About Us

Inclusion is at the heart of who we are and informs how we do our work.

We are a globally diverse community of staff, faculty, board members, alumni, students, and participants who believe that inclusive and equitable practices are at the heart of a peaceful and just world.

Each of us strives to honor diverse voices and lived experiences, examine our own biases and privileges, actively work to address inequities in our structures, and foster a community of open dialogue. We are committed to acting with accountability, transparency, reciprocity, authenticity, and empathy.

Learn more about our people and what it means to work at World Learning

Our Values in Practice

We aim to use our core values—community, intercultural understanding, sustainability, and social inclusion & justice—as our guiding light to ensure we live out the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access+ (DEIA+) in our programs and how we operate as an organization. The addition of the “+” represents an important acknowledgment that there are other principles or concepts, such as justice or belonging, that guide our actions as well.

As an organization, we conducted an assessment in 2021. It demonstrated that a more comprehensive approach to DEIA+ was needed for World Learning to best achieve its mission to work globally to enhance the capacity and commitment of individuals, institutions, and communities to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world.

In 2022, World Learning created a comprehensive DEIA+ framework that is to be implemented over the next four years. The areas of the framework are People, Culture, Capacity, and Programs and are aligned with World Learning Inc.’s Strategic Plan. The framework outlines initiatives through 2026 and is supported fully by World Learning’s Board of Trustees.

Learn More About Our Approach

Learn how we further expanded inclusion in our flagship program, The Experiment in International Living, and School for International Training, an accredited academic institution under the World Learning family.

Explore how World Learning embeds diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices throughout our programs, toolkits, and approaches.

Read impact stories about how our programs create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world.