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.

Jim Hall

Jim Hall

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Hall 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.

Under his leadership, the organization has grown substantially in size and scope, and now impacts a broad spectrum of students from the elementary school level through university graduate programs, as well as adult and alumni lifelong learning programs. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where he is still active in alumni affairs, and a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Jim is an avid runner and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Kendra, and their three children.