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World Learning Awarded MacArthur Foundation Grant

December 05, 2014Education

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (December 5, 2014) – World Learning has been awarded a three-year, $200,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to provide opportunities for young men of color living in Chicago to spend a summer abroad with The Experiment in International Living’s new Leadership Institute. The Experiment is the founding program of World Learning, a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries through education, exchange, and development programs.

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Dec 04, 2014 • Education

SIT Graduate Institute Announces New Executive Director of the CONTACT Program

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (December 4, 2014) – SIT Graduate Institute today announced the appointment of Bruce W. Dayton, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) Program. Dayton has more than twenty years of experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation and comes to SIT from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he is a faculty member.

Nov 21, 2014 • Education

USAID and World Learning Launch Basic Education Program in Lebanon

WASHINGTON (November 21, 2014) – U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale and Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Elias Bou Saab announced the launch of the $41.2 million Improved Basic Education Services Program (IBESP) in Lebanon. IBESP, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will fortify Lebanon’s public school system and ensure long-term academic success for students by strengthening classroom instruction, community engagement, education management, facilities, and services. World Learning will implement IBESP in partnership with Management Systems International, Ana Aqra’, and AMIDEAST.

Oct 13, 2014 • Education

World Learning Partner Wins Nobel Peace Prize: Kailash Satyarthi worked with Child Labor: Education and Action Project

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (October 13, 2014) – World Learning is proud to congratulate Indian child labor activist Kailash Satyarthi, who has partnered with SIT Graduate Institute’s Child Labor: Education and Action (CLEA) project, for winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. On Friday, The Nobel Committee announced Satyarthi’s joint award with Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

Sep 26, 2014 • Education

World Learning Names Vice President of Communications

WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2014) – World Learning today announced the appointment of Kimberly Abbott as the new Vice President of Communications, overseeing global communications and media relations. Abbott is an expert media strategist, broadcast journalist and foreign policy specialist with a deep reserve of global contacts in media, government and academia.

Sep 12, 2014 • Education

SIT Graduate Institute Alumna Named to Japanese Cabinet

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (Sept. 12, 2014) – The School for International Training congratulates alumna Haruko Arimura, PhD, on her appointment to the Japanese Cabinet as the new minister in charge of promoting women.

Sep 05, 2014 • Exchange

South American Youth Connect with Americans to Improve the Environment

WASHINGTON (September 05, 2014) – World Learning, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, will host 15 high school students and three adult mentors from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on a three-week youth exchange program that aims to build leadership skills and promote environmental stewardship.

Sep 02, 2014 • Education

World Learning Launches Global Advisory Council

WASHINGTON (September 2, 2014) –World Learning today launched its 35-member Global Advisory Council to support its mission of empowering a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, inclusion and responsive institutions through international development, education and exchanges.

Aug 28, 2014 • Exchange

Getting Greeceā€™s Youth from Education to Employment: University Career Center Leaders Visit United States

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2014) - Beginning September 13, World Learning will welcome five leaders of centers for career development and employment in Greece as participants on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. These five young Greek leaders will explore how career centers operate in the United States.

Aug 25, 2014 • Education

New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow to Establish a Community Garden and Seed Bank in Madagascar

Brattleboro, Vt. (August 25, 2014) World Learning congratulates Corey Tondreau, 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.

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