• Commentary | Carol Jenkins, Sophia Howlett: American colleges and universities can, and should, support refugee resettlement

    Brattleboro Reformer   |   June 30, 2024

    World Learning CEO Carol Jenkins and School for International Training President Dr. Sophia Howlett write about the importance of U.S. colleges and universities supporting refugee resettlement. This op-ed is in response to a letter co-signed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona to higher education leadership in light of UN World Refugee Day in June.

  • New beginnings: Campuses help refugees restart their lives half a world away

    Talking Stick   |   May 1, 2024

    World Learning's Matt Brown speaks about the Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) program for the Association of College and University Housing Officers' publication Talking Stick. SHERR builds the capacity of higher education institutions across the U.S. to support refugee resettlement and is led by World Learning along with partner organizations.

  • SIT marks 60 years of educating ‘global citizens’

    The Commons   |   April 3, 2024

    School for International Training is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year by hosting various events that spotlight World Learning/SIT's unique history. SIT President Dr. Sophia Howlett speaks about this history and SIT's dynamic future as a 21st-century global university.

  • SIT celebrates 60 years of educating global citizens

    Brattleboro Reformer   |   April 2, 2024

    Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2024, School for International Training, the academic arm of World Learning, is kicking off a series of events spotlighting the institution’s unique history and its dynamic future as a 21st-century global university.

  • The lion in winter

    The Commons   |   March 27, 2024

    World Learning and SIT are celebrating its 60th anniversary with a half-day event on its Brattleboro, VT, campus featuring Sen. Patrick Leahy and his wife as special guests.

  • SIT celebrates 60 years of educating global citizens

    Vermont Business Magazine   |   March 22, 2024

    Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2024, School for International Training, the academic arm of World Learning, is kicking off a series of events spotlighting the institution’s unique history and its dynamic future as a 21st-century global university.

  • Refugee housing supports economic growth for everyone

    The Commons   |   January 24, 2024

    Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Lesch talks about the importance of temporary housing for refugee resettlement, which is helping to build southern Vermont's economic and social diversity and strength. World Learning/School for International Training provide temporary housing for refugees on its Vermont campus as part of the New Vermonter Education Program.

  • Greg Lesch: Support for refugee housing translates to economic growth for everyone

    VT Digger   |   January 22, 2024

    Greg Lesch, executive director of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, writes that State funding for temporary housing for refugees on the World Learning/School for International Training campus is more than a humanitarian gesture; it is a strategic investment in the future of southern Vermont.

  • Refugees and resettlement organizations in Vermont ask for housing help

    Vermont Public   |   January 22, 2024

    On Vermont Edition, World Learning’s Tim Rivera and leaders from two national resettlement agencies discuss the lack of affordable housing needed for Vermont’s refugee resettlement efforts. World Learning’s New Vermonter Education Program provides temporary housing and English language and cultural orientation programming for refugees in southern Vermont in partnership with the Ethiopian Community Development Council and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation.

  • Williams: Preparing women in Algeria for 21st-century technological tools

    Washington Informer   |   January 17, 2024

    Yale Senior Fellow Bisa Williams writes about Algeria as a leader in Africa when it comes to promoting women’s education. She highlights World Learning's Algiers STEAM Center as a women-centered initiative that "seeks to provide youth with high-quality learning experiences emphasizing critical thinking, inquiry and problem-solving skills." Williams served as U.S. Ambassador to Niger and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and currently serves on World Learning's board of trustees.

  • International training center gives lessons, helmets to new Vermonters

    Brattleboro Reformer   |   January 14, 2024

    World Learning/School for International Training hosted a bicycle safety training for some of the 64 new Vermonters who are temporarily housed on the SIT campus. The training was provided by Rescue Inc., with helmet donations coordinated by World Learning and the Vermont Department of Health.

  • 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.