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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 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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Helping Children Around the World Learn to Read Better
Global Partnership for Education | March 19, 2019
Director of Global Education Rajani Shrestha and Senior Education Specialist Kara McBride explain how a new massive online open course developed by World Learning utilizes the organization's experience with literacy education programs to teach participants how to help children who have difficulty with learning to read.
LEAD Alliance Summit Brings Together Mongolia’s Next Generation of Leaders
International Republican Institute | March 18, 2019
In February 2019, the Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia program brought Mongolian emerging leaders together with like-minded peers from Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar for the third LEAD Alliance Summit in Ulaanbaatar. LEAD Mongolia is funded by USAID and jointly implemented by World Learning, International Republican Institute, and the Centre for Civic Education.
Meet the Robot Built by Youth at the STEM Center in Algiers
En Nahar TV | February 28, 2019
A group of young technology enthusiasts from World Learning’s STEM Center in Algiers talk about their multi-tasking robot and participating in STEM competitions and events in Algeria and abroad.
Assumption Professors Named Fulbright Specialists
Assumption College | February 25, 2019
Assumption College professors Eric Drouart, professor of practice in management, and Samantha Goldman, assistant professor of special education, have been named Fulbright Specialists.
World Learning Trains English Language Teachers in Calcutta
The Telegraph | February 21, 2019
As part of the Madrassa English Language Teacher (MELT) program, World Learning held a workshop in Calcutta for madarsa English language teachers from across India, which aimed to help them improve their English and communication skills and teaching style.
Exchange Program Provides a Glimpse of Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
Global TIES U.S. | February 21, 2019
Serbian entrepreneur Petar Dragnic writes that taking part in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange through World Learning was an invaluable opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S.
Collaborating Across Sectors to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities
U.S. Department of State | February 21, 2019
WiSci (Women in Science) STEAM Camp is just one example of a cross-sector collaboration that aims solve key global challenges. World Learning supported the 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Namibia with partners including the U.S. Department of State, Google, Intel, Girl Up, and NASA.
University of Portland Professor Named Fulbright Specialist
University of Portland | February 15, 2019
Computer science professor Andrew Nuxoll has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist.
World Learning Implements Digital Media and Journalism Conference in South Africa
Bostwana Unplugged | November 28, 2018
Journalists from Botswana attended a conference for media professionals from around the world implemented by World Learning in November. The event, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by the Digital Communication Network.
Experience a New Culture Right Where You Live with World Learning
Real Simple | November 26, 2018
Hosting a dinner for participants on World Learning's International Visitor Leadership Program provides an opportunity to connect with people from other countries and have a cross-cultural experience right in your own community.
USAID-Funded Program Aims to Increase Girls Access to Education in Pakistan
The Nation Pakistan | November 24, 2018
World Learning Pakistan is partnering with the Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the USAID-funded Advancing Girls’ Education and Skills (AGES) program to increase access to education for girls in middle and secondary grades and help them stay in school.
Raising a Generation of Readers with the Pakistan Reading Project
The News International | November 21, 2018
World Learning's Pakistan Reading Project is helping establish a culture of reading in Pakistan by improving literacy education by providing training and professional development for nearly 25,000 teachers and educators in 14,000 public schools.
Egyptian Student Attending Northern Michigan University through Global UGRAD
Northern Michigan University | November 20, 2018
Reem Hakeem, from Egypt, is one of three international students attending Northern Michigan University this fall through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD).
Executive Director of The Experiment Dr. Aaron Morehouse on US1 Radio
US1 Radio | November 14, 2018
Dr. Aaron Morehouse, executive director of The Experiment in International Living, joined US1 Radio to discuss how our high school summer abroad programs help students develop leadership and cross-cultural communication skills.
Youth Ambassadors Program Alumnus Named Belizean Entrepreneur of the Month
CTV3 News | November 12, 2018
The U.S. Embassy in Belize named Youth Ambassadors Program alumnus Eider Romero as the Young Belizean Entrepreneur of the Month for November 2018.
Standout Students: Arija Martin
Chesapeake Family Life | November 4, 2018
Chesapeake Family Life recognized U.S. Youth Ambassador to Brazil alumna Arija Martin as one of its 2018 Standout Students for her commitment to community service and academic achievements.
Anchors Aweigh: The Experiment in International Living Kicks off Another Year in Monroe County
Key West Weekly | November 1, 2018
High school students from Monroe County, Florida, discussed their experiences with The Experiment in International Living this summer and why other students should apply to take part in 2019 programs.
Syracuse University Professor Suzanne Lysak Named Fulbright Specialist
Syracuse University | October 16, 2018
Susanne Lysak, professor of broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, has been named a Fulbright Specialist.
Second City Training Center, World Learning, and U.S. Department of State Bring Improv Program to Jordan
Second City Training Center | October 16, 2018
Second City Training Center, World Learning, and U.S. Department of State will facilitate an improv-to-sketch comedy program in Jordan for up-and-coming comics in the country.
HeartBEATS Inspires Troubled Youth Through Beat Making
The State Journal | October 16, 2018
Katherine Howell is launching HeartBEATS, a program to inspire youth through the power of hip-hop, with the support of an Alumni TIES small grant, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State.