Italy Stories

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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Retrospective: Focus on Italy

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In my travels all over the world the one place that holds a special place in my heart is Italy. I could be holding a bit of prejudice since it is my heritage; however, I don’t think it would be a far stretch for anyone…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Gelato

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3/13/2014 Just say the word Gelato and people start smiling. Gelato is Italian ice cream – ice cream with a twist. Unlike ice cream in the USA, Gelato is a softer ice cream with at least 3.5% butterfat (required by law!). Gelato in Italy has…

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Take A Peek Into WorldStrides Tours

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Want to know what it’s like to travel with WorldStrides? Well it’s your lucky day! We post photos from our tours regularly on our Facebook page courtesy of our awesome Tour Directors. Check out some of the photos from this season so far:   Students…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: San Gimignano, Italy

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The town of fine towers is located in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. San Gimignano, a walled medieval town, is known for its many towers, of which 14 remain. The historic centre of town (the Piazza della Cisterna) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But let’s skip…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: The Grand Canal

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Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:   The Grand Canal is a major thoroughfare in Venice, important for transporting people and goods around the city. Gondolas were used for that transportation. Learn how…

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Teacher’s Tour Journal: Switzerland and Italy

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Tina Epps, veteran art instructor at Surry County High School, traveled to Switzerland and Italy with students and adults from Surry, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Windsor, Smithfield, Waverly, and Wakefield. This is Mrs. Epps’ 7th trip to Europe and 5th tour as a group leader….

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Train To Be A Roman Gladiator

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Caesar’s Gladiators is one of the most popular LEAP! activities. The structure of the activity gives students an amazing look into the training experience of a Roman gladiator. The training is run by Alex, a drill sergeant like character, who not only knows his history…

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