Italy Stories

9 Soccer Superstitions in England, Spain, and Italy

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From animals on the field to clothing selections and video game covers, superstitions in sports have a deep-rooted history. In the global sport of soccer, superstitions are abound. Here are 9 soccer superstitions that players in three of our most popular destinations swear by. England…

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Where Are They Now: Navy Lieutenant Jesse Varela

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The travel experiences students have with WorldStrides shape their futures, and especially their careers!  We chronicle some of these notable alumni in our Where Are They Now series. Jesse Varela knows a thing or two about stepping out of his comfort zone. As a high…

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Spring Break With WorldStrides Excel Programs

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Spring Break – a week long break for students and players of all ages to unwind and enjoy the burgeoning spring season. For WorldStrides Excel Programs, Spring Break means one of the most rewarding times of the year. This year, we sent 20 Olympic development…

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Roaming Rome

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Read part one and part two of our three part recap of our employee trip to Italy! Following our adventures in Venice and our exploration of Florence, it was off to Rome! We loaded our private coaches bright and early to start our journey to the “Eternal City.”…

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Exploring Florence

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Read part one of our three part recap of our employee trip to Italy! Following our adventures in Venice, it was on to Florence! During our private coach ride from Florence to Venice, we took park in one of the LEAP activities our student travelers…

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An Adventure Through Venice

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A number of WorldStrides employees recently had the opportunity to travel to Italy to visit Venice, Florence, and Rome and experience many of the same sights and activities our student travels visit. As an avid traveler with an intense desire to see “everywhere,” I jumped…

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10 Facts About Venice

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Venice, known also as the “City of Canals,” “The Floating City,” and “Serenissima,” is arguably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. With its winding canals, striking architecture, and beautiful bridges, Venice is a popular destination for travel. Here are 10 facts about Venice you probably…

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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 Interesting Facts About Rome

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All roads lead to Rome, right? Rome, the “Eternal City,” brims with ancient history, from the Colosseum to the port of Ostia Antica to majestic Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Because of its history, art, architecture, and beauty – and perhaps its gelato and…

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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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