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Iraqi Students Visit Triangle to Learn about Peacebuilding
August 17, 2017
Iraqi Students Visit Triangle to Learn about Peacebuilding

High school students on the 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) spent two weeks in North Carolina learning about peacebuilding and reconciliation and taking part in cultural exchange activities.

Cary Citizen
Malawi's First Lady Encourages Girls to Face Challenges to Realize Their Dreams
August 15, 2017
Malawi's First Lady Encourages Girls to Face Challenges to Realize Their Dreams

In a closing ceremony speech, Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika urged the nearly 100 young women participating in the 2017 Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp to continue pursuing their dreams and use their knowledge and skills to help their communities.

Nyasa Times
Increasing Access to Education for Young Women in Pakistan
August 10, 2017
Increasing Access to Education for Young Women in Pakistan

World Learning's Training for Pakistan Project, which is funded by USAID, recently hosted a panel discussion to highlight the importance of expanding young women's access to educational and economic opportunities.

The Nation
Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean Visit U.S.
August 8, 2017
Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean Visit U.S.

Seven high school students from the eastern Caribbean traveled to the U.S. to develop leadership and civic engagement skills on the 2017 Youth Ambassadors Caribbean exchange program.

WIC News
Broadening Horizons
July 29, 2017
Broadening Horizons

Cultural immersion programs, like The Experiment in International Living, help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

USA Today
Iraqi Young Leaders Dream Big in Montana
July 24, 2017
Iraqi Young Leaders Dream Big in Montana

A group of 25 college students from Iraq visited the University of Montana as part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) to learn about leadership and international peacebuilding.

Montana Public Radio
WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30
July 24, 2017
WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

The 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp will bring together 100 students from Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, and the U.S. to learn about coding and app development, engineering and robotics, micro- and molecular biology, satellite mapping, and sustainable development. World Learning is the implementing partner for WiSci 2017.

Newsroom America
Tulsa Reputation Grows As International Location
July 24, 2017
Tulsa Reputation Grows As International Location

Tulsa Global Alliance, one of World Learning's partners, is helping build global communities through exchange programs that give local residents and international visitors opportunities to build relationships and strengthen citizen diplomacy.

GTR Newspapers
Bahamas Students Selected for U.S. Exchange Program
July 18, 2017
Bahamas Students Selected for U.S. Exchange Program

Six students from LN Coakley High School in the Bahamas will participate in this year's Youth Ambassadors Caribbean exchange program to the U.S. to learn about leadership and civic engagement.

Tribune 242
Catching Criminals, With an Assist from our IVLP Exchange Program
July 12, 2017
Catching Criminals, With an Assist from our IVLP Exchange Program

World Learning's International Visitor Leadership Program was proud to administer this three-week professional exchange initiative that brought more than 100 judicial, law enforcement, and security officials from around the world to the U.S. to discuss and examine mutual threats to international peace and security with the goal of increasing diplomacy and safety. 

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The University of Montana Hosts 25 IYLEP Students This Summer
July 12, 2017
The University of Montana Hosts 25 IYLEP Students This Summer

Learn about how IYLEP for undergraduate students studying at the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana are building peace through environmental and cultural preservation.

NBC Montana
World Learning Delegation from Belarus visits Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
May 5, 2017
World Learning Delegation from Belarus visits Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

As part of World Learning's Community Connections program, a delegation of 10 Belarusian professionals in the field of therapeutic rehabilitation visited Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts, to learn more about the facility's services and best practices.

Community Advocate
Experiment Alumna Establishes School Food Rescue Program
May 4, 2017
Experiment Alumna Establishes School Food Rescue Program

Isabella Nuñez's trip to India with The Experiment Leadership Institute inspired her to start a food rescue program at her high school to help local organizations in need.

The Gazette
Egypt STEM School Alumna Encourages New Grads to be Persistent
May 2, 2017
Egypt STEM School Alumna Encourages New Grads to be Persistent

Yasmine Mostafa, an alumna of World Learning's Maadi STEM School for Girls in Egypt, delivered the keynote speech at this year's Qatar Foundation Convocation and emphasized the importance of persistence in pursuing your dreams.

