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WorldStrides Summer Programs
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434.284.9224, 1.885.812.8219
218 West Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Florida, California, New York, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain

CAMPER AGES: Middle School and High School programs

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Business Entrepreneurship Pre-college Program, Fashion, Writing, Art History, Investing Pre-college Program, Service Learning, Game Design, Law & Leadership, Digital Media, Business Of Sports.

CAMP LOCATION: Our programs are located both domestically and internationally including at UCLA,and New York City. Our abroad destinations include Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our programs host students in college residence halls, hotels, and lodges.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WorldStrides is the largest and most trusted educational travel organization in the nation. WorldStrides was founded nearly 50 years ago by an educator committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel, and has since grown to an international organization providing unique experiences to more than five million participants.

WorldStrides Summer programs offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. With a diverse array of programs focusing on adventure and service, language, cultural, and science immersion, and university-based programs, we challenge students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge.

Join us, think more. WorldStrides Summer consists of a dedicated base team in addition to the support of many WorldStrides team members within the United States and internationally. During programs students experience the world’s best leaders through our Destination Directors and Specialists, and course leaders. Meet our team at Our Camp Website Link:

WorldStrides is a fully accredited travel study program. We maintain both school accreditation, which verifies the high academic quality of our programs, and corporate accreditation, which assures our organization’s commitment to safety, security, and financial stability. Our accredited status attests to our high academic standards. Traveling with an accredited travel study program means that your program is centered on a structured curriculum that is aligned with state standards.

Destination Directors and Specialists, who undergo continuous training in methods for delivering content to students, bring this curriculum to life through interactive activities and engaging lessons. Our designation as an accredited travel study program and our relationship with highly ranked colleges and universities allows WorldStrides Summer programs to offer students the opportunity for college credit.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: FLAG Scholarships One million dollars in FLAG Scholarship funding is available for WorldStrides programs for families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) up to $85,000. Last year, thousands of families benefited from the FLAG Scholarship program. Families are invited to complete a confidential, simple application to receive travel assistance funds. Contact the WorldStrides Summer team for a confidential application. Applications must be completed within 45 days of registration. SYTA Youth Foundation: The Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA) offers need and merit-based scholarships for student travel. Visit Our Camp Website Link: for more information on how to apply. Contact the WorldStrides Summer Team for fundraising activities and tips. Contact a WSS team member for a fundraising information sheet.

OTHER CAMP INFO: WorldStrides Summer programs also focus on future career opportunities. Many programs offer hands-on experience in the field that exposes students to specific industries and working professionals. These valuable experiences support both career preparation as well as college achievement. According to CNBC (2013), recruiters recommend adding six types of college courses to your schedule in order to stand out in future job interviews: STEM classes, Internship-driven picks, Business and economics, Theater Arts, Professional Writing, and Leadership Studies. It can be beneficial, no matter your interest, to have a strong foundation in public speaking, writing, leadership, and business. Get a head start with WorldStrides Summer programs as you promote a well-rounded and qualified you!

Our dates and fees vary per program, please visit Our Camp Website Link: to find the information for your program of interest.

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