Our Health and Safety Commitment
A Team Approach to Our New Normal
WorldStrides assembled a cross-functional team we call our Back to Travel Task Force in early spring of 2020, and we have been working to prepare all our programs to run in 2021 ever since.
This Task Force leverages decades of experience across our company to assess the safety of the destinations where we operate programs, stay abreast of openings/closings, understand new protocols and regulations from our partners, and create trainings and detailed safety plans to manage the risks associated with COVID-19.
The Back to Travel Task Force is led by WorldStrides’ Chief Experience, Health and Safety Officer Terri Morgoglione, and internally supervised by our General Manager, Amanda Freitag Thomas, Director of Program Operations, Tashya Perera, and Program Managers Odis Scales and Anthony Varlese. The Task Force is informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, as well as guidance from the WorldStrides' Medical Director.
We are also closely monitoring the evolving standards of the education community and the travel industry and will continue to update our plans as new information on COVID-19 comes to light.
Our Network of Safety Resources
Whenever you participate in an Envision by WorldStrides program, you can rest assured knowing that our long-time investments in health and safety are also in place, like:
- Nurse Protocols (for Elementary and Middle School Programs): Each Elementary and Middle School program employs a nurse to support student health and medication management.
- Supervision: We hire and train staff that are dedicated to the health and safety of each of our students. Our team will be available 24/7 to participants and their guardians. We will also have an overnight team member to monitor hallways and address any student health and safety needs throughout the evening.
Emergency Contact Numbers
The Envision by WorldStrides team is available to answer your questions during business hours, and specific program offices are available 24 hours a day during program sessions. Please call:
Envision by WorldStrides Office of Admissions
Refer to your program specific documents on your myenvisionexperience.com page for Program Office and staff contact information once that information is available.