Washington D.C. Stories

The Bonville-Shaw Family: Frequent WorldStrides Travelers

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Amanda Bonville doesn’t hesitate to sign her children up for an educational travel experience. The mother of six has sent (or plans to send!) four of her children on WorldStrides programs. In fact, her oldest daughter, Abby, has traveled with us four times! Abby’s first trip…

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One Program Leader’s Memorable Visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial

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A trip to Washington, D.C., is always unforgettable for students, but for Program Leader Julia Dierks, one trip was especially memorable. In her own words, Julia shares a moving story about a visit to the Marine Corps War Memorial. “We were at the Iwo Jima Memorial….

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Proactive Approach for Potential Government Shutdown

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As U.S. lawmakers work to finalize a budget deal and avert a government shutdown on Friday, April 28, WorldStrides continues to take a proactive approach to prepare for any potential disruptions in Washington, D.C. At this time, we’re glad to see that an imminent shutdown…

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Student Reflects On The Loss of Her Father After Visiting National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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12-year-old Savanna Arruda recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with her classmates. While there, she visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The visit was very personal for Savanna, who lost her father, Deputy Michael Arruda, in the line of duty in 2004. His name appears…

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WorldStrides – Informing and Supporting Ford’s Theatre

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On March 2, the WorldStrides Curriculum and Academics Team was joined by three Washington, D.C., Course Leaders to collaborate with the Education Team at Ford’s Theatre. Ford’s Theatre’s Associate Director of Interpretive Resources, David McKenzie, requested the focus group knowing that WorldStrides is a top…

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50 Years: On-Site Coordinator Dick Mann On Travel Experiences

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WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made…

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Photos From The 2017 Presidential Inauguration

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WorldStrides brought 6,000 students to Washington, D.C., to experience the historic Presidential Inauguration. Students were also able to visit some of the sights of our nation’s capital and even had the option to attend their own Inaugural Ball! Here are just a few photos from…

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5 Obscure Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

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We’re looking forward to bringing more than 6,000 students to our nation’s capital to experience this year’s historic Presidential Inauguration! As our groups begin to arrive in Washington, D.C., we put together this list of five obscure facts about past Presidential Inaugurations you may not…

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10 Interesting Facts About the Presidential Election

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Across the country, citizens are exercising their right to vote on Election Day. Ahead of 2016’s historic election, we decided to research the history of the presidential election. Here are 10 interesting facts we learned about the presidential election. A candidate has won the popular vote…

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50 Years: Dan Gritsko’s Unforgettable Visit To Arlington National Cemetery

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WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made…

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