Teacher conventions

Our Teacher Conventions give hard-working program leaders the opportunity to explore fabulous places with other teachers who love to travel. To join an upcoming convention, ensure that you have accrued the required number of Rewards Points, then submit your request using the form below.

Request to reserve a spot!

Conventions for Program Leaders of International Tours

Destination Dates Deadline One Free Place Two Free Places
Edinburgh January 13-17, 2022 10/1/2021 695 1345
Rome January 20-24, 2022 10/1/2021 645 1245
Vienna January 20-24, 2022 10/1/2021 645 1245
Colombia (Premier) July 11-17, 2022 12/15/2021 1445 2845
Costa Rica July 21-25, 2022 1/15/2022 595 1145
Oaxaca November 10-14, 2022 8/31/2022 595 1145
Montreal November 18-21, 2022 8/31/2022 545 1045
Paris January 12-16, 2023 10/1/2022 645 1245
Bilbao January 19-23, 2023 10/1/2022 695 1345

Convention destinations are pending and may change based on availability, government regulations, or travel advisories.

Conventions may be selected with "pending points." To check your points balance, visit your MyTrip account.

WorldStrides welcomes you to bring an adult companion with you on convention if you qualify with points, or you can pay a companion fare* for the standard convention destinations. If you opt to bring a fellow educator as your paying companion, he or she will receive a $200 discount off of the companion fare from their preferred gateway.

*Companion fares are not available for Premier convention destinations. 

At some of our Teacher Conventions, our team will host an optional interactive session for professional development. By participating in the tour and optional session, you will earn a certificate for 25 points/hours or 2.5 CEUs.

Convention reservations are first come, first served, are pending availability, and may close prior to the deadline listed. Qualification is based on Reward Points. Conventions departing after October 1, 2021 require an active 2022 or future tour. Conventions departing after October 1, 2022 require an active 2023 or future tour. Once redeemed, Rewards Points may not be used for other promotional rewards. 

Redeem points for cash or travel scholarships

You may also redeem your Rewards Points for a cash bonus or travel scholarship. To do this, please request here. The bonus structure is:


  • 590 Points = $500 
  • 885 Points = $750
  • 1180 Points = $1,000

If selecting cash, it is considered taxable income and therefore your Social Security Number will be required. Please enter this under your profile on your MyTrip page. Cash redemptions will result in a 1099 being issued for the appropriate tax year. *$1,000 max per calendar year.

Travel Scholarships:

  • 590 Points = $750
  • 775 Points = $1,000
  • 1100 Points = $1,500
  • 1500 Points = $2,000

Travel scholarships must be requested prior to the traveler's final payment deadline and will be applied directly to the designated traveler's account. 

Please note that point redemption for cash or travel scholarships will be pending until 20 days prior to departure.

Teacher conventions

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