World Learning alumni are inspiring, passionate and innovative individuals committed to creating positive change in the world. Together they form a community of global leaders. To engage alumni and support their growth as thought leaders, World Learning has created the Advancing Leaders Fellowship program.
The Advancing Leaders Fellowship program recognizes the ideas, talent, and vision of World Learning alumni by providing comprehensive training in social innovation, project management and leadership; and by supporting selected high-achieving fellows with grants and a network of mentors and peers so that fellows can implement an original social innovation project in their home communities. Alumni of all World Learning programs, including SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad, and The Experiment in International Living are eligible to apply.
In 2016, 51 alumni were selected to participate in a two-month online training course in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and proposal writing. After successful completion of the course, five fellows will be selected to receive funding for their projects and invited to an award ceremony in November in New York City, where they will be paired with mentors who will provide guidance on designing sustainable social innovation programs.
Meet World Learning's 2016 Advancing Leaders Fellows
- Aditi Rao (SIT Contact Peacebuilding Program)
- Anne Outwater (Experiment in International Living)
- Arta Uka (Kosovo Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program)
- Hein Paing Htoo Chit (Institute for Political and Civic Engagement in Myanmar)
- Johanny Amaya (Global UGRAD)
- Nya Holder (International Honors Program)
View our slideshow to learn about last year's Advancing Leaders:
For more information regarding the Advancing Leaders Fellowship, please contact Eric Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.