France Stories

How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

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November 21 marks the 43rd annual World Hello Day! World Hello Day was created in response to conflicts between Egypt and Israel in the 1970s. The peace discussion at the end of the war was the first time that Arab and Israeli officials met for…

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How Traveling In High School Helped Shape One Student’s Future

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Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. She and her classmates visited Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Carcassonne, Nimes, and Paris. Now a sophomore at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double major in history education and Spanish education after her trip…

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Our Thoughts Are With Nice

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We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that unfolded in Nice, France yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the people of Nice at this time. We have confirmed that our travelers are safe and accounted for and will continue to monitor…

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10 winter landscapes from around the world

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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 landscapes…

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Paris: Safety and Security

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Like everyone, we were appalled by the events that took place in Paris this past weekend.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of France. First and foremost, the safety and security of our travelers is our highest…

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Top 10 List for One Day in Paris

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I’m your classic American in love with Paris. In love with the light, the food, the people, the art. I’ve lived there several times and often get asked for my recommendations on what to see and where to go. I love putting these lists together…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Annecy, France

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Annecy, just south of Geneva, is often known as the Venice of the Savoie (a region in the Rhone-Alps part of France). It’s a beautiful medieval city located on Lake Annecy, and bisected by canals. The town was built around a 14th century Chateau, Annecy…

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Take A Peek Into WorldStrides Tours

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Want to know what it’s like to travel with WorldStrides? Well it’s your lucky day! We post photos from our tours regularly on our Facebook page courtesy of our awesome Tour Directors. Check out some of the photos from this season so far:   Students…

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Lyon, France: Gastronomic Capital of the World?

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“We are the Gastronomic capital of the world you know” – I was proudly informed by my new colleagues when I arrived to start a new teaching placement in Lyon, France’s second city which sits in the Eastern corner of the country. I had to admit…

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