Pride 2020: Virtual Celebrations Around the Globe

It’s Pride Month! In 1995, the month of June was designated as Pride Month to honor the LGBTQIA+ community and to also honor the Stonewall riots that occurred in June of 1969 in Manhattan. These riots were the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in the United States. Typically, cities around ... Read More

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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

Woman holding flowers, mother's day

5 Virtual Experiences to Spoil Mom With on Mother’s Day

Finding a Mother’s Day gift for moms who love travel or concerts or spa days this year might seem challenging, given our global quarantine. But with a little imagination, you can give mom the experiences she craves (and probably wow her with the extra effort). This Mother’s Day, gather the famil... 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

Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid, Spain

7 Fun Facts About Madrid

Spain’s capital—and its largest city—has so much to offer for art, history, and food enthusiasts. Here are seven things you should know before heading to beautiful Madrid: Madrid’s Royal Palace is the largest royal palace in Europe, with 3,418 rooms. Today, it no longer functions as a reside... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona Student Trip

8 Fun Facts About Barcelona

Spain’s second most populous city is a traveler’s delight, with lovely architecture and a rich culture. Here are eight things you should know about Barcelona: Construction on Guadi’s masterpiece the Sagrada Familia began in 1882. Over a hundred years later, the massive church is still being bu... Read More

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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

Why WorldStrides

How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

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 direct public discussion in 25 years. World Hello Day w... Read More

Toledo Street View. Toledo, Spain

How Traveling In High School Helped Shape My Future

Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. She and her classmates visited Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Carcassonne, Nimes, and Paris. Now a sophomore at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double major in history education and Spanish education after her trip with... Read More

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