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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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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.
U.S. Embassy in Ghana Hosts Alumni TIES for African Women Entrepreneurs
Ghana News Agency | June 26, 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, is hosting women entrepreneurs from 14 African countries for an Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alumni TIES). The seminar is implemented by World Learning, and is focusing on strengthening business and trade for women entrepreneurs in Africa.
Communities Connecting Heritage Project Holds Exhibition in India
Connect Gujarat | June 25, 2019
A Communities Connecting Heritage project which used virtual reality to explore and document the cultural heritage of marginalized communities in India and the U.S. will be featured in an exhibition in Ahmedabad, India, in June. The project was carried out as a partnership between the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre and the University of Norther Colorado Anthropology Department.
Assistant U.S. Secretary of State to visit Ghana, Speak at Alumni TIES Conference
GhanaWeb | June 22, 2019
During her trip to Ghana and Liberia June 24-29, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will deliver a keynote address to U.S. exchange program alumni from 14 African countries during an Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar on women’s entrepreneurship.
University of Arkansas Receives Capacity Building Grant for U.S. Study Abroad
University of Arkansas | June 7, 2019
The University of Arkansas is one of 21 colleges and universities from across the United States that will receive a 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. The University of Arkansas will use its grant to support a new service-learning study abroad model, which will involve teams of students addressing social issues at the local level.
How to Help Teachers Teach Reading and Math in the Early Grades
Global Partnership for Education | May 29, 2019
In a blog post for Global Partnership for Education, Senior Education Specialist Deepa Srikantaiah writes about a new USAID report that provides recommendations on how to best design programs to teach literacy and numeracy skills to young learners.
World Learning to Coordinate Digital Influencers Forum
Total Montenegro News | May 16, 2019
World Learning and the Digital Communication Network will coordinate the Digital Influencers Forum in Montenegro this June. The two-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will bring together marketers, social influencers, analysts, entrepreneurs, journalists, and other professionals to discuss and explore digital campaigns and social impact.
Opinion/Commentary: International Exchange Programs Benefit Virginia
The Daily Progress | May 5, 2019
World Learning's President and CEO Carol Jenkins weighs in on how the power of international exchange is helping our LEAD Mongolia program leave its mark on communities across Virginia.
Read to Create Your Own Stories
The News International | April 23, 2019
Through the Pakistan Reading Project, Naila Yasmeen works with teachers in remote areas of the country to help them build students' interest in reading and improve their skills with engaging classroom activities.
University of Houston-Victoria Hosts Three Global UGRAD Students
University of Houston-Victoria | April 17, 2019
Three international students from the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine are spending the spring semester at the University of Houston-Victoria as part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) program.
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.