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

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

Excel Sports Soccer

Spring Break With WorldStrides Excel Programs

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 soccer programs to Scotland, England, S... Read More

The Vatican - Vatican City

Roaming Rome

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.” Many of us took advantag... Read More

Cathedral in Florence, Italy

Exploring Florence

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 enjoy, the Great Renaissance Debate. We broke into t... Read More

Venice, Italy

An Adventure Through Venice

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 at the chance to fly ac... Read More

Venice - Rialto bridge and Grand Canal

10 Facts About Venice

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 ... Read More

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