Education and personal growth are the heart of WorldStrides’ mission – and they have been since the beginning. Founded in 1967 by a middle school social studies teacher from Chicago who discovered the incredible power of education outside the classroom while traveling to Washington, D.C. with his students, the company has since grown to become a leader in experiential learning for students of all ages throughout their lifetime learning journey.
Learning at the Core
Everything we do is designed to foster student and faculty engagement—from on-tour LEAP activities, to world-class performance adjudication, to customized global engagements. Our goal is to provide moments that delight and open up the world of learning. Learn more about our accreditation, and the team and philosophy behind it.
Proven Track Record
With more than 50 years of success providing over 9 million students with outstanding experiences, our track record is unrivaled. Our network, knowledge, planning and industry-leading infrastructure – like 24/7 support and Doctors on Call – provide the confidence and peace of mind that only come from experience.
Our team is truly passionate about making each experience easy to manage from A to Z. We’re there when you need us, and if the unexpected happens, we bring a can-do mindset to get things back on track quickly. Our relationships stand the test of time because they are real – we sweat the details, and it shows.
No matter the program format or specialization, our mission is this:
We are committed to the learning that happens when people interact with people who have different perspectives. We believe in extending the opportunity to learn through experience to people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical and mental abilities.
Our commitment extends to our workplace, where we believe in creating an inclusive space that promotes and values diversity. We believe this focus makes us more successful, and that creating an environment that encourages people of all backgrounds to contribute their best work is the right thing to do.
With more than 50 years of experience, WorldStrides boasts a team of professionals throughout the world, each with their own enthusiasm for education and travel. Our casual environment is filled with passionate people who work hard and have fun at the same time. From summer picnics to team outings and employee travel programs, WorldStrides offers an atmosphere that our employees love to return to each day.
We nurture a supportive, positive environment by hiring talented individuals who share the belief that we are truly providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to thousands of students and teachers each year. We invite you to join us in our mission to create experiences that enable our participants to view the world and themselves in new ways.
Education and Learning
Education is at the heart of everything we do here at WorldStrides. We are committed to the learning that happens when people interact with people who have different perspectives because experience is the world’s best teacher. We believe in extending the opportunity to learn through experience to people of all raves, ethnicities, creeds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical and mental abilities.
We believe that making our employees better and helping them develop in their careers, makes us better. So, we provide an online learning library, individualized job training and other specialized training opportunities. We also provide tuition reimbursement and financial assistance to gain or maintain a professional certification.
As a WorldStrides family, we are educational advocates with a shared responsibility for being socially, environmentally, and fiscally responsible, both on tour and in the office. We focus on employee diversity, welfare, and growth; we make environmentally conscious decisions to use resources carefully; we lend a helping hand to local communities around the world; and make ethical business decisions in pursuit of the company’s future success.