Date: January 10, 2022
As a student of the world, it is important to better understand your role in it. How do your actions impact travel? Why is it important to be an engaged citizen? When you take part in a travel program, you can start answering those questions. Your lifelong learning journey takes place in the classroom, in the world around you, and yes, even online. Right now, it is more important than ever that learning opportunities are interesting, flexible, and engaging. As a WorldStrides student, you have access to free, online coursework that meets those criteria!
“The thing I enjoyed the most in this course was talking about the environment and the culture from different locations because I found those were the topics that interested me the most. The coursework linked to those topics was the work I was most eager to complete and I had the most fun doing.”
If you are interested in examining global destinations and how they are impacted by the travel industry, then Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective (CGG3O) may be the course for you. In this 1 credit course, you will study how tourism impacts the economy, the environment, and the culture of a destination, plus focus on emerging trends in an ever-changing landscape. This course offers plenty of opportunities to show off your creativity and interact with your classmates.
If you are looking to better understand Canadian and global governments and your role as both a Canadian and global citizen, then Civics and Citizenship (CHV2O) is a perfect fit. Students will investigate the foundations of Canadian government, analyse civic issues, and even participate in a civic action as a final project. With this 0.5 credit course, students will be well-prepared to be active citizens and stay involved in issues they deem important.
With so many online courses, what makes a WorldStrides course stand out?
- Mastery learning – Our teachers love what they do, and they want you to succeed in class! Detailed, personalized feedback is provided on every assignment submitted. Students may resubmit work that doesn’t meet assignment objectives the first time around. When this occurs, students can take their time to concentrate on new concepts, to better understand the material, and to improve their work.
- Chance to get ahead – Online courses are an excellent way to meet school and graduation requirements, while at the same time freeing up a student’s schedule at their home school. This may provide more schedule flexibility for additional courses in their areas of interest such as fine arts or the sciences.
- Work at an individualized pace –WorldStrides courses are asynchronous, but structured with midterm and final dates, meaning students can work at a pace that best suits them. We understand that students’ lives are busy with homework and extracurricular activities. Steady work is encouraged and ensures student success.
- Interesting topics – We encourage students to choose topics and research what appeals most to them. Many students have been able to study travel and tourism in parts of the world they never knew existed! Elise, a former student, agrees when she says, “The thing I enjoyed the most in this course was talking about the environment and the culture from different locations because I found those were the topics that interested me the most. The coursework linked to those topics was the work I was most eager to complete and I had the most fun doing.”
These no-cost opportunities are currently available for Ontario students.
In a dynamic world, we want our students to be prepared for enriching, enlightening, and even challenging experiences. Studying issues surrounding civics or travel will help them develop the critical skills needed to navigate their everyday lives.
If you are interested in learning more about these courses, visit the WorldStrides Academic Credit website.
Written by Randi Chapman who serves as a Senior Curriculum and Academics Specialist for WorldStrides. She holds an M.T. in Secondary English Education and BS in journalism, with an emphasis on public relations. In addition to her entrepreneurial experience launching an independent business, Ms. Chapman brings eight years of public high school classroom teaching expertise. She works tirelessly to increase the accessibility of meaningful professional development and educational opportunities to educators and students around the world.