Qatar Foundation
Argentina and Chile Youth Ambassadors Connect with U.S. Teens
March 20, 2017
Argentina and Chile Youth Ambassadors Connect with U.S. Teens

Youth Ambassadors from Argentina and Chile engaged in cross-cultural dialogues with U.S. students during a visit to a Virginia high school.

NBC 29
Building Bridges Through the Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program
March 9, 2017
Building Bridges Through the Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program

Learn about how the Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program helps build mutual understanding by connecting students from Iraq and the US through a four-month virtual exchange.

KPBS
SIT Alumna Abby Maxman Named President and CEO of Oxfam America
February 16, 2017
SIT Alumna Abby Maxman Named President and CEO of Oxfam America

Abby Maxman will join Oxfam America as its new president and CEO in June. Maxman earned a master’s degree in international administration from SIT Graduate Institute and is currently deputy secretary general of CARE International in Geneva.

Oxfam America
World Learning Tackles Management Skills In-House
February 6, 2017
World Learning Tackles Management Skills In-House

World Learning's recent management skills workshop, one just one of many professional development opportunities the organization provides for staff.

InsideNGO
SIT Graduate Institute Professor Davina Duranga Named in Forbes 30 under 30
January 3, 2017
SIT Graduate Institute Professor Davina Duranga Named in Forbes 30 under 30

SIT Graduate Institute Associate Professor Davina Duranga was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 for her work using statistical models to track human trafficking to help nonprofit and law enforcement efforts.

Forbes
Transformational Leadership Program Participant Connects Kosovars Abroad
November 17, 2016
Transformational Leadership Program Participant Connects Kosovars Abroad

A participant of our Transformational Leadership Program shares how she is helping young Kosovars apply for international studies around the world.

USAID
Study-Abroad Opportunities Inspire a Lifetime of Travel
November 1, 2016
Study-Abroad Opportunities Inspire a Lifetime of Travel

Wendy Mason's love of travel inspired her to earn a master's degree in international education at SIT Graduate Institute and work for SIT Study Abroad.

St. Norbert College Magazine
An Experimenter Finds Lasting Cultural Connections in China
September 29, 2016
An Experimenter Finds Lasting Cultural Connections in China

Maya Guzdar spent her summer in China with The Experiment forming lasting cultural connections she will carry with her for a lifetime.

Ciao Bambino!
Remembering Peacemaker Shimon Peres
September 28, 2016
Remembering Peacemaker Shimon Peres

World Learning's Global Avisory Council member, Tara Sonenshine remembers Shimon Peres and his passion for the power of the peace.

Newsday
Democracy Fellows Meet Virginia Governor
September 23, 2016
Democracy Fellows Meet Virginia Governor

Participants on World Learning's Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program discussed issues including state politics, foreign policy, and global trade with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe during their recent visit to the University of Virginia.

The Daily Progress
World Learning Participant Named One of Gates Institute's 120 under 40
September 23, 2016
World Learning Participant Named One of Gates Institute's 120 under 40

Barwani Msiska, a participant in World Learning's Malawi Scholarship Program, has been named one of this year's 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health.

120 Under 40
The Fellowship Initiative Is Shattering the Status Quo
September 22, 2016
The Fellowship Initiative Is Shattering the Status Quo

The Fellowship Initiative is investing in low-income, promising young men of color from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles and teamed up with The Experiment this summer to bring them to South Africa for the trip of a lifetime.

Black Enterprise
STEM is Helping Solve Egypt's Grand Challenges
September 12, 2016
STEM is Helping Solve Egypt's Grand Challenges

Yasmine, an alumna of our Maadi STEM School for Girls in Egypt has already invented a system to produce clean water, won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and had asteroid 31910 Moustafa named in her honor by NASA.

The Christian Science Monitor
Anna Oposa Dives into Conservation
September 12, 2016
Anna Oposa Dives into Conservation

Anna Oposa, an adult mentor on the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Program, is a passionate advocate for ocean conservation.

