Resource Type: Getting Ready for Travel

Welcome to the WorldStrides Blog! Here you’ll find find answers to your questions, travel advice, destination information and the latest education news.

Where can I find the latest travel advice?

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For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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What should students pack?

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Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are a must. Since the weather can be unpredictable, be sure to bring rain gear and to dress in layers in case the temperature changes throughout the day. You should check the weather forecast for your destination during the time you’ll be…

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How much luggage can students bring?

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On most of our school trips, students will carry their own luggage, so it is always recommended to pack light! For short trips, one small suitcase is recommended. For longer trips, we recommend no more than one checked bag and one carry-on. Please check with…

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What is the best way to carry money?

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Students carrying money should be advised to keep cash in a safe place such as a money belt or wallet in a secure pocket. Where possible, it is best for travellers to carry only what they may need for the day, and to secure the rest of…

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How much spending money should students bring?

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The amount of spending money students need to bring depends on the length of the tour and the destination. It is also a personal preference—meaning that if you want to buy a lot of souvenirs, then you’ll need to bring more spending money. Please check…

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How much money is recommended for tipping internationally?

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Gratuities to your WorldStrides Tour Director and long distance tour bus driver (if applicable) are not included in the tour price. For a job well done, recommended tipping guidelines are as follows: Europe: 4 Euros per day for your Tour Director and 2 Euros per…

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Can students apply or receive frequent flyer miles for the trip?

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Due to the nature of group travel and the discounted group rates we receive, airlines do not allow the use of frequent flyer programs. Additionally, travellers are not eligible to receive frequent flyer miles for their travel.

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When will I get my specific flight information?

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WorldStrides will provide specific flight information at the earliest opportunity. Flights with low cost airlines will be booked when the deposit is received and can be booked approximately 11 months in advance. All other flight information will be known at least one to two months in…

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How long should passports be valid for?

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Passports should not expire for at least six months from the date you’ll return. Please check the government website for the country you are visiting for any additional requirements. All pages must be securely fastened inside. (Some countries will not accept a passport that does…

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