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August 14, 2017
Statement by World Learning CEO Donald Steinberg on Charlottesville

World Learning is committed to empowering global citizens to build peace, social justice and inclusive societies. The tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend is a sobering reminder that our work is far from done, and that our global development, exchange and educational programs to strengthen cross-cultural communications and understanding have never been more important.

August 14, 2017
The "Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition" Congratulates Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women's Empowerment

The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition, which World Learning is a member of, applauds the appointment of Michelle Bekkering as the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 7, 2017
New Projects Celebrate Cultural Heritage Through Exchanges

World Learning and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the selection of six new cultural heritage projects to receive funding as part of its Communities Connecting HeritageSM exchange program (CCH). CCH, a State Department initiative administered by World Learning, empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of at-risk communities around the world.

August 7, 2017
World Learning Welcomes Confirmation of Mark Green as USAID Administrator

World Learning congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The organization also applauds the Senate for its bipartisan support throughout Green’s swift confirmation process.

May 16, 2017
World Learning Welcomes Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to Lead USAID

World Learning congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his nomination to be the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. 

May 5, 2017
Solar Panels to be Installed on SIT Campus

The School for International Training has received a $100,000 grant from Windham Regional Commission to install a campus-based solar energy system that will also pioneer new research, strengthen community ties, and enhance curriculum at SIT Graduate Institute.

February 22, 2017
World Learning Names Sakil Malik Vice President of Global Education

World Learning is pleased to welcome Sakil Malik as the new vice president of Global Education. He brings more than 20 years of experience in international education and project management to the organization.

January 30, 2017
Immigration Executive Order Entangles Exchange Programs

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning people from seven Middle-East countries from entering the United States. The 90-day suspension of U.S. visa issuance for these Muslim-majority countries impacts educational and cultural exchange programs, thereby hindering efforts to support our national security through people-to-people diplomacy. The Order authorizes the secretaries of State and Homeland Security to make exceptions when they deem it in the national interest.

January 17, 2017
World Learning to Implement STEAM Camp for Girls in Malawi

World Learning will implement the 2017 Women in Science Girls STEAM Camp in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, UN Foundation’s Girl Up Initiative, Intel Corporation, Google, and  KGaA Darmstadt. The camp will bring about 100 high school girls from across Africa and the United States together in Malawi to explore STEAM fields and access mentorship opportunities and leadership training.

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