Stories by Kate Crinnigan

Top 10 reasons to participate in a service learning program

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Service learning programs are based on volunteer travel experiences that define who we are and how we relate to our planet. Service learning – also known as community engagement – combines both learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good. Here are our top 10 reasons to…

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Top Picks: Educational History Programs and Experiences Around Australia

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Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of Australia’s early settlers or discover the ancient history and culture of our indigenous people, the educational opportunities available to students across Australia are aplenty. Our educational tours can be tailored to all areas of history, no matter where you’re travelling to! Here are our top picks…

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The benefits of an immersive language tour

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Many studies have been conducted into the benefits of learning a second language, with research linking bilingualism to literacy development and improved cognitive skills such as memory and perception, as well as the ability to multi-task, problem solve, make decisions and communicate. It’s also been found that learning a second language can help you to…

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Thanks to Matt Huttner

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It is with a mix of appreciation and sadness that Jim Hall and I announce Matt Huttner’s departure as General Manager of WorldStrides Australia on 13th April 2017. Matt has been at WorldStrides for 5 years, initially as Vice President and Assistant General Manager in China and more recently as General Manager of our Australian…

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Packing tips for every traveller

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“What should I pack?” That’s one of the most popular questions we hear. While packing needs vary by destination – you won’t need the same heavy coat you may take to the snow if you’re headed to the tropics– so here are a few packing tips that are universal. Make A List While it may be obvious…

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WorldStrides at 50: A local company with global reach

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This year we’re celebrating a big milestone… 50 years in operations! We’re extremely honoured to have the opportunity to partner with Australian schools and teachers to send students on experiential learning programs around Australia and abroad. Our milestone was recently profiled in Charlottesville Tomorrow… Where it all began… In the 1960’s, Phil Wendel and a…

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Adventure photography on tour

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A picture is worth a thousand words… So when you’re taking photos on tour, it’s important to create a narrative that truly documents your experience. Here are our top tips for adventure photography on tour! Use flash outdoors It seems like a flash would be the last thing you need on a bright day, but…

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Don’t miss out! Perform at the Sydney Opera House

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This July, secondary music ensembles from Australia and abroad are performing in Sydney for the inaugural Australia Festival! During the festival students participate in music workshops and an adjudicated performance, they also have the exciting opportunity to meet with fellow students as they expand their music skills and repertoire. Performing at the Sydney Opera House,…

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Maximise group numbers and learning opportunities with cross-curriculum tours

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One of the challenges we often hear from our teachers when organising a school tour is getting the student numbers required to run a tour. When it comes to maximizing your numbers, we can offer a variety of solutions – one of which is creating a cross-curriculum tour. Here some of our popular cross-curriculum tours……

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