Triple Traveling Teacher is “Addicted” to Travel

We admire every teacher who takes on the (super fun and rewarding) job of leading student travel programs. But Randy Martin gets our admiration not once, not twice, but THRICE! This eighth-grade social studies teacher led three trips this year. What began ten years ago as a single trip to Washington... Read More

Apollo 11 patch on Armstrong's spacesuit

Hey Smithsonian – What is it like to walk on the Moon?

On July 16, 1969, the world watched as Apollo 11 launched into space from Cape Kennedy. The following days were filled with wonder and excitement as people prepared for the very first Moon Landing. This “one giant leap for mankind” would take place on July 20, 1969, and that day was forever soli... Read More

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

Music Festival

Hey Smithsonian –How do you capture music in a museum?

Music is a vital part of American history and culture, and the Smithsonian has deemed 2019 the “Year of Music,” with music programming happening daily across the institution – meaning 365 days of music! In a museum, we wondered how you share something as vibrant and sensory as music. And boy, ... Read More

Capitol - Washington, DC

A Surprise Experience During a Government Shutdown

The current government shutdown has been dominating our news headlines for the past few weeks. At WorldStrides, our extensive experience prepares us well for this scenario, as we have handled previous partial and full closures before. Our dynamic Course Leaders seize this learning opportunity for st... Read More

Join our Smithsonian Insider Access Webinar Series

WorldStrides is thrilled to announce our Smithsonian Institution Insider Access Webinar Series. These information-rich webinars will be a unique chance for educators to hear from some of the top educational experts in the world as they give us an insider look into tools developed by the Smithsonian ... Read More

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