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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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Go Abroad, Young American
Foreign Affairs | March 29, 2021
Finding ways to expand access to study abroad opportunities, including programs like World Learning's U.S. Department of State-funded IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) initiative, are crucial to improving U.S. foreign relations.
Penn State Professor Named Fulbright Specialist
Pennsylvania State University | March 26, 2021
Betsy Campbell, assistant professor in Pennsylvania State University's College of Education, has been named to the roster of Fulbright Specialists as an expert in entrepreneurship.
Education Advocates Discuss Equitable Leadership Amid COVID-19
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | March 3, 2021
World Learning Algeria Field Director Leah Bitat took part in a virtual panel on equitable leadership in education against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Conversation with Rhode Island College’s First Woman Dean
Rhode Island College | March 2, 2021
Dorothy Pieniadz, the first woman to hold the position of dean at Rhode Island College, led trips with The Experiment in International Living to Europe in the late 1950's and early 1960's.
Julie Taymor Discusses How Travel Shaped her Career
NBC News | December 27, 2020
Julie Taymor discusses how her time traveling, including on a program with The Experiment in International Living, influenced her award-winning career in theater and film.
Lincoln University Receives IDEAS Grant to Expand Study Abroad
The Philadelphia Tribune | November 24, 2020
Lincoln University is one of 24 colleges and universities from across the United States that will receive an IDEAS grant under the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, a program of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Indian Journalist Receives U.S. Department of State Grant
The New Indian Express | November 22, 2020
Indian journalist Nisha Krishnan, who participated in an Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alumni TIES) administered by World Learning, received a grant from the U.S. Department of State aimed at empowering women tech initiatives.
College of DuPage Receives Grant to Diversify Study Abroad
Daily Herald | October 26, 2020
College of DuPage received an IDEAS grant to create, expand, and diversify its study abroad programs under the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, a program of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Virtual Training for Young Global Leaders with Christina Thomas
WashingTech Policy Podcast | June 29, 2020
Divisional Vice President for Young Exchange Christina Thomas discusses how World Learning has used virtual programming to expand access to exchange programs and continue providing cross-cultural engagement opportunities during the pandemic.
Collaboration for Heritage Conservation
SPAN Magazine | June 1, 2020
Through the Communities Connecting Heritage program, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in Gujarat, India, and the University of Northern Colorado’s Anthropology Department collaborated on a project that trained participants from marginalized backgrounds in India and the U.S. to use virtual reality technologies to explore and document their respective cultural and natural heritages. Communities Connecting Heritage was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by World Learning.
Immersion Learning Can Transform Students’ Lives
Arab News | December 9, 2019
Programs that immerse students in another culture, like The Experiment in International Living, can help them become better global citizens.
Florida High School Student Learns from Peers with The Experiment Digital
PHS Patriot Pages | October 30, 2019
Florida high school student Isabella Brammer connected with teens from Algeria, Iraq, and Yemen last summer through The Experiment Digital's virtual exchange program.
Stories of Iraqi Students Studying in Detroit Featured in New Podcast
WDET | September 4, 2019
While at Wayne State University with the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) this summer, 21 Iraqi college students put together a podcast, which features personal stories from their lives.
Outstanding Belizean Youth and Mentor to Participate in Youth Ambassadors Program
Breaking Belize News | August 23, 2019
Eleven Belizean high school students and one mentor will travel to the U.S. for a Youth Ambassadors Program exchange.
Mongolia’s Long Road to Mining Wealth
NPR | July 31, 2019
In an article on Mongolia's growing mining industry, Erdenebayar Naran, a 2018 Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia fellow, discusses his efforts to protect local water sources as an environmental manager.
Experimenters Receive Audience with Dalai Lama
Tibet.net | July 24, 2019
Students on The Experiment in International Living in India had the once in a lifetime opportunity to receive an audience with the Dalai Lama and listen to him speak about the importance of compassion and the "oneness of humanity."
Delegates from Latin America Discuss Pressing Trade and Immigration Issues
Inside Louisville | July 19, 2019
While in Louisville, Kentucky, three delegates from Latin America on an International Visitor Leadership Program exchange to the U.S. sat on a panel, which included discussions on trade and immigration issues between countries in South and Central America and the United States. The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Charlottesville Hosts Iraqi Undergraduates
CBS 19 | July 8, 2019
One hundred Iraqi undergraduate students will visit the University of Virginia as part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), which is implemented by World Learning. While in Charlottesville, the students will take part in activities organized by the university's Center for Politics that will focus on leadership development, team building, and civic engagement.
LEAD Mongolia Fellows Open Dream Playground for Underserved Children
MNB World | July 5, 2019
LEAD Mongolia fellows recently attended the opening ceremony of their community-based playground in Mongolia. The playground, which was developed in an underserved district seeks to enhance community engagement and give local children a safe place to play outside.
U.S. Government Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in Africa
Ghana Business News | June 27, 2019
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Marie Royce discussed the U.S. Govnerment's plans to help empower women entrepreneurs across Africa during her keynote speech at an Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar in Accra, Ghana.