Share America
InsideNGO Profile: World Learning President Carol Jenkins
September 7, 2016
InsideNGO Profile: World Learning President Carol Jenkins

Carol Jenkins talks to InsideNGO about the importance of World Learning's work and her new role as president of the organization's global development and exchange programs.

Inside NGO
Experimenter Finds a Second Home in Tanzania
September 4, 2016
Experimenter Finds a Second Home in Tanzania

As the 2015 winner of The Experiment’s free program contest, Ethan won much more than a free trip to Tanzania— he found a second home. 

The Newtown Bee
Teaching Through Trauma
August 16, 2016
Teaching Through Trauma

World Learning's senior writer Julienne Gage shares how our programs help create healthy, nurturing classroom environments that accommodate and empower youth dealing with traumatic life circumstances.

Devex
Building Mutual Respect and Understanding Through the WEAmericas Program
August 16, 2016
Building Mutual Respect and Understanding Through the WEAmericas Program

IVLP participants of the WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs swapped stories of struggle and reinvention over dinner at the Mandana Barn.

WOC Journal
Highlighting Accessibility to Sports with IVLP
August 12, 2016
Highlighting Accessibility to Sports with IVLP

IVLP participants from Kazakhstan highlighted the importance of accessibility to sports on their visit to the Olympic Training Center headquarters.

Global Ties U.S.
Iraqi students learn to give back at Food Bank
August 4, 2016
Iraqi students learn to give back at Food Bank

About a dozen students from Iraq visited the Community Food Bank in Tulsa on Thursday, learning about how communities work together to give back.

Tulsa's Channel 8
Books About Books
August 2, 2016
Books About Books

World Learning Global Advisory Council member Tara Sonenshine writes about her summer recommendations for books about reading. 

Huffington Post
How about an email embargo?
August 2, 2016
How about an email embargo?

World Learning Global Advisory Council member Tara Sonenshine writes about the benefits of taking a daily break from email.

The Hill
Teenage girl comes up with solutions to some of Egypt's big environmental challenges
July 29, 2016
Teenage girl comes up with solutions to some of Egypt's big environmental challenges

Yasmine Yehia Moustafa has already invented a system to produce clean water and biodiesel using rice straw, won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and, most recently, had asteroid 31910 Moustafa named in her honor by NASA.

Your Middle East
Kimberly Abbott On Her Career in Journalism and Communications
July 28, 2016
Kimberly Abbott On Her Career in Journalism and Communications

Kimberly Abbott, World Learning's vice president of communications and marketing, discusses her career in journalism and international NGO communications, and what she's learned along the way.

Women in Foreign Policy
Jóvenes en Acción Students Discuss Discrimination in Florida
July 27, 2016
Jóvenes en Acción Students Discuss Discrimination in Florida

A group of Mexcian high school students on the Jóvenes en Acción exchange program visited Pensacola, Florida, where they examined issues of gender, ethnic, and social discrimination.

WUWF 88.1
After Terror in France and Unrest in Turkey, Schools Grapple With Whether to Send Students Abroad
July 20, 2016
After Terror in France and Unrest in Turkey, Schools Grapple With Whether to Send Students Abroad

There’s rising extremism, but there’s also “this amazing connectivity that is allowing for great innovation and great creativity in the world."

The Atlantic
IYLEP Proves America's Real Currency is Foreign Exchange
July 13, 2016
IYLEP Proves America's Real Currency is Foreign Exchange

Program associate for World Learning's Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, Aaron Brazelton explains how our immersive exchange programs are an opportunity for finding common ground -- even in times of tragedy.

AL.com
Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides
July 6, 2016
Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

 

An alumni of the SIT Study Abroad Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo program explains how a new system of student exchange programs may help reconnect the youth of the Western Balkans.

Balkan Insight
Tanger-Med Project in Morocco May Prove Why Bigger Isn't Always Better
July 5, 2016
Tanger-Med Project in Morocco May Prove Why Bigger Isn't Always Better

An SIT Study Abroad participant weighs in on why the Tanger-Med project may not be Morocco's answer to unemployment.

