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

Edinburgh Castle -Edinburgh, Scotland

A WorldStrides Wedding

Love is in the air – and every once in a while, it is even part of a WorldStrides program! In 2000, Susan and Larry Garretson got married while in Scotland for our American High School Theater Festival program. We sat down with them to find out more about how they ended up eloping as […] 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

Australia Lacrosse

Shore Lacrosse Club Travels to England and Scotland

As the official team sport of Maryland, the home of WorldStrides Excel, and the oldest sport in North America, lacrosse continues to expand its border limits. As a strong advocate for global sports ambassadorship, we work with teams looking to travel internationally and help develop the game abroad.... 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

AHSTF 2016

AHSTF 2016: Reviews and Bravery

One of our last groups took their show to the Royal Mile today. The cast of Little Shop of Horrors braved rain and cold winds to perform several numbers for their show, drawing quite the crowd in the process. When the rain started to fall before their time slot, they got creative and used ... Read More

AHSTF 2016 Royal Mile Performances

AHSTF 2016: More Royal Mile Performances!

It has been a day full of American High School Theatre Festival performances in Edinburgh! Many of our groups had their first performances today in our venues, while others performed on the Royal Mile. Students have also been taking in other performances from Festival Fringe and raving about some of... Read More

Edinburgh Scotland Festival Fringe

AHSTF 2016: Royal Mile Performances

One of the best parts of American High School Theatre Festival is watching “it” come together – the hours of rehearsals, memorizing lines, learning music, planning lighting, the list goes on. Schools spend months raising funds for their AHSTF trip, in between rehearsing, studying, other extrac... Read More

Edinburgh Scotland

AHSTF 2016: Rehearsals and Scottish Dancing

Scottish weather… We’ve had it all today. We awoke to bright blue skies, only to have the clouds roll in. After a quick shower, the sun was back for a brief visit, only to replaced clouds and another short shower. The rain and clouds didn’t dampen spirits at American High School Theatre F... Read More