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Our Vision and Mission

World Learning Inc. is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. We envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. Our mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs.


Founded in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living, the organization that would later become World Learning Inc. was inspired by Dr. Donald Watt’s simple idea to improve understanding across cultures and nations by sending US students abroad to expand their worldviews. Read more.


World Learning's board represents The Experiment in International Living, SIT Study Abroad, SIT Graduate Institute, and International Development and Exchange Programs. Members reside in 10 US cities, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and include World Learning alumni and parents, staff, and friends of the organization. Read more.

Global Advisory Council

World Learning's Global Advisory Council supports its mission of empowering a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, inclusion and responsive institutions through international development, education and exchanges. It brings together leaders from the arenas of development, education, government, civil society, business, foundations, and international organizations from more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Read more.

Senior Staff

World Learning's senior staff represents all sectors of the organization through adminstrative offices in Vermont and Washington, DC. Read more.


2014 Annual Report Cover

Our 2014 Annual Report

World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions through our education, exchange, and development programs. Learn about the impact our donors have in helping us to achieve our vision of a world with engaged citizens and vibrant communities.