from Laguna Beach, CA
This was my 5th trip with WS (but my 20th trip overall). Again and again, WorldStrides meets and exceeds my expectations with excellent accommodations, culturally representative meals, and AMAZING tour directors. Edgardo (from Costa Rica) was probably the most professional and knowledgeable guide I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Kudos to WS for consistently providing high quality student tours which enrich the lives of the participants and group leaders alike.
from Steamboat Springs, CO
We couldn't have planned a more incredible trip for ourselves and asked for a better guide! Vanessa was so well paired with our group of kids - she kept them engaged, entertained and as in love with Italian history as she is!!
from Warsaw, IN
I had no idea that we would learn so much about Costa Rican wildlife, plants, and insects. I knew we'd learn about culture, food, and geography but the knowledge of local biology our director Elliott had was amazing. My students graded him an A+. I learned as much or more than my students.
from Alexandria, MN
Caroline, our guide, was excellent. Everything that she was responsible for went without any problems. The trip was fun and educational. Accommodations were almost perfect (hard to find more roomy accommodations in Paris Hotel.) It really was a trip of a lifetime!
from Lake Jackson ,
"Great trip! Long hours and fast pace allowed for us to see and do a lot One day to sleep in until 8:30 or 9:00 would have been nice for some or at least have an option to do so. "
from Dedham, MA
This was the first time our school has traveled since 9/11 - and the first time ever abroad. The trip was extremely well planned and our tour guide Edgardo was second to none. As we were in Costa Rica, he continuously encouraged and supported our kids to engage with the people by speaking in Spanish. He also was able to assist us in purchasing a new pair of glasses for a student who had lost his
from New Jersey
Have been a faithful NETC teacher for many years! They have never let me down & my students from ten years ago still talk about their trip to France. I hope that WorldStrides will keep up the great work started by NETC. Everyone is very easy to work with,very willing to please & really listen to concerns...Tour guides are very good to excellent & the different educational experiences are memorabl
from demarest, nj
Tour Director was fantastic. He was knowledgable, helpful, and entertaining! The meals were not that great. I am a vegeterian and most restaurants were not prepared and so I would usually end up with cheese on bread and salad for both entree and appetizer. The hotels weren't as expected, I had much higher standards. The rooms were small and the service wasn't that great. The rooms weren't always c
from New Jersey
Overall it was a good experience for all involved.
from Dallas, TX
"Tour: Venice, Florence & Rome. We were there during the election of new Pope. We had a trip to St Francis Basilica in Assisi already planned, it just happened to be the morning after the Pope was announced - what timing! Tour Director: Deidre, was absolutely THE best! She understood her crowd, was relatable to both the students & parents. She was very accommodating with our needs/requests, "