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Easy ways to earn rewards

Full-Paying Travelers

Earn Rewards Points for each full-paying traveler that travels on your program. The number of points per full-paying traveler is determined by the number of nights of your program, the type of transportation, and when the full-paying traveler signs up relative to your travel dates. Use the grid below to see how many points you can earn:

By Air

  • 4 Points
    per full-paying traveler, per night for early registration
  • 2 Points
    per full-paying traveler, per night for standard registration

By Bus

  • 2 Points
    per full-paying traveler, per night for early registration
  • 1 Point
    per full-paying traveler, per night for standard registration

Big Group Bonus

The more full-paying travelers that travel with you, the bigger the Rewards. When you travel at the thresholds below, you’ll receive a special Rewards Points bonus.

Bonus thresholds vary slightly for Science programs. If you are traveling on a science based program, please consult your WorldStrides Account Manager for specifics.

By Air

  • 100 Points
    40+ full-paying travelers
  • 200 Points
    80+ full-paying travelers

By Bus

  • 100 Points
    75+ full-paying travelers
  • 200 Points
    150+ full-paying travelers
Do the math! A bigger group means bigger Rewards!

For example, a 4 night trip by air with 50 full-paying travelers means:

  • 40 full-paying travelers

    (signing up during early registration)

  • 4 nights
  • 4 points per night

  • 640 points
  • 10 full-paying travelers

    (signing up during standard registration)

  • 4 nights
  • 2 points per night

  • 80 points
  • 100 Big Group Bonus Points

  • 820 points

Recipe for Success Promotional Rewards

Earn Points for completing the promotional steps of the Recipe for Success. Ask your Account Manager for details on how to earn these additional Points while maximizing the size of your group.

Referring Other Educators

You can earn up to 565 points for each teacher you introduce to WorldStrides. It’s our way of saying thanks for helping us make travel possible for even more students and teachers across the country. Visit the Earning by Referring section for full details.

Earn by Sharing Your Stories

Your experiences are the foundation of our mission as an organization, and we want to feature you! Do you like to write? Blog? Submit your original work for publication on our website.

General guidelines:

  • WorldStrides welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics from travelogues to tips for teacher leaders to posts that share your expertise in history, science, performance or athletics.
  • A typical posts should be no more than 500-700 words.
  • If your submission is accepted, you will receive 100 WorldStrides Rewards Points.

Some example topics include:

The best thing that happened to me while traveling was….
The moment when a student was changed by their travel experience
Why I chose to travel with my students
My favorite classroom tip is _______.
5 tips for a successful WorldStrides program
How leading travel programs has changed me as an educator…

Interested? Email us your blog or share your ideas with us at

Rewards Points

Important details to know
  • Rewards Points become "vested" (available for use) based on the following schedule:
    • Points associated with the trip participants: 20 days from the trip departure date and any time thereafter
    • Points associated with referrals: immediate vesting
    • Points associated with promotional activities: immediate vesting
  • Rewards Points have no expiration date, but you must have completed a WorldStrides travel program within the last 18 months or you must have a future trip with WorldStrides scheduled with at least 5 or more full-paying traveler sign-ups in order to redeem your Rewards Points.
  • Each month, you’ll be notified of your Rewards balance via email. Your Rewards balance is also available by emailing When eligible for Points Redemption, you may submit a Redemption Request Form online at You will be asked for your name, your school name, and the email address associated with your trip.

All rewards subject to change throughout the year and from year to year. Other terms and conditions may apply. Visit our terms and conditions for complete details.