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.

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 Health care, taking on a challenge of a completely different field of work.

Born and raised in London, Umar loves travelling and exploring new cultures and countries. So far he has travelled to several countries in Africa, Asia, USA, Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. Umar enjoys the gym and as a hobby he likes to take part in acting and comedy roles.