Noodles around the World

When you think about pasta, you probably picture a nice bowl of spaghetti—in reality, the pasta-bilities are endless! This beloved carb, with its multinational history and global presence, can be found in a variety of shapes, broths, sauces around the world. Expand your mind and palette by checkin... Read More

Ice Cream Cone

8 Kinds of Ice Cream Around the World

You scream, we scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! This joy-inducing treat is a standard symbol of summer and is enjoyed around the globe. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, we’re taking our taste buds on a tour of ice creams around the world!   Mochi Ice Cream –... Read More

Beavertail

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

Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand

Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand: An Exploration of Culture

Mackenzie Crowe is a marketing manager at WorldStrides. She recently spent three weeks traveling around Thailand. Read about her experience!  As I packed my single 4-liter camelbak backpack (sans the water pouch), I perfected the ‘roll.’ The roll is where you take an article of clothin... Read More

Vietnam

Bangkok Protest

When anti-government agitators announced plans to shut down Bangkok with a citywide protest, three groups traveling with WorldStrides were already in or had plans to visit the Thai capital. The WorldStrides response was multi-faceted, quickly assessing the situation on the ground, creating “safe z... Read More

Accent Re-Routes Thailand-Bound Program Due to Airport Closure

Two weeks ago, protesters took over the Bangkok International Airport, leading to its abrupt closure. These events caused one of Accent’s EMBA programs, scheduled to visit Bangkok in late November, to quickly implement alternative plans. Months of planning for business visits, cultural activities ... Read More