Press Releases

2015 Press Releases

June 5, 2015
SIT Study Abroad and Spelman College Host Summit on Improving Access to Study Abroad for HBCU Students

SIT Study Abroad and Spelman College will host a summit focused on expanding access to high-impact study abroad opportunities for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities on June 9. The first-of-its-kind event will include representatives from the White House Initiative on HBCUs, the U.S. Department of State, HBCUs and major foundations.

May 29, 2015
World Learning’s Global Advisory Council Expands to Include Leading Change Agents Alex Arriaga, Jeanne Bourgault, Abby Falik Becoming Members

World Learning’s Global Advisory Council is pleased to announce the recent additions of three leading innovators bringing unique experiences in global education and development to the work of the organization: Alex Arriaga, Jeanne Bourgault, and Abby Falik.

May 29, 2015
World Learning’s Global Advisory Council Expands to Include Leading Change Agents

World Learning’s Global Advisory Council is pleased to announce the recent additions of three leading innovators bringing unique experiences in global education and development to the work of the organization: Alex Arriaga, Jeanne Bourgault, and Abby Falik.

May 27, 2015
SIT Graduate Institute Honors Class of 2015

World Learning congratulates SIT Graduate Institute’s class of 2015, a group of exceptional individuals poised to use their skills and passion to make positive contributions to communities around the world.

May 13, 2015
World Learning Strengthens its Commitment to Reducing its Carbon Footprint

The World Learning Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to strengthen its commitment to reducing the impact of climate change, which disproportionately affects the communities where World Learning works and strives to create a more peaceful and just world. The Board reaffirmed its belief that global climate change is a critical global issue by committing to five new initiatives.

May 13, 2015
New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Plans to Implement Sexual Health and Well-being Camps for Girls in Uganda

World Learning congratulates Annie Weber, the newest recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, which returns alumni of its undergraduate study abroad programs to their host countries to conduct human rights projects.

May 4, 2015
World Learning President Donald Steinberg Receives Global Impact Award

World Learning President and CEO Donald Steinberg was recognized last week by Futures Without Violence with their 2015 Global Impact Award for his work as an advocate for the rights of women and girls and to reduce gender-based violence globally.

April 30, 2015
World Learning Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

President Obama has nominated Gayle Smith to head the United States Agency for International Development.

President Obama said he was “proud” to nominate Smith for the position and noted the vital role she has played in international development.

April 9, 2015
President Obama’s Visit to Jamaica: An Opportunity for Youth Civic Engagement

President Obama’s visit to Jamaica during April 8–9, 2015 marks a crucial event. Not only is this the first presidential trip to Jamaica since 1982, but with the visit comes the opportunity for the nation to discuss the ways in which youth civic engagement can be an enabler for political, social and economic participation, as well as to examine current opportunities and challenges for youth development.

February 18, 2015
New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Plans to Create Clean Energy From Waste in Mongolia

World Learning congratulates Charlotte Munson, the newest recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, which returns alumni of its undergraduate study abroad programs to their host countries to conduct human rights projects.

January 16, 2015
SIT Graduate Institute Welcomes Visiting Scholar Chen Jianrong

SIT Graduate Institute’s Vermont campus is pleased to welcome Chen Jianrong from Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, as visiting scholar of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from February 2015 through January 2016.

January 16, 2015
Daniel Cantor Yalowitz Named Vice Provost and Dean of SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Graduate Institute is proud to announce that Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D., has been appointed vice provost of graduate education and dean of SIT Graduate Institute. He previously served as dean of SIT Graduate Institute’s Vermont Campus.

January 16, 2015
World Deborah Robinson Appointed Academic Director of SIT Graduate Institute Washington, DC Center

SIT Graduate Institute is proud to announce Deborah Robinson, Ph.D., has been appointed academic director for the Washington, DC Center.

January 14, 2015
The Experiment in International Living Launches Netherlands Program on LGBTQ Issues

This summer, The Experiment in International Living will launch a new program for high school students on LGBTQ and gender issues in the Netherlands. The ground-breaking program will provide an immersive experience while building an understanding of how the Dutch approach issues of gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ rights.

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