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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Senior Program Officer, International Visitor Leadership Program
Ms. Meghan Simpson is a senior program officer on World Learning’s International Visitor Leadership Program team, where she has worked since 2014. Her background includes over two decades of international experience as an educator, researcher, and programmer. In her current role, she leads efforts to develop and incorporate innovative learning and design elements into international exchange programming. She has conducted sessions for national and international audiences on experiential learning, understanding different learning styles, and creative programming elements in exchange programs. Prior to joining World Learning, Ms. Simpson served on the faculty of the Asian University of Women in Bangladesh, where she taught courses in writing, Gender Studies, and Asian Studies. Before that, she worked on local governance reform with the Open Society Institute in Budapest, pioneering a series of short-term, immersive exchanges for leaders in multiethnic communities in Southeast Europe and Central Asia. Ms. Simpson’s passion for international exchange is borne of out of her experiences as an exchange participant, which include a Fulbright scholarship for research on the complex relationship between women’s non-governmental organizations and international aid in Kyrgyzstan. She holds graduate degrees from Central European University and the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Expertise: professional exchanges; international education; event management; virtual programming; project management