold and seasonably cold and the snow continues to pile on down, I find my mind wandering to far-off destinations. While traveling in winter months has its challenges (I’m talking about you, airports!) it might just be worth the potential headaches t... Read More