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WorldStrides Overview

Charlottesville, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Colleges & Universities
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1967, WorldStrides is passionate about creating life-changing learning experiences for every student. Throughout our over 50-year history, WorldStrides has facilitated programs for eight million participants to destinations around the world.

Mission: Igniting personal growth through educational travel and study abroad.

WorldStrides – Why Work With Us?

We Believe in Dreaming Big

It’s how our company was born, and it’s what we hope to give all the students who travel with us: confidence and big ideas for the future, based on what we can learn from our journey today. Our team of professionals are passionately and personally committed to providing safe, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. From educational specialists to logistical and destination specialists, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff deliver a quality experience every step of the way.


WorldStrides was founded in 1967 by a middle school teacher from Chicago. Now, nearly 50 years later, WorldStrides boasts a team of over 750 professionals throughout the world, each with their own enthusiasm for education and travel. Our casual environment is filled with passionate people who work hard and have fun at the same time. From summer picnics to team outings and employee travel programs, WorldStrides offers an atmosphere that our employees love to return to each day. We nurture a supportive, positive environment by hiring talented individuals who share the belief that we are truly providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences to thousands of students and teachers each year. We invite you to join us in our mission of igniting personal growth through travel for students at every stage of development.


WorldStrides is committed to giving every student the opportunity to travel with us to amazing destinations. We offer several fundraising and financial assistance tools to help students make their trip a reality. Our most successful fundraising tool, the Gift of Education, helps thousands of students each year raise over a million dollars for their trips. There are also scholarships available for students traveling on domestic and international programs. Please visit our special fundraising website for more information.

WorldStrides Reviews

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    Helpful (6)

    "They work hard to create a great working environment and support the local and global community"

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    Current Employee - Operations Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at WorldStrides full-time (More than 3 years)


    In operations, peak travel season is crazy for a couple months but that’s the tourism industry. My impression is that sales is competitive and that’s why WorldStrides is an industry leader. At the end of the day WS creates amazing travel experiences for students and changes lives and employees are proud of that.

    -Great mission
    -Inclusive environment
    -Operations has solid management and leadership
    -They are the nations largest domestic student travel company


    -Health benefits could be better
    -Pay is being “evaluated”

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WorldStrides Photos

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WorldStrides Interviews



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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at WorldStrides (Charlottesville, VA) in June 2012.


    Pretty standard mix between case and behavioral interview. Fit is very important so that is key to the interview process. Included an excel case that was not difficult

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