Who We Are

World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. We envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. Our mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs.

Senior Staff

World Learning's senior staff represents all sectors of the organization through adminstrative offices in Vermont and Washington, DC. Meet our senior staff.


World Learning's board includes alumni of our many programs, as well as parents, staff, and friends of the organization. Meet our board members.

Global Advisory Council

Our Global Advisory Council supports the World Learning mission of empowering a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, inclusion and responsive institutions. It brings together leaders from the fields of development, education, government, civil society, business, foundations, and international organizations from more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Meet the Council members.


World Learning staff can offer expert commentary on a wide range of topics related to education, development, and exchange. Get to know our experts.


We work with companies around the globe to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that focus on partners’ philanthropic and developmental priorities. Learn how to partner with us.


Founded in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living, the organization that would later become World Learning was inspired by Dr. Donald Watt’s simple idea to improve understanding across cultures and nations by sending U.S. students abroad to expand their worldviews. Read more about our history.

Financial Information

As part of our commitment to financial transparency and accountability, we provide the public with both federal 990 tax forms and audited financial statements. See our financial documents.

How can I help?

Our global impact depends on you. Your gift will touch lives in dozens of countries thanks to World Learning's decades of experience and extensive local networks on the ground.

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