Beyond classroom walls!

Since their inception in 1967, Worldstrides, the largest educational travel organization in the U.S. has been enriching the lives of over four million elementary, middle, high school, and university students with experiential travel in all 50 states and over 60 countries. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA ,Worldstrides allows students to see, interact and experience new places and diverse cultures that go way beyond textbooks in the classroom. Their educational travel is safe and secure and includes a team of over 450 travel professionals and educators who are dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind personalized experiences for students and teachers.

Baby boomer families appreciate unique hands-on opportunities which develop life-long learning skills, educate and inspire, and instill a passion for learning in their kids and grandkids. Curriculum-based history, science, and arts Worldstrides DiscoverNow! programs are for elementary, middle, and high school students while graduate and undergraduates can take advantage of the WorldStrides Capstone programs. Student disciplines include business, medicine, economics, and law just to name a few. Talented students in orchestras, choral groups, concert bands, marching bands, and cheer and dance groups can partake in the WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs where they will perform in parades, festivals, and bowl games.

High school students will discover the world and gain a global perspective in such destinations as France. They will earn 3 college credits while exploring the culture, life, food, arts, and history of Paris with their Course Leader whose lessons focus on understanding traditions, cultures, viewpoints, and environmental issues. Middle school students can earn high school credits as well. College students can head to Brazil and learn how consumer demand for alternative energy has influenced the business landscape, or travel to China and learn about China’s importance in the global medical industry. How about fashion marketing in Italy where students learn how the manufacturing landscape has changed with the shift of factories to emerging markets. Head off to Costa Rica to learn about environmental impact and sustainable business, or celebrate musical talents with the once-in-a-lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern Auditorium.