WorldStrides Acquires Educational Travel Provider NETC

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Student travel industry leader expands its International Division


WorldStrides, an accredited supplemental education school offering educational student travel programs to middle school, high school and university student groups, has acquired NETC. NETC joins WorldStrides’ established International Division, which provides custom educational trips to destinations on six continents.

NETC is a leading provider of international group-led travel experiences, offering more than 200 unique, educationally-focused travel programs to countries across the globe. Founded nearly two decades ago, NETC has provided culturally enriched, educational travel experiences to hundreds of thousands of students and educators from all 50 states.

“WorldStrides and NETC share a common mission to enrich students’ lives through experiential travel. The union of these outstanding brands will enhance the experience of current and future customers, offering an unparalleled range of global educational travel services,” said Jim Hall, President and CEO of WorldStrides. Adds Justin Sockett, CEO of NETC, “We are so pleased to work alongside the highly respected team at WorldStrides to add new and exciting dimensions to our customers’ programs. Customers will benefit tremendously from the nearly five decades of investment WorldStrides has made in educational programs, operations, and safety support systems.”

About WorldStrides
WorldStrides, founded by a middle school teacher in 1967, is the largest accredited school in the United States and specializes in providing educational travel opportunities to more than 200,000 students annually. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and with offices throughout the U.S. and overseas, more than 5,000 elementary, middle and high schools and greater than 100 universities choose WorldStrides to provide inspiring lessons beyond the classroom.

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