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

Beavertail

Doughnuts of the World

A doughnut is a doughnut is a doughnut, right? Not quite! While most Americans envision a sugary piece of round fried dough, you’ll need another word to get something doughnut-like abroad! Berliner (Germany) This yeast-based pastry is fried and filled with jam, much like your typical jelly dou... Read More

Bridge Les Invalides Paris France

Interesting Facts About Paris, Part Deux

Ahhh, Paris, the City of Light and the City of Love. There are so many interesting facts about the bucket-list city, we compiled another list to go along with our original 10 Interesting Facts About Paris post. The Louvre is considered the most popular museum in the world, welcoming nine million vis... Read More

Notre Dame, Paris

Reflections on Notre Dame Cathedral

Like many of you, my heart broke to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burning this week. To see something that has stood so proudly, and with so much history and meaning, get eaten away so quickly is the kind of somber moment I wish we never had to see. The world watched and cried together. Those […... 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

Musical Journey Through France

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to France

France has long been considered a cultural destination. At WorldStrides, we give performance groups the opportunity of a lifetime in the cities and countryside of France. Students are able to perform in spectacular cathedrals and venues, and take in the historic sights. First, stop in Normandy, wher... Read More

Catacombs of Paris

5 Haunted Places In Europe

Many of the world’s most famous landmarks not only carry a lot of history, they also carry a haunted past! With Halloween upon us, we researched ghost stories from around the world and learned Europe has quite the history of ghosts and paranormal happenings. Here are five haunted places in Europe ... Read More

Latkes

11 Traditional Holiday Dishes From Around The World

No matter where you are in the world, food is an important part of holiday celebrations. From potato cakes to fish, cookies to hot chocolate, here are 11 traditional holiday dishes from around the world. Israel – Latkes Latkes, a potato cake fried until its golden and crispy, is a traditional food... Read More

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