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WorldStrides Educator Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist
Charlottesville, VA

I applied online - interviewed at WorldStrides in July 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process is long and will consist of several phone and personal interviews. There will also be a portion where you are asked to present a sales pitch and are expected to master it their way not knowing what the expectations are. Plan on being asked to not give a 2 weeks notice after the long tedious process that you are put through as well if offered a position. Also beware that they have an extremely high turnover rate and it is common for them to term every "season".

Interview Question – Their questions are the typical interview questions... just a frustrating process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They do not negotiate at all.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Educational Sales Representative Interview

Educational Sales Representative
Charlottesville, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides.

Interview Details – I had previously interviewed for a different position here (which I did not get) and was contacted, months later, to apply for this position.

There was one initial phone interview, followed by a simple computer aptitude test, two test sales roleplay scenarios over the phone, a 45 minute phone interview, and an in-person 45 minute interview.

You would think that, after over four hours of interviews and "exams," I would have been offered a position. Nope.

Interview Question – Name a time when you struggled to achieve something. What was the outcome?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Educational Travel Telesales Representative Interview

Educational Travel Telesales Representative
Newport Beach, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2014.

Interview Details – they first initiated a computer literacy test. It ws fairly easy for anyone who has worked for any time on a computer. just a few question dealing with keyboard shortcuts, etc. I was supposed to have a role play via telephone. However, even with repeated requests their third party role play company couldn't master the task of sending me the information so the role play they schedule was canceled. I did have the interview with the VP of sales and two others from home office. I felt that went well. But, in talking with the recruiter she said that since I didn't complete the role play and that there was not time to schedule another one, that I would not be considered. Oh well, their loss, as I don't think I would have accepted the offer had they given me one.

Interview Question – None really the other reviews on Glassdoor contain those questions. In actuality they have very little to do with the position for which they are hiring   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at WorldStrides in June 2012.

Interview Details – Initial interview is over the phone with HR, next step is with Director, they want you to role play to sell their service to them over the phone

Interview Question – Everything was very easy and nothing unusual. They have such a high turn over that they hire almost anyone that has a decent resume and buys into their lies and misrepresentation   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Education Travel Specialist Interview

Education Travel Specialist
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2011.

Interview Details – Found company on google search, emailed my resume, got an email a few days later asking me when I'd be available for a phone interview. I quickly replied and had a phone interview within a week. Had phone interview with HR generalist's assistant Christie as Jeremiah was too busy to interview me. Had to explain my resume, experience, etc. Was asked one word to describe why I'd be successful and chose "enthusiasm". Was told would work from home, base salary around $32,000 with a draw and 90% of job would be over the phone contacting schools, teachers and parents. Was told the interview process consisted of initial phone interview by Christie followed by "role play" leaving voicemail to teacher, then personality assessment followed by final phone interview with Sales Manager with offer. I had to create a 2.5 minute voicemail presentation pretending to be calling a teacher about trip to Washington, D.C. They emailed me slides and I also had to research their website and put together my own presentation. I practiced for 30 minutes before making the call to their toll free number which ended up being Christie's voicemail. The personality test took around 5 minutes and consisted of 2 parts. Part 1 asked me to pick from the given vocabulary words which described qualities I think people should have. Part 2 asked me to pick words that described the qualities I had. A few days later I received an email thanking me but that I hadn't gotten the job.

Interview Question – Would you mind making hundreds of phone calls a day?   View Answer


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist
Newport Beach, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in April 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online and the corporate recruiter called me and was interested to set up an initial phone interview. He was very nice, and told me all about the job/company/benefits and then proceeded to just get to know me a little bit better as well as asking me some background questions. He then said he wanted to have me do a quick behavioral test to fill out online and then he would get back to me. He set up another phone interview with the office director in the office I was applying to. Had about a 1/2 hour phone interview and was somewhat similar to the first interview with the recruiter. He asked a little more detailed questions like "Describe a time in your last position when you failed and what you did to get beyond it" ....The recruiter then called back to set me up for an oral presentation of what I would be "selling" to the interested parties (which were the educational travel packages for the schools)....I had to basically come into the office and pretend the director was a teacher I was selling my product to over the phone and go through the slide show they gave me to present....It was a little awkward being right next to him, while pretending to be on the phone with him...My problem was I wasn't aggressive enough, so make sure to show a lot more enthusiasm than you think you might have to show! He was super nice though, and after the presentation, he went over what I needed to work on...constructive criticism. I really appreciated it too! It helped a lot for future interviews...

Interview Questions


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist
San Jose, CA

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2009.

Interview Details – First you are phone interviewed by HR. Then phone interview by perspective manager. You will then be sent a brochure and asked to do a presentation interview - this could be for 1 person or panel. It could be in-person or over the phone. You are given some feedback and have some time to prepare and asked to do another presentation interview. Final phase for me was to go in for a few hours and do some "live" calls where you actually make sales calls over the phone.

Depending on time of year, this process can be stretched out or sped up.

Interview Question – Be ready to do a presentation. They are looking for friendliness that comes across on the phone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate. The salaries and terms are what they are.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2012.

Interview Details – I applied on line for the Educational Specialist position. Based on my past experience I felt I was an excellent candidate. I did not hear anything for over 2 weeks so I assumed I was passed over. Then about 2-1/2 weeks after my initial online application I received an email to set up a phone interview. The interviewer was extremely inexperienceds and obviously was hired to screen candidates. I knew more about the company than he did. He was reading off of a script and it was very impersonal. After that I was given a link to take the personality test and a number to call and leave a voicemail for my sales pitch to a so called teacher, even though it was a oneway conversation (voicemail). I was told I would hear back either way by the next week. It has been over two weeks and I never heard back from the company. Seems very unorganized and unprofessional.

Interview Question – None, very easy and basic. Interviewer was inexperienced   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Educational Travel Specialist Interview

Educational Travel Specialist

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WorldStrides in January 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by email to set up a phone interview. The first interview was with someone from HR, fairly standard. The second phone interview was from the sales director of the area I was applying for. Both lasted about 30 minutes. After the second phone interview, I was asked to schedule a 1:1 interview at the office. This consisted of a presentation of the DC sales pitch. I made the sales pitch extremely complex because I didn't know how it was really supposed to be done. I think I could have shortened it a lot. They might throw in some curveballs and some objections that you need to get over.

Interview Question – I don't really remember any of the questions specifically.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is NO negotiating. There is a base salary and then commission fronted to you on a draw.

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