Legal Policy

Sellers of Travel Laws Disclosure Statements

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of the terms and conditions, if any, of the contract for transportation or travel services, all sums paid to WorldStrides for services not received by you will be promptly refunded by WorldStrides to you unless you otherwise advise WorldStrides in writing. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the state of California. WorldStrides’ principal office is located in Charlottesville, VA. This transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. You are not eligible to file a claim against that Fund in the event of WorldStrides’ default.

WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
If transportation or services are canceled by WorldStrides, all sums paid to WorldStrides for services not performed in accordance with the contract between WorldStrides and the purchaser will be refunded within 30 days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds are not sent to the vendor, the funds will be returned within 14 days after the cancellation by WorldStrides to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests WorldStrides to apply the money to another travel product and/or date.

OREGON RESIDENTS
If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the passenger will be refunded to the passenger or the party who contracted for the passenger within 14 days after the cancellation by the seller of travel unless mutually acceptable alternative travel arrangements are provided.

USTOA Membership Means You’re Protected: WorldStrides as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of WorldStrides customers in the unlikely event of WorldStrides’ bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by WorldStrides may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by WorldStrides. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com

Seller of Travel Numbers: CST # 2041618-20; Fla. Seller of Travel No.ST24541, HI TAR5388; IA 568; and WA SOT 601887646, 601746

HERITAGE PERFORMANCE: Seller of Travel Numbers CST# 2041618-20 IA835 WA602011744

As an accredited school, WorldStrides hires the best teachers from around the nation to support various aspects of our programs, both as independent contractors and as employees. Some of our teachers are compensated for their work with educational travel opportunities, the ability to provide scholarship funds to needy and deserving students, or through salary/stipend. To promote continuity of our programs and enhanced learning experiences for our nation’s youth, some of our teachers have made multiple year commitments to WorldStrides.