U.S. News & World Report
IYLEPers Represent the Youth of Today at Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2016
IYLEPers Represent the Youth of Today at Fourth of July Celebration

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program participants represented "the youth of today" as they celebrated at Brattleboro's 43rd annual Independence Day parade.

Brattleboro Reformer
Teaching Leadership & Empowerment through Hip Hop
June 24, 2016
Teaching Leadership & Empowerment through Hip Hop

Seattle-based dance instructor Alexis Ramirez teaches girls leadership, empowerment, and social justice through hip-hop dance.

Flip the Media
Morocco's Colonial Heritage in Higher Education
June 17, 2016
Morocco's Colonial Heritage in Higher Education

SIT Study Abroad Morocco participant Jennifer Kwon writes about how using only French in the countries universities puts underprivileged students at a disadvantage in the classroom.

Al Jazeera
How Digitization is Helping At-Risk Youth in Latin America
June 14, 2016
How Digitization is Helping At-Risk Youth in Latin America

How our partnership with Cisco and USAID is helped at-risk youth in Mexico become a force for change in the global economy.

World Economic Forum
Experimenter Gayle Quisenberry Defied Convention and Paved the Way for Future Female Leaders
June 14, 2016
Experimenter Gayle Quisenberry Defied Convention and Paved the Way for Future Female Leaders

Gayle Quisenberry shrugged off social norms and headed to Lagos, Nigeria as part of The Experiment in International Living in the 1960's.

TIME
Mongolia to Delaware with Global UGRAD
June 14, 2016
Mongolia to Delaware with Global UGRAD

Khaliunaa Naranbayar from Mongolia spent a semester at the University of Delaware as the school's first Global Undergraduate Exchange Program student.

University of Delaware
Youth Ambassador Inspired by South American Culture
June 10, 2016
Youth Ambassador Inspired by South American Culture

High school student Kylea Roberts recently had the chance to immerse herself in Latin American culture while on our Youth Ambassadors program to Argentina and Chile.

Lee's Summit Journal
A Young Kosovar Video Gamer is Designing Games That Build Empathy for Those Caught in Conflicts
May 30, 2016
A Young Kosovar Video Gamer is Designing Games That Build Empathy for Those Caught in Conflicts

Agnesa Belegu, a participant of World Learning's Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program from Kosovo is building a video game that will help others understand the reality of civilians caught in violent conflicts.

Kosovo 2.0
Get Paid and Stay Engaged In Retirement
May 11, 2016
Get Paid and Stay Engaged In Retirement

Gary Nees, a retired Chief Financial Officer, has spent the last two summers in Mexico and Spain working as a youth leader with The Experiment in International Living.

AARP
The Experiment in International Living Featured by Key West with Jenna
May 11, 2016
The Experiment in International Living Featured by Key West with Jenna

The host of Key West with Jenna interviews The Experiment in International Living's Director of Admissions Heather Beard and a participant headed to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this summer.

Key West with Jenna
Training for Pakistan Participant to Return Home with a PhD from the University of Arkansas
May 9, 2016
Training for Pakistan Participant to Return Home with a PhD from the University of Arkansas

A participant of our Training for Pakistan Project, Sajid Ali Yousuf Zai will return home this month with a doctorate from the University of Arkansas and a long list of publications about his research that will assist other education scholars.

University of Arkansas
Youth Ambassador Can't Wait To Practice Her Spanish in Argentina and Chile
April 23, 2016
Youth Ambassador Can't Wait To Practice Her Spanish in Argentina and Chile

High school student, Kylea Roberts looks forward to practicing her Spanish in Argentina and Chile on our Youth Ambassadors Program.

The Examiner
Keys Student Heads to South Africa With The Experiment
April 13, 2016
Keys Student Heads to South Africa With The Experiment

Florida Keys student, Gavin Willis is headed to South Africa with the Experiment in International Living's Leadership Institute this Summer.

