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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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September 11 – One Story of An American Hero

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On the 15th anniversary of the events of September 11, here is a story about an American hero who is still impacting the lives of many students (and teachers) each year. For Jason, a WorldStrides Program Leader from Michigan, a chance encounter at Arlington National Cemetery…

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8 Skyscrapers From Around The World for Skyscraper Appreciation Day

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Today is Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a day that commemorates the birthday of William Can Alen, the architect behind the Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. Skyscraper Appreciation Day was founded by Dr. Tom Stevens so that the general public could admire…

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12 of Our Favorite Travel Photos From Washington, D.C., and New York City

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We love seeing photos from students and program leaders traveling with us. Check out some of our recent favorite photos from groups visiting Washington, D.C., and New York City! Want your photo featured on our blog? Tag us @WorldStrides and use hashtags #BestTripEver and #WorldStrides….

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12 Photos From The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

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The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall took place February 4-8 in New York City. The Honors Performance Series challenges elite students to perform at their very best as they rehearse and perform under master conductors. They also have the opportunity to perform…

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A visit to the Statue of Liberty

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When one thinks of New York, many images may come to mind: Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Radio City Music Hall. Another iconic symbol of the Big Apple? The Statue of Liberty. Most groups that travel to New York City with WorldStrides…

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New Year’s Eve around the world

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Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts…

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5 Haunted Places in The United States

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October is the spookiest month of year, full of ghosts, goblins, haunted houses, and scary stories. If you like scary stories, here are 5 haunted places in the United States – and WorldStrides visits them all! The White House, Washington, D.C. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in…

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United Nations Headquarters

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The United Nations is an international organization whose goal is to “preserve international peace and security, promote self-determination and equal rights, and encourage economic and social well-being.” The United Nations Headquarters is comprised of four buildings: The General Assembly Building – the heart of the UN…

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President Cleveland Dedicates the Statue of Liberty

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Did you know that Lady Liberty would wear a size 879 shoe if she was a real person? What about the fact that it cost $500,000 (or over $10 million in today’s money) to build the Statue? In honor of the Statue being dedicated this…

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