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

Ice Cream Cone

8 Kinds of Ice Cream Around the World

You scream, we scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! This joy-inducing treat is a standard symbol of summer and is enjoyed around the globe. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, we’re taking our taste buds on a tour of ice creams around the world!   Mochi Ice Cream –... 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

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

Italy Concert Performance

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to Italy

There’s much more to Italy that just decadent carbs and cheese. From the Madrigals of the Renaissance, to Neapolitan song, to Bel Canto opera, Italy has always been a major musical center with artists innovating musical styles. On WorldStrides OnStage’s Musical Italy tour, students have the oppo... 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

Jesse Varela

Where Are They Now: Navy Lieutenant Jesse Varela

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 school senior, he took his first i... Read More

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