Professional Exchanges & Training

Each year, World Learning provides thousands of professionals with new connections, perspectives, and skills through exchangesparticipant training, and higher education.

Through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), we bring emerging leaders from 140 countries annually to the United States on exchanges. We offer short-term learning experiences for individuals seeking professional development through links to U.S. and international colleagues, new insights, and a broader view of core U.S. values and culture. IVLP trips include site visits, office meetings, panel discussions, internships, volunteering, and other experiential activities, which enable visitors to discover the dimensions and context of their own professions in the United States, make lasting contacts with their colleagues here, and share insight about their activities at home. Learn more about our approach to professional exchanges.


Since 1982, we have administered U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) participant training programs for over 102,876 people. These programs provide people with opportunities to acquire new skills and are designed to address the needs of participants, as well as the needs of their workplaces and communities. We carry out training programs for participants around the world in sectors including agriculture, economic development, education, public health, youth leadership, and more. Learn more about our approach to participant training.

Through its accredited higher education institution, World Learning has provided language teacher education programs for nearly 50 years. Today, World Learning and SIT offer an internationally recognized suite of courses and programs for teachers new to the field or those with experience in the United States and abroad, all of which are accredited and either standardized and internationally portable or tailored to the needs of particular stakeholders. Learn more about our approach to TESOL training.

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