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The ultimate European experience for young musicians

Are you looking to maximise your students’ performance opportunities and expose them to an international music experience like no other? Look no further than the popular Bratislava and Summa Cum Laude (SCL) International Youth Music Festivals. Just a short 70-kilometre commute from one festival to the other combined with deep musical and cultural opportunities in…

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Why an international music tour?

Far beyond the classroom walls, you’ll find a thriving music culture that will inspire and excite your students, fuelling their artistic passion and zeal for performing. An international music tour packs a significant punch in terms of student development, providing opportunities for personal and social growth in addition to the musical and performance development one…

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Austria’s Global Youth Music Festival for Choirs, Bands and Orchestras!

Travel to Vienna with WorldStrides for the annual Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music students in a choir, band or orchestra. All groups will have the opportunity to perform on the glittering stage of the hallowed Musikverein in Vienna, among other prestigious venues. The festival offers a truly international environment…

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Helpful packing tips for your next school trip

A crucial part of the preparation for any school trip is packing. Before you embark on your adventure, you want to be sure you’ve got everything you need, while at the same time only what you need. Packing can be deconstructed as an exact science and the best way to approach it is methodical. You need…

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Sustainability challenges – small actions matter

It’s hard to ignore the rising tide of conversations, news stories and media coverage around the topic of climate change in Australia right now. From the devastation caused by bushfires, earthquakes and floods, we can no longer ignore the issues at hand. At an individual and community level, there are endless steps we can take…

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13 interesting facts about Rome

All roads lead to Rome, right? Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, brims with ancient history, from the Colosseum to the majestic Vatican City and Sistine Chapel. Because of its history, art, architecture, and beauty – and perhaps its gelato and pasta! – Rome is one of our most popular destinations for school groups. Here are 13 interesting facts about…

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Northern Territory and Central Australia: tips for students and teachers

The Northern Territory and Central Australia are one of our most popular destinations for school groups and it’s no surprise why. From exploring the most diverse landscapes in the country to being immersed in local First Nations communities, there’s so much to love about this magical slice of Australia. This handy travel guide designed specifically for…

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The Future of Experiential Travel: How Parents Can Help Their Children Become Citizens of The World

We are excited to share an article written by Worth featuring our very own CEO Bob Gogel! Worth conducted a Q&A with Bob to discuss WorldStrides’ mission, adjusting to a new normal, and the growing importance of experiential travel. Bob told Worth that he’s noticed this year an increased desire to step out from behind the computer screen…

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Building a positive classroom environment

As students and teachers start returning to school, the excitement around a school year together in the classroom is palpable. During the last two years, teachers lamented that their relationships with students suffered during periods of online and hybrid learning. Focusing on building relationships and a nurturing classroom community has never been more important. This…

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Things to know about Chinese New Year

February 1st marks the first day of the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good…

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