Noodles around the World

When you think about pasta, you probably picture a nice bowl of spaghetti—in reality, the pasta-bilities are endless! This beloved carb, with its multinational history and global presence, can be found in a variety of shapes, broths, sauces around the world. Expand your mind and palette by checkin... 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

Olympic Rings

9 Facts About The Olympic Games Past and Present

If you’re like us, you’re glued to the 2018 Winter Olympics. We can’t get enough of the daring snowboarding runs, dazzling figure skating, intense skiing, and, of course the Norwegian curling team’s pants. With our Olympic fever high, we pulled together 9 facts about the Olympic Games past a... 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

Santorini

Teach Through Educational Travel: Santorini

Hear the word Santorini, and what do you think? Blues, white buildings, great food – and a volcano? Indeed! Santorini is one of the most famous islands in Greece, and is the largest chunk of a former island that the volcano blew up into smaller islands, forming a caldera. The volcanic eruption was... Read More

Temple of Poseidon

Teach Through Educational Travel: Temple of Poseidon

Percy Jackson, the Minotaur, The Odyssey, the naming of the Aegean sea, death, voyages, an English poet, and, of course, a Greek god – what do they all have in common? One of the most recognizable spots in Greece – the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Poseidon is the Greek god of the sea, and [&he... Read More

Temple of Apollo

Teach Through Educational Travel: Temple of Apollo

Imagine yourself in Ancient Greece (540 BC, to be exact), about halfway between Athens and Sparta. You’re in Corinth, site of the newly rebuilt Temple of Apollo, replacing one built in 625. The city of Corinth was occupied from around 6500 BC, and was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god ... Read More

Parthenon

Teach Through Educational Travel: Parthenon, Athens

High atop a rocky hill in Athens is an ancient complex called the Acropolis. It has a long and storied history, but was officially built upon in the 5th century BCE, as coordinated by Perikles. He was one of the most influential statesmen in the history of Athens. Upon the Acropolis (which means hig... Read More

Temple in Corinth - Corinth, Greece

Teach Through Educational Travel: Greek Columns Part: 2

Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities: There are three types of Greek columns: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Which type is this? How is it similar or different from the others? There are many buildings in Washing... Read More