8th Grade Washington Trip

Hi Parents,

We had a great meeting tonight about the Washington, D.C. trip.  The recording of the meeting can be viewed here:


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Below are a couple of important reminders from the meeting:

  • The deadline to sign up for the trip is 9/8/2023.  Sign up by this date to ensure your spot on the trip!  
  • It’s only a small initial $99 deposit to sign up.  The remaining amount is spread out over the months leading up to the trip.
  • Use Trip ID 211676 to sign up.  You can sign up online at worldstrides.com/register or by phone at 800-468-5899. 

WorldStrides provides many great tools to help you pay for the trip. Check these out:

  • Financial assistance:  over $2.5 million in assistance is given out each year to qualifying families – call customer service to get your money allocated
  • Gift of Education Fundraising program:  with E-Cards and shareable Facebook Links.  100% of the money raised goes directly to offset the trip price. 
  • Affordable payment plans are available: EZPay is the best option for most families, you can enroll online or over the phone.
  • If you are interested in enrolling in the Extended Payment Option, please note these key details:
    • You must enroll by September 8th to secure the payment schedule below
    • Payments will be $343 a month, plus $6 handling fee. You keep paying this amount until the trip is paid in full
    • Only available through our payments desk – call customer service at 800 468 5899 and ask to be put through to the payments desk to enroll in an extended payment option

I also encourage you to take a look at this video - it shows just how much fun and how impactful these trips are for students.  

Please let Ms. Mendoza or myself know if you have any questions. 

All the best, 

Heather Sikora

Senior Educational Travel Specialist


WorldStrides Southern California office

4570 Campus Drive Suite 14

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Office (619) 866 3873   mobile (949) 241 7763