We believe that travel enhances the process of self-discovery, leading students to learn as much about themselves as the places they visit. WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs are built to include fun and excitement, in addition to an impressive performance opportunity. We believe that lifelong learners are created when we focus on building programs that include opportunities for social, personal, and intellectual growth. We stimulate students to learn and develop in a way that cannot be achieved in the classroom. Our goal is to engage students and build critical thinking skills that will make them successful in college and throughout their lives.
Adjudicators (Instrumental and Choral Events)
WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs put your students on stage in front of a panel of three adjudicators who are among the very best music educators in the country. We hand select our adjudicators for their musical knowledge and rapport with students, and they are required to complete our training annually to ensure that you and your students have a superior learning experience. During our mini-clinics, adjudicators work with students and give positive and instructive feedback to help improve their performance. Every event applies the same adjudication standards, so our directors can use their scores year after year as a barometer for the growth of their programs.
Choreographers (Cheer and Dance Events)
Renowned choreographers and instructors, recognized throughout the world for their ability to create unique and dazzling routines, expose students to new styles and techniques. Each year, we select the best and most exciting talent.
Discovery Journals are designed to enhance students’ learning experience during their WorldStrides Heritage Performance program. Our Discovery Journals provide site information, photos, trivia, thought-provoking questions, and open areas for notes and reflection.
Discovery for Credit
The educational value of a WorldStrides Heritage Performance program is unmatched. Students are prompted to assess and apply what they learn in the classroom to dynamic, real-world challenges. They walk away with a sense of achievement and a curiosity to learn more. Our Discovery for Credit program extends the learning students achieve during their performance program. This unique online tool enables students to use their travel experience to get ahead on school requirements with free academic credit. Engaging podcasts, videos, and photos combine to create a challenging and fun learning experience. Each year, more than 25,000 students enroll in our Discovery for Credit program!
Accreditation recognizes educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality, and entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. Our accredited status attests to our high academic standards. Traveling with an accredited organization means that your program is centered on a structured curriculum that meets state standards. Our accredited status enables us to offer students the unique opportunity to earn free high school credit. In addition, our recognition by multiple regional accrediting bodies enhances the transferability of credits students earn through their WorldStrides Heritage Performance program.
Professional Development for Directors
WorldStrides’ accredited status means that directors are eligible to receive free professional development for leading our program. We help directors identify opportunities that meet their state’s standards, develop their events, and issue transcripts following the program. WorldStrides also supports directors with a number of custom curriculum guides and educational resources to enhance classroom instruction. We are the only educational travel provider that offers such comprehensive benefits to directors.