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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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12 of Our Favorite WorldStrides Programs Photos

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All of our WorldStrides programs are designed to give those who travel with us the best educational and cultural experience around. Check out some of our favorite photos from recent WorldStrides programs. Don’t forget to share yours with us! Tag us on Instagram and Facebook,…

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Meet Smithsonian Expert Dr. Stephanie Grocke

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Can scientists predict volcanic eruptions? Not yet, but Stephanie Grocke is working hard toward that goal. The volcanologist just finished her postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and will spend the next year researching volcanoes in Iceland. Dr. Grocke’s research will…

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Introducing WorldStrides Custom Emojis

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Emojis are one of the most popular ways to express ourselves. We use them in text messages, social media posts, even emails. Now, when you’re traveling with WorldStrides, you can use our custom emojis when sharing updates and photos from your trip! We have WorldStrides-themed…

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Global Hall Pass: Iceland and Greenland

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I recently had the opportunity to travel to the diverse countries of Iceland and Greenland, destinations that are growing rapidly in popularity with travelers for their stunning landscapes and educational opportunities. Known as the land of ice and fire, Iceland is one of the most…

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Meet Smithsonian Expert Jim Zimbelman

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The story of our universe can be told by its plateaus, volcanoes, crevices, and canyons. This is the work of a planetary geologist, and Dr. Jim Zimbelman does it for Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. His research in Iceland helped to inform our rich…

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Iceland: An Adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice

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Lindsey Skinner is a Program Development Specialist for WorldStrides Capstone Programs.  Before we left for Iceland, I sat on my bed in my hometown of San Diego, surrounded by all of the cold weather clothes I own (which is made up of roughly of my mom’s…

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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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December Holidays around the World

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Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Omisoka, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Let’s take a look at some of December’s holidays around the world. Christmas One of the most widely known December holidays,…

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