Collage of photos of students in themed outfits

A Virtual Trip Tip: Themed Days

One bright spot in this unusual school year was the front row seat the WorldStrides team had to incredible virtual teaching. Several of our amazing Program Leaders planned virtual trips when their students weren’t able to travel. Students at St. Peter’s had planned to go to Washington, D... Read More

First Dads: Fatherly Presidential Stories

The White House is truly a family affair – did you know all 45 U.S Presidents have been fathers? In honor of Father’s Day, we’re taking a look at some memorable stories from some of the most famous dads in the country. Like Father, Like Son In the course of our nation’s histo... Read More

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington DC

An Ode to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

For many students on our Washington D.C trips, visiting Arlington National Cemetery, and witnessing a wreath-laying ceremony, can be a moving moment. One Program Leader wanted to ensure that her students understood the importance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and what it symbolized. Prior to he... Read More

Shaw DC Neighborhood

Five D.C. Sites That Are Rich in African American History

Washington D.C. is home to beloved museums and memorials that keep important American moments close to hearts and minds. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016, in a ceremony presided over by President Barack Obama, is a meaningful addition to the city. Sti... Read More

Capitol - Washington, DC

“Secret” Food Locations in Washington, D.C.

The Course Leaders I work with in Washington, D.C.  are among the most seasoned connoisseurs of our capital city. Part tour guide, part educator, part fixer-historian-planner-entertainer-leader-fun-fact-knower, they lead programs in and around our nation’s capital day after day and they have been... Read More

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

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