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October snowsports on New Zealand’s North Island

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Sitting within a dual World Heritage Area, the snowy peaks of the legendary Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s most active volcano, is home to the longest ski season and largest ski areas in the country. The ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa are ideal for school groups and offer world-class snow conditions all the way through…

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The benefits of second language acquisition

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Learning a second language simply makes you smarter. A wealth of research has linked second language acquisition with a range of cognitive and social benefits. During a critical period of development, students are empowered to perform better at mentally demanding tasks, for longer periods of time. Second language acquisition improves the brains’ executive function, strengthening…

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School tours that ignite a love of learning

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For many students, an overseas school tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Students venture into the unfamiliar and are intellectually stimulated through a range of unique cultural, educational and adventure activities. Students can actually see and explore the places they have learned about in the classroom. The personal and academic benefits they gain…

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On tour of New Caledonia: An insider perspective

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Known as the Paris of the Pacific, New Caledonia is fast becoming a go-to destination for students of language. But with its rich pioneer and colonial history and diverse blend of ethnicities that call New Caledonia home, this island nation has an abundance of cultural opportunities waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Earlier this year, Katarina…

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On tour with WorldStrides: Safety and Security

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At WorldStrides, the safety of our school groups is our number 1 priority. We have an unmatched, comprehensive security network that ensures every student, chaperone, and teacher is safe each step of the way. Global Networks WorldStrides has a global presence with over 45 offices around the world to monitor situations and assist in the…

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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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