KeysNet
Innovators Changing the South
April 1, 2016
Innovators Changing the South

World Learning's Aaron Brazelton founded The Serbia Fellowship Experience, which acts as a mediator between students in Serbia and their counterparts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with the aim of helping young people learn the value of experiencing new cultural experiences. 

Southern Living
Student's Kosovo Project Reflects Social Gaming Trend
April 1, 2016
Student's Kosovo Project Reflects Social Gaming Trend

Agnesa Belegu, a participant of World Learning's Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program from Kosovo is learning how to build a video game that will help spread empathy for her homeland.

Orlando Sentinel
Why Domestic Violence Still Plagues Morocco
March 20, 2016
Why Domestic Violence Still Plagues Morocco

SIT Study Abroad participant, Daria Etezadi writes about why domestic violence is still an issue in Morocco.

Newsweek
An Experimenter Visits Syrian Refugees
March 20, 2016
An Experimenter Visits Syrian Refugees

Last summer, Noah Kravitz and a group of other Experimenters glimpsed firsthand the life of Syrian refugees in Jordan. In this Channel One News report, Noah shares the impact of his visit to a refugee camp.

Channel One News
A STAR Activist Still Shines Bright
March 16, 2016
A STAR Activist Still Shines Bright

An alumna of World Learning's Strategies, Training, Advocacy, and Resources Network has dedicated her life to protecting human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kosovo 2.0
How technology can aid in refugee education
March 14, 2016
How Technology Aids in Refugee Education

Rebecca Spotts, deputy director of education at World Learning weighs in on how technology should be utilized in refugee education.

Devex
UGRAD Exchange Students Made Journey to MMU for Spring 2016
March 11, 2016
UGRAD Exchange Students Made Journey to MMU for Spring 2016

Mount Mercy University welcomed three Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) students to campus for Spring 2016. 

Mount Mercy University
Why STEM Needs Girls
March 10, 2016
Why STEM Needs Girls

Training women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math is essential for the future of Egypt and the world, writes Carol Jenkins.

Council on Foreign Relations
Experimenter Wins Airbnb Open Stories Contest
March 3, 2016
Experimenter Wins Airbnb Open Stories Contest

In 1968, Stephen Barefoot traveled to India with The Experiment in International Living. Today, he carries on the same tradition of cultural exchange and understanding as an Airbnb host. 

Airbnb
UGRAD Students Do Community Service to Learn About U.S.
February 22, 2016
UGRAD Students Do Community Service to Learn About U.S.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program students at Pittsuburg State University participate in community service activities to learn more about the U.S.

Pittsburg State University
Study Abroad Alumna to Be First American Fencer to Wear Hijab in the Olympics
February 22, 2016
Study Abroad Alumna to be First American Fencer to Wear Hijab in the Olympics

SIT Study Abroad Morocco alumna Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab to represent the United States at the Olympics in fencing this summer in Brazil.

Times of Israel
UGRAD Students Give Girl Scouts Cultural Lesson
February 21, 2016
UGRAD Students Give Girl Scouts Cultural Lesson

Participants of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program shared information about their countries and cultures with local Girl Scouts on World Thinking Day.

Mankato Free Press
SIT Participant Documents Prostitution in Morocco
February 15, 2016
SIT Participant Documents Prostitution in Morocco

SIT Study Abroad participant, Kayla Dwyer writes about the reality of prostitution in Morocco.

Newsweek
SIT students study civil society development in Ahmedabad
January 20, 2016
SIT students study civil society development in Ahmedabad

Students from World Learning's SIT Graduate Institute, traveled to Ahmedabad to study civil society development.

The Times of India
An American journalist finally comes home
January 18, 2016
An American journalist finally comes home

World Learning's Global Advisory Council member, Tara Sonenshine writes about the release of American journalist Jason Rezaian from imprisonment in Iran.

Thehill.com
The Legislative Fellowship Experience
January 8, 2016
The Legislative Fellowship Experience

Laila Rubab Jaskani recounts her experience as a Legislative Fellow in the U.S.

