About Us

We believe in dreaming big. It’s how our company was born, and it’s what we hope to give all the students who travel with us: confidence and big ideas for the future, based on what we can learn from our journey today.

Our Mission
WorldStrides’ mission is to ignite personal growth for students through travel at every stage of development.

Our Vision
To be the superior choice in educational travel for teachers, administrators, students and parents.

Meet The Team

WorldStrides team of professionals are passionately and personally committed to providing safe and once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Educational specialists to logistical and destination specialists. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff deliver a quality experience every step of the way. Finally to be the superior choice in educational travel for teachers, administrators, students and parents.

Jim Hall

Jim Hall

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim joined WorldStrides in 1982 and continues to be inspired by the transformative power of educational travel. Jim has dedicated his career to helping WorldStrides take students at every level to destinations around the world. Over the past 30 years, Jim has served in a variety of roles, including positions in marketing, finance, and operations.

Amanda Stuart

Amanda Stuart

General Manager, WorldStrides U.K.

Based in Yeovil/London, Amanda oversees worldwide travel experiences for U.K. students. She is passionate about growing this division of the company by expanding U.K. schools’ exposure to WorldStrides global travel portfolio and our unique, educational approach to field-based learning adventures.

Marie Alexander-High

Marie Alexander-High

Educational Travel Specialist - Sales Manager

Leaving school keen to travel and see the world, Marie joined the British Army as a telephonist travelling all over Europe plus living and working in Northern Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany and most areas of the U.K. Following this Marie went back to further education studying…

Kymberleigh Kemp

Kymberleigh Kemp

Educational Travel Specialist

Kymberleigh attended the University of Roehampton where she secured a degree in Media, Culture & Identity. Whilst growing up she vowed to herself that when she was older she’d create more opportunities to travel as it wasn’t something she was able to do in her…

David Igbinovia

David Igbinovia

Team Leader Account Manager

David studied Manufacturing Systems at the University of East London.  Upon completion, David embarked on a career in Operational Management within the catering industry. This role was well aligned to David’s passion for fine food and wines from all over the world. David was born…

Louise Piotrowski

Louise Piotrowski

Account Manager

Louise’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish at school. She continued to learn languages at University studying Spanish and Latin American Studies with Italian at Southampton University. Louise spent a year abroad in Granada, Andalucia and a year in Mexico. After teaching English…

Maddie Darnton

Maddie Darnton

Account Manager

Maddie is an Account Manager for long haul tours at WorldStrides. Having worked in the international higher education sector for a number of years in marketing and account management, Maddie was fortunate to travel extensively in the USA, Asia, Africa, India and Europe. With Swedish…

Christelle You

Christelle You

Account Manager

Originally from France, Christelle developed her passion for travelling whilst spending a year travelling the USA, after obtaining her A-Level specialised in French Literature and Foreign Languages. She then went back to university in France where she studied tourism before moving permanently to London, nine years ago. She has…

Mike Hall

Mike Hall

Rhapsody Account Manager

Mike took a school trip to Germany and Poland which inspired him to study history at university, and developed a keen interest in travel as a result. This passion for travel was further developed when he moved to New Zealand and Australia to live for…

Erica Myers

Erica Myers

UK Marketing Manager

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Erica has been living in London for the past four years. From London she likes to explore as much of Europe as possible. Other than Europe, she’s also travelled to the States, the Pacific Islands and Asia. Erica completed her undergraduate…

Jacob Duffy

Jacob Duffy

Educational Travel Specialist

Jacob studied Media and Communication at De Montfort University. He enjoys organising and leading fundraising, charity and appreciation events. He has successfully organised numerous events that have raised lots of money for charities such as Help for Heroes. So far, Jacob has travelled to a…

Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Educational Travel Specialist

Josh studied Physical Geography at the University of Newcastle. At university he had great opportunities to travel and learn outside of the normal working environment. This increased his passion for travel and outdoor education further. Josh has travelled to various parts of the US including…

Umar Mahmood

Umar Mahmood

Educational Travel Specialist

Umar studied Business Management at Kingston University whilst working as a New Business Executive for a courier company based in Heathrow airport. This role involved dealing with many E-Commerce businesses to provide international delivery solutions. After completing his studies, Umar embarked on a career in Private…

Vivian Barros

Vivian Barros

Educational Travel Specialist

Vivian studied Fashion & Textiles at the University of West London. Having spent much of her early life moving across Europe and the USA, travelling and experiencing new cultures became a lifelong passion. Vivian worked in the luxury travel sector and for the past 6…