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WorldExplore: Washington, D.C.

When you attend an Envision by WorldStrides program* near Washington, D.C., you have the opportunity to spend an additional four days experiencing the District’s historical and cultural sites during WorldExplore: Washington, D.C. This optional extension immediately follows the conclusion of your program. You'll sample the local culture while exploring D.C.'s most historic neighborhoods and famous museums.

Note: Only students who are enrolled in the 2023 program sessions listed below are eligible to participate in WorldExplore: Washington, D.C.


June 30-July 3 | July 14-17 | July 21-24 | July 28-31

NYLF National Security

July 14-17 | July 21-24 | July 28-31 | August 4-7


Sample WorldExplore: Washington, D.C. Highlights

Tour the newest Smithsonian Institute museum

Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where you'll see the lace shawl Queen Victoria gave to Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali's boxing gear, and 40,000 other artifacts!

Explore the National Zoo

Spend time with the 3,500 animal species who also happen to be capital-area residents, including the world-famous Giant Panda family Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Xiao Qi Ji.

Uncover hidden treasures at Udvar-Hazy

Check out the thousands of aviation and space artifacts at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, like the space shuttle Discovery.

Follow in the footsteps of history

Take a stroll through Old Town Alexandria after sundown during the Evening Ghost Tour! Your colonial guide will share historical legends and spirited stories along the way.

Note: These sample activities are provided as examples of the overall quality and scope of WorldExplore: Washington, D.C. The 2023 specific schedule, locations, and details may vary and will be made available online prior to the start of the program.