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World Book Day: 10 travel reads to inspire adventures!

It’s UNESCO World Book Day on 23 April and to celebrate we’ve collated some of the great travel books for older teenagers and adults to inspire your next travel adventure. These books will be sure to take you on a journey through the most unique and diverse landscapes the world has to offer; the people…

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Destination Spotlight: Coober Pedy

Known as the ‘Opal Capital of the World’, Coober Pedy is a fascinating and unique mining field located 850km north of Adelaide and 680km south of Alice Springs. A visit to Coober Pedy is a must for school groups visiting Central Australia due to its unique landscape and geology, rich history, underground lifestyle and Aboriginal…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: host cities and stadiums announced!

The host cities and stadiums were recently announced for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as Australia and New Zealand look forward to welcoming the world’s best players and football fans in 2023! The opening match will be played in Auckland and Sydney will host the final. With two years to go until the major…

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Our top picks for New Zealand

With the announcement of New Zealand borders opening for quarantine-free travel with Australia from the 19th of April, we’re so excited to be able to start planning school tours to our neighbouring country again! New Zealand’s North and South islands are both full of adventure activities, Maori cultural experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes, making either option…

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History of WorldStrides Sports and founder Eric McAleer

WorldStrides Sports was founded by Eric McAleer in 1998 when he began taking school and club teams to the United Kingdom during the summer. Those early days set the foundation for WorldStrides Sports—to provide the many benefits of international travel to all players. Now, WorldStrides’ sports division helps an average of 3,000 players, coaches, and…

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International soccer tours coming soon!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added new travel opportunities to our portfolio of experiential programs across the globe! Created for student-athletes, our new soccer programs to the UK, Spain and Italy will unite athletes in the spirit of camaraderie and competition for experiences that showcase new cultures, spark new friendships, and open eyes…

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Top 5 must-do’s in Tasmania

Recently, a couple of our team members took the opportunity to visit our neighbouring state of Tasmania to see first-hand what students discover on tour… Jessica Daly, Program Associate tells us what her top 5 experiences are, provides some insightful tips, and what you can look forward to experiencing on an adventure to Tasmania! Bonorong…

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Women’s History Month: Women making an impact on the world today

It’s Women’s History Month. We’re taking this moment to celebrate the accomplishments of the hardworking, passionate, innovative movers and shakers who have paved their own path forward and helped our younger generations to see that anything is possible! The travellers Nancy Bird-Walton (1915-2009) – Pilot At the age of 17, Nancy was the youngest Australian…

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Government announces rebate boost to increase civics and citizenship education

Last year saw hundreds of postponed trips to Canberra and thousands of disappointed students unable to discover our nation’s capital due to COVID-19 – but this year is looking up! With the recent announcement from the Australian Government to increase the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) by 50%, more students will have the chance…

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Core social and emotional learning strategies for every learning environment

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is more than just a buzzword in education today – it should be a crucial part of any school community. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), “SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions,…

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