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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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Reauthorize the READ Act, it’s critical to the wellbeing of the next generation of world citizens
The Hill | November 16, 2023
U.S. Representative Grace Meng and World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins co-author an op-ed in support of reauthorizing the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act, which expired earlier this year: "We believe that reauthorizing the READ Act is critical to the wellbeing of the next generation of the world’s citizens."
New Americans receive child care work training
Brattleboro Reformer | July 17, 2023
World Learning and several organizations in Vermont collaborated to provide new Americans with an opportunity to be trained to enter the child care field. World Learning provided intensive English classes targeted to the training.
Member op-ed: With virtual exchange, young people are changing the world
Alliance for International Exchange | February 23, 2023
World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins and Stevens Initiative Executive Director Christine Shiau co-author an op-ed on the power of virtual exchange programs to provide global awareness and skill-building that can enhance college readiness, expand employment opportunities, and contribute to personal growth—all while reaching a greater number of youth who might not able to participate in traditional exchanges.
A global moment in time
This Day | February 21, 2023
“A Global Moment in Time," amulti-regional project of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program in collaboration with World Learning, brings together 67 photojournalists from 53 countries.
Batman can’t hold a candle to you, Sen. Leahy
VT Digger | December 13, 2022
World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins writes about U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's impact throughout his eight terms in the U.S. Senate and how he has proven to be a real-life superhero to many, including those at World Learning and School for International Training, his constituents across Vermont, and all those around the world whose lives have been improved by his leadership in diplomacy, development and peacebuilding.
International education, study abroad gets boost at Kapiʻolani CC
University of Hawai'i | August 9, 2022
Kapiʻolani Community College has been selected as one of 44 colleges and universities to receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the IDEAS Program.
Multicultural Community Center helps refugees transition to new lives
WCAX-TV | August 4, 2022
Afghan refugees continue to make their way to Vermont to start a new life. A new multicultural community center in Brattleboro is helping with that transition.
$1.5m Backing for U.S. Study Abroad Programs
The Pie News | July 29, 2022
The U.S. Department of State has awarded nearly $1.5 million to 44 colleges and universities to develop and expand study abroad programs through the Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.
ACC to Build Study Abroad Programs Through National Grant
ACC Newsroom | July 28, 2022
Austin Community College District (ACC) has been selected to receive funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.
JMU Selected to Receive Funding Through the IDEAS Program
James Madison University | April 28, 2022
JMU is one of 44 colleges and universities across the United States that will use the IDEAS grants to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.
Afghan refugees acclimating to new life in Brattleboro
WCAX-TV | April 7, 2022
While scores of refugees from Afghanistan remain housed on U.S. military bases, some have been resettled in Vermont thanks to a variety of organizations coming together with one goal—providing hope for a brighter future.
World Learning builds on its 90 years of intercultural education and programs
VermontBiz | March 9, 2022
World Learning honors its 90th anniversary since the 1932 launch of its flagship program The Experiment in International Living. The program led to the establishment of both World Learning and the School for International Training.
Refugee Group Welcoming Afghans to Southern Vermont
U.S. News & World Report | January 13, 2022
Up to 100 Afghan refugees were welcomed to southern Vermont by a refugee resettlement organization and a number of community groups.
World Learning Welcomes New DEI Leader
NBC Right Now | January 12, 2022
World Learning Inc. announced the hiring of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer Wagaye Johannes, whose experience, voice, and leadership will advance the organization's core values of social inclusion and justice throughout its operations and programs.
How COVID-19 Changed Nonprofit Accounting
Sage Intacct | June 9, 2021
Kote Lomidze, World Learning CFO and senior vice president of Finance, spoke to Sage Intacct about how the pandemic impacted the ways the organization handles accounting and finances.
IDEAS Grants Awarded to 26 U.S. Higher Education Institutions
The PIE News | May 18, 2021
As part of the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, also known as IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students), 26 colleges and universities have received grants to fund programs to create, increase, and diversity study abroad opportunities for U.S. students. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is 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.
“Unforgettable” Journey to Norway with The Experiment
The Miami County Republic | May 15, 2021
Margaret Hays writes that her 1956 trip to Norway with The Experiment in International Living was a "life-changing" experience that helped her develop a better understanding of the world.
Why Sport is Always Political
Sport and Dev | May 12, 2021
A recent webinar held as part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative, explored the connections between sports and politics.
Discovering Understanding with The Experiment Digital
TEDx | April 28, 2021
Experiment Digital alum Nicole Muñoz gave a TEDx talk describing her experience with the program, including her virtual homestay. She also discussed her post-program project, Positive I, which examines and discusses the different facets that make up our identities to normalize differences and create a more accepting world.
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.