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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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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.
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.