Our Accreditation Credentials

WorldStrides was the first accredited student travel organization in the nation. Accreditation recognizes educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality, and earns them the confidence of the educational community and the public. WorldStrides is independently accredited for K-12 education by regional accrediting bodies across the nation, including:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • AdvancED, the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission

Our accreditation allows us to offer high school academic credit to students and continuing education credit to teachers. And through our partnership with the University of California – San Diego, we are able to offer high school students traveling on our Perspectives programs three free college credits.   On applicable Capstone programs, we also offer additional university credit to college students.

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