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

Why WorldStrides

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

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 direct public discussion in 25 years. World Hello Day w... Read More

Sydney, Australia New Year's

New Year’s Eve around the world

Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts about the New Year. Who will be the ... Read More

Halloween

Halloween Around The World

Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays. It is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France,  would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off r... Read More

Auschwitz

Teach Through Educational Travel: Auschwitz

Auschwitz – hearing the name sends chills down your spine and sadness in your heart. The horrific Nazi death camp, located in southwest Poland, exterminated prisoners from 1940-1945. Now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Auschwitz is a reminder of the Jewish Holocaust – deaths of more tha... Read More

Oktoberfest

Teach Through Educational Travel: Oktoberfest

Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:   Oktoberfest is a 16 day long festival. It celebrates German and Bavarian history and culture. Flowers are used to decorate the floats in the parades, similar to the floa... Read More

German Food Wiener Schnitzel

How German Is German Food?

How German is German food actually? It is traditionally very international. Let’s start with the world famous currywurst, (chopped fried sausage in a curry sauce) it’s one of Germany’s food stars. We have even a currywurst museum in Berlin where the first currywurst was served on September 4th... Read More

Checkpoint Charlie

Teach Through Educational Travel: Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

A few minutes away from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is another symbol of the Cold War – Checkpoint Charlie. Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous of three checkpoints built at the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. This checkpoint served as a point of entry (or exit) for diplomats and allied forces ... Read More

Heidelberg

Teach Through Educational Travel: Heidelberg, Germany

The Holy Spirit Church (Heiliggeistkirche) in Heidelberg, Germany, is the most famous church in Heidelberg and has served both Catholics and Protestants. The current church was built in 1398, on a site that had housed two different, earlier churches. This church, located right in the middle of Heide... Read More