Pakistan- U.S. Alumni Network
SIT participant reflects on Conflict Transformation Across Cultures
January 3, 2016
SIT participant reflects on Conflict Transformation Across Cultures

Arup Barua, an SIT participant relects on his two-week training as part of the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) program in Kathmandu.

Pressenza
World Learning Alumna Taking on Boko Haram in Nigeria
December 17, 2015
World Learning Alumna Taking on Boko Haram in Nigeria

Hafsat Mohammed, an alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program, is working to counter extremist narratives in Nigeria through interfaith dialogue and women's advocacy initiatives. 

Al Jazeera
Education means stability, Carol Jenkins says at World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
December 11, 2015
Education means stability, Carol Jenkins says at World Affairs Council of Greater Reading

In a world plagued with terrorism that prompts reactions of anger and fear, Carol Jenkins took the high road and stressed the importance of education to help ensure global stability.

Reading Eagle
Not Everyone Needs to Win a Nobel Prize
December 11, 2015
Not Everyone Needs to Win a Nobel Prize

World Learning Program Officer Marilyn Saks-McMillion writes about the impact she's seen the International Visitor Leadership Program have on participants, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman.

The Foreign Service Journal
Expanding Horizons through Academic Exchange
November 24, 2015
Expanding Horizons through Academic Exchange

Saryal Saeed from Pakistan reflects on his experiences in the United States living with a host family, attending high school, and learning about local culture, through the State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program.

Fairfax County Times
Sai Aung Thein on VOA
November 24, 2015
Sai Aung Thein on VOA

Sai Aung Thein, iPACE Advocacy and Training Advisor joins Voice of America in Washington, D.C. to discuss the program and the elections in Burma.

VOA
A heartfelt statement echos in a young American's ears
November 24, 2015
A heartfelt statement echos in a young American's ears

A simple but heartfelt statement shared by a Syrian woman with nothing to give but a promise forever changed the landscape of a young American's life.

The Huffington Post
Who becomes a terrorist?
November 20, 2015
Who becomes a terrorist?

Tara Sonenshine, a member of World Learning's Global Advisory Council analyzes how and why civilians are joining the ranks of radical extremism.

The Hill
The Experiment pays Keys students a visit
November 13, 2015
The Experiment pays Keys students a visit

Florida Keys students were paid a visit on Thursday by Dr. Aaron Morehouse, the executive director of The Experiment in International Living. The Vermont-based program has experienced a lot of interest and success in the Keys over the last decade.

The Key West Citizen
The Tortoise Revolution in Myanmar
November 11, 2015
The Tortoise Revolution

World Learning's Senior Writer/Editor, Rose Foran describes the slow, but steady progression towards a more democratized Myanmar.

The Huffington Post
Fear and Rumor in Myanmar
November 6, 2015
Fear and Rumor in Myanmar

The people of Myanmar are facing not-so-subtle threats ahead of Sunday's elections.

US News
Colleges, others try to interest more HBCU students in study abroad
November 4, 2015
Colleges, others try to interest more HBCU students in study abroad

Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) try to garner interest in study abroad programs for students in hopes it will expand their world view.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Making a difference
October 29, 2015
Making a difference

World Learning President & CEO Donald Steinberg is profiled in the Lakeshore Weekly News.

Lakeshore Weekly News
Women's rights and their access on internet
October 26, 2015
Women's rights and their access on internet

Aisha Sarwari, World Learning’s Communications Specialist on the FORECAST II – Training for Pakistan Project in Islamabad, explains why women's rights and Internet access are more closely tied than you might think.

Express Tribune
Willing to Break
October 22, 2015
Willing to Break

Hajar Chaiboub is making a name for herself as one of the few women participating in breakdancing competitions across Morocco. JP Keenan and Sutton Raphael filed this story while on the SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program, which is run in collaboration with Round Earth Media.

USA Today
Youth Peacebuilding Dialogue in Vermont
October 20, 2015
Youth Peacebuilding Dialogue in Vermont

John Ungerleider, Professor of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation reflects on the School for International Training's (SIT) afternoon of trust-building and dialogue activities for participants from three youth empowerment programs: World Learning’s Iraq Youth Leadership and Exchange Program (IYLEP); Windsor Fellowship’s UK-US Youth Dialogue Programme; and Journey East, based out of Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School in Townsend, Vermont.

Alliance for Peacebuilding
Young leaders learn globally, grow communities locally
October 16, 2015
Young leaders learn globally, grow communities locally

Four Chicago students travel to India and South Africa with the Experiment Leadership Institute.

ABC7 Chicago
Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence
October 13, 2015
Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence

Tara Sonenshine, a World Learning Global Advisory Council member, reviews Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' new book, Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence.

New York Journal of Books
Broken Promises: The fight to educate children with disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa
October 8, 2015
Broken Promises: The fight to educate children with disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa

Despite laws and international treaties intended to protect their basic rights, children with disabilities across the Middle East and North Africa often still struggle to obtain even a basic education. Sarah Ford and Emma Hohenstein filed this story while on the SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program, which is run in collaboration with Round Earth Media.

Global Health Hub
Students Protests for Western Sahara Independence Draw Crackdowns
October 6, 2015
Students Protests for Western Sahara Independence Draw Crackdowns

Some students in Morocco are determined to continue their protests for Western Sahara's independence despite the risk of police crackdowns, arrests, and beatings. Brennan Weiss and Julia Levine filed this story while on the SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program, which is run in collaboration with Round Earth Media.

Al-Fanar Media
Tara Sonenshine: Putin's Power Play
October 1, 2015
Tara Sonenshine: Putin's Power Play

Tara Sonenshine, executive director of World Learning's Global Advisory Council, analyzes Russia's latest actions in the Syrian conflict.

The Hill
Christians in Morocco: A Crisis of Faith
September 30, 2015
Christians in Morocco: A Crisis of Faith

Kacie Graves reports on the challenges facing Christians in Morocco. Kacie and photographer Julia Levine produced the story for U.S. News and World Report as part of a Round Earth Media and SIT Study Abroad program in Morocco.

U.S. News
World leaders set up efforts to ensure gender equality
September 28, 2015
World leaders set up efforts to ensure gender equality

Rachelle Akuffo of CCTV America reports on the impact of the original Beijing conference on women.

CCTV America
Gender Equality in Politics Still Far Away
September 16, 2015
Gender Equality in Politics Still Far Away

Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House, write that although gains have been made, political gender equality does not yet exist and the United States and others still need to focus on advancing women's political participation worldwide. The Carter Center and Freedom House are part of the Advancing Democratic Elections and Political Participation consortium, of which World Learning is also a member.

The Baltimore Sun
Women in Foreign Policy Examined by Gloria Steinem, Policymakers at Bush School Conference
September 12, 2015
Women in Foreign Policy Examined by Gloria Steinem, Policymakers at Bush School Conference

World Learning President and CEO Donald Steinberg participated in a panel discussion on women and security, which also featured Gloria Steinum; Valerie Hudson of the Bush School of Government; Patricia Leidl, co-author of The Hillary Doctrine; Robin Morgan of The Women's Media Center, and Micah Zenko of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Eagle
Chicago youth finds common ground in India
September 4, 2015
Chicago youth finds common ground in India

Traveling to India with the Experiment Leadership Institute, Cameron found social divisions both like and unlike those he knew in Chicago.

PBS Newshour
SIT Brings Together Youth from China, Great Britain, and Iraq
September 1, 2015
SIT Brings Together Youth from China, Great Britain, and Iraq

This summer the School for International Training worked with Journey East's English Language and Culture Camp participants from China to facilitate cross-cultural exchange activities with other youth from Great Britain and Iraqi visiting Vermont on World Learning exchanges.

Brattleboro Reformer
International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblowers
August 31, 2015
International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblowers

World Learning recently hosted a round table discussion on the role whistleblowers play in good governance and whistleblower protections featuring National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program exchange to the United States.

Whistleblowers Protection Blog
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