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Envision Experience Acquired by WorldStrides

Envision Experience Acquired by WorldStrides

Founded in 1985 and based in Vienna, VA, Envision Experience is a leading K-12 education company that creates, markets, and runs career exploration and leadership development programs for students in elementary and high school. Through a variety of immersive and hands-on experiences, Envision offers students unique opportunities to discover their potential in fields such as leadership, technology, medicine, and more. Whether it’s attending conferences, participating in simulations, or engaging in interactive workshops, students are exposed to real-world challenges and provided with the tools and guidance to develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving abilities. Envision Experience has inspired over 800,000 students to strive for greatness and engage in their passions.

Navagant is pleased to announce the sale of Envision Experience to WorldStrides, a premier experiential learning company.

Duncan Young, CEO, Envision Experience

“I could not be more excited that Envision is joining the WorldStrides team.  This enables us to dramatically expand our ability to help students reach their full potential. As an education-focused company with strong resources, WorldStrides is a wonderful fit for the long term.”

Jacob Voorhees, Managing Director, Navagant

“Envision Experience’s ability to impact students and develop them as leaders of tomorrow alongside WorldStrides capabilities in the travel abroad and experiential learning space will create even more unique opportunities for students to grow from. The established presence of WorldStrides will result in enhanced value for students, who now have even more exposure to life-changing and growth-inciting experiences.”

Benefits & Long-Term Value Creation

Envision Experience delivers students experiences they would not have otherwise; experiences that result in leadership development and true career exploration. As students continue to pursue their passions and discover their path, Envision Experiences ensures they can be the most successful version of themselves in their eventual roles. Envision Experience’s combination with WorldStrides will allow the company to expand their offerings to students, exposing them to educational student travel opportunities along with the existing development they will have experienced. The students will have even more outlets to grow and pursue their passions, which will result in more well-rounded and eager professionals tomorrow.

WorldStrides is the largest experiential learning and study abroad company in the United States and provides educational experiences for over 400,000 students annually from over 5,000 K-12 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA.

About Navagant

Navagant LLC is a middle-market investment bank focused exclusively on the Education & Training industry. We serve entrepreneurs, family businesses, large corporations, and financial sponsors seeking to optimize their transaction outcomes. Our sell-side advisory services include mergers and acquisitions, majority and minority recapitalizations, management buyouts, and corporate carve-outs. With a conscious-capital mission and a team of experienced professionals, Navagant delivers tailored solutions to help organizations unlock value and achieve life-changing outcomes. For more information, please visit


Jacob Voorhees
Managing Director, Navagant
Phone: (617) 216-1543