A global development and exchange organization delivering education programs in more than 150 countries.

Built on 90 years of expertise, our bottom-up and top-down approach serves individuals and communities at all levels. We have the unique distinction of partnering with School for International Training, an accredited academic institution under the World Learning family.


Equipping individuals and institutions with fundamental and 21st Century skills to solve today's most pressing and complex challenges.

Our programs strengthen democracy and civic engagement and are built on inclusion of all voices. We expand training and job opportunities and provide the skills and resources for others to empower themselves—so they in turn build more peaceful and just communities.


People-to-people exchanges for youth and adults that foster intercultural understanding and connections worldwide.

We design experiential, academic, and professional programs grounded in the founding principles of our pioneering exchange program, The Experiment in International Living, started in 1932. When people from diverse backgrounds understand each other, they form vital partnerships that foster a more inclusive, stable, and peaceful world.

Celebrating 90 Years

The World Learning family began in 1932 when sociologist Dr. Donald Watt launched our flagship program, The Experiment in International Living. This led to the establishment of World Learning and School for International Training. Inspired by the early principles of The Experiment, all three branches are built on the enduring values of community, intercultural understanding, social inclusion and justice, and sustainability.

This year, we invite you to join us on this journey as we honor our 90th anniversary. We are One World, Learning together.

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