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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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Norwalk Nonprofit Brings Together Students in Connecticut and Nepal under Communities Connecting Heritage Program
The Register Citizen | October 4, 2018
Creative Connections in Norwalk, Connecticut, is engaging youth from the U.S. with counterparts in Nepal to capture and exchange art, audio, and video exploring their own cultural heritage, which they will use to facilitate workshops at local schools.
Fellows Discuss Critical Regional Issues with Lebanese President
National News Agency | October 2, 2018
Young professionals from the Middle East and North Africa taking part in the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship met with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun and other officials to discuss political, social, and economic issues affecting the region.
Marietta Councilwoman Will Represent City, Country in Moldova
Marietta Daily Journal | October 1, 2018
Marietta Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly will take part in a three-week exchange to Moldova, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and organized by World Learning.
Dallas Black Dance Theater Selected for Communities Connecting Heritage Program
The Dallas Weekly | September 20, 2018
Under the Communities Connecting Heritage program, Dallas Black Dance Theatre will collaborate with Association MakeDox in Macedonia to create a documentary that explores and celebrates African-American culture through dance and Romani heritage through music.
Participant Gains Insight into the Future of India and the U.S. through Exchange
Tulsa World | September 16, 2018
Traveling to India with World Learning's Professional Fellows Program on Governance and Society gave Suzann Stewart insights into that country's future and hope for the future of the U.S.
Creative Connections Receives U.S. Department of State Grant
Norwalk Patch | September 13, 2018
Creative Connections in Connecticut is one of five U.S.-based organizations to receive a grant through the Communities Connecting Heritage program to run a new, arts-based cultural heritage preservation program between students in Nepal and the United States.
Iraqi Students Spend Part of Summer at University of Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette | September 13, 2018
Participants on the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program visited the University of Arkansas to learn about life in the U.S. and share their culture with others.
World Learning and Benazir Income Support Programme Partner to Expand Girls’ Access to Education in Pakistan
The Nation Pakistan | September 5, 2018
World Learning and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) are partnering to help 6,000 girls in Pakistan enroll in school and expand mentorship opportunities through the USAID-funded Advancing Girls Education and Skills (AGES) program.
Alumna’s Street Art Inspired by her Nepalese Culture
WBUR | August 13, 2018
Sneha Shrestha, a 2013 Advancing Leaders Fellow and SIT Study Abroad alumna, combines elements of her Nepalese culture and traditional graffiti to create unique street art in Boston and around the world.
93 Iraqi Students Coming to Wayne State for State Department Program
Michigan Chronicle | July 6, 2018
Wayne State University will host 93 Iraqi students as part of the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for Undergraduates, a four-week summer exchange sponsored and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and implemented by World Learning.
Georgia Teen Studies at STEAM Camp in Africa
Gwinnett Daily Post | July 5, 2018
High school student Cori Nelson was one of nearly 100 young women from the U.S. and five African countries who came together in Namibia this June for the Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp.
World Learning Inc. CEO Carol Jenkins appointed to InterAction Board of Directors
InterAction | June 20, 2018
World