5 Hikes Around the World

Five Favorite Hikes Around the World—Take a Hike Day

Hiking is both a healthy and an educational pastime, so we recommend hikes all year round—not just on Take a Hike Day. Below, we’ve provided some of our favorite hikes: on mountains, sidewalks, and even below sea-level! Bonus: there’s a WorldStrides tour that visits each one of them. Denali St... Read More

WorldStrides China Trip

Service-Learning in China: A Program Leader Perspective

In June of 2019, I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to China with several students and educational colleagues. As a vice principal, I cherish my time spent out of the office and learning right alongside our students. While in China, we rode rickshaws around a traditional Beijing village, did ... Read More

9 of the World’s Coolest Skyscrapers

Seeing unique and impressive architecture is just one of the many things we love about traveling the world. The world’s tallest buildings serve as both incredible sites…and also incredible places where you can look down on the sites that make their cities special! We put together a list ... Read More

Best Books for Sparking Travel Excitement

Best Books for Sparking Travel Excitement

One of the best ways to get excited for an upcoming WorldStrides program? Reading a good book! It’s one thing to get mentally transported to a location by reading – and another to know you’ll soon be in that place yourself! Be an armchair traveler before you get your boots on the g... Read More

Service-learning tour in China

A China Check-in from CEO Jim Hall

  Earlier this month, I spent some time at the WorldStrides Shanghai office. Though China is a world away from our WorldStrides headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, our goal remains the same: to enhance students’ lives through educational travel. Every time I travel to the Far East, it ... Read More

Chinese New Year

7 things to know about Chinese New Year

Today marks the first day of Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Pig. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good fortune to [&hellip... 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

Giant Pandas

Meet Smithsonian expert Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer

Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer is the chief veterinarian of the Department of Conservation Medicine at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Front Royal, Virginia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and a Master of Science (MS) degree in clinical sciences, both from Kansas ... Read More

Great Wall of China Engagement

A Capstone Great Wall of China Engagement Story

One of our favorite things about what we do at WorldStrides is hearing our students’ stories from their trips upon their return. They tell us about the sites they saw, the foods they ate, and the people they met. Blake used one of our WorldStrides Capstone programs to not only experience another c... Read More