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World Learning Opens Another Window Onto the World—IVLP Summer Arrivals

July 03, 2014Program Area

WASHINGTON (July 3, 2014) – World Learning is proud to announce another important season of summer visitors from around the world to participate in an extraordinary learning experience. Each year, the International Visitor Leadership Program—the State Department’s premier professional exchange program—brings about 4,500 visitors to the US to engage current and emerging leaders in a variety of fields, working with private sector partners. World Learning, and its predecessor Delphi International, have been developing these programs for more than 25 years.

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Recent Press Releases

Jun 26, 2014 • Program Area

SIT Study Abroad Announces Inaugural Undergraduate Research Awards

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (June 26, 2014) – SIT Study Abroad congratulates the recipients of its first Undergraduate Research Award, Mamasa Camara and Scott Sugden. The students were selected for the award based on the quality and significance of the Independent Study Projects (ISPs) they completed during their programs abroad with SIT.

Jun 17, 2014 • Program Area

"Experiment" in High Gear

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (June 17, 2014) – The Experiment in International Living, the founding program of World Learning, announced today its summer plans and programs reflecting growing interest among young people in meaningful summer abroad programs focused on global issues such as the environment and human rights. The Experiment is unique in that it provides an authentic home stay, language training and practical experience in communities abroad. This summer 480 Experimenters will travel from the United States to 20 countries around the world, including Spain, France and Mexico, as well as less traditional locations like Mongolia, South Africa and Ecuador.

Jun 09, 2014 • Program Area

SIT Hosts Mobility International Training

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (June 9, 2014)The School for International Training (SIT), which is part of World Learning, hosted Cerise Roth-Vinson, chief operating officer of Mobility International (MIUSA), in Vermont June 2–4 for staff training on disability awareness as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the organizations. The training consisted of materials and discussions featuring representatives of Deaf culture, people with disabilities and advocates for disability inclusion.

Jun 03, 2014 • Program Area

School for International Training Joins Institute of International Education Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (June 3, 2014)The School for International Training (SIT) has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The initiative is also focusing on increasing the diversity of the students who study abroad, ensuring quality, and removing barriers to participation. SIT has committed to building more than $1 million in need-based scholarship funding each year , through initiatives such as its Pell Grant Match program, to help make field-based study abroad possible for students from all socio-economic backgrounds.

Jun 03, 2014 • Program Area

Cisco Awards World Learning In-Kind Donation

WASHINGTON – (June 4, 2014) World Learning will be able to strengthen and expand its internet technology systems thanks to a recent in-kind equipment donation from Cisco Systems with a suggested retail value of $92,697.88.

Apr 30, 2014 • Program Area

World Learning Honors Alvino and Bea Fantini for a Lifetime of Service

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (April 30, 2014)World Learning has established a scholarship in honor of Alvino and Bea Fantini, who have a combined 98 years of dedicated service to the organization, and will recognize them at a banquet this summer as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the School for International Training (SIT).

Apr 04, 2014 • Program Area

World Learning Announces Social Innovation Fellows

NEW YORK (April 4, 2014) – World Learning awarded the second Advancing Leaders Fellowship to five young social innovators on April 3. The event, held at the Centre for Social Innovation, drew approximately 150 people and featured guest speaker Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative and founder of the Taproot Foundation.

Apr 03, 2014 • Program Area

SIT Graduate Institute Names Most Engaged Student

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (April 3, 2014) -- James Johnston has been nominated by the SIT Graduate Institute Faculty Leadership Team to receive the annual Engaged Student Award from the Vermont Campus Compact on Friday, April 4, 2014, at its Engaged Campus Forum and Awards Ceremony in Colchester, Vt.

Mar 21, 2014 • Program Area

World Learning to Hold Advancing Leaders Fellowship Pitch Competition in New York

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2014) – Ten finalists for the next round of the Advancing Leaders Fellowship will participate in a pitch competition on April 3, 2014 in New York City, after which a panel of judges will announce this year’s five fellowship recipients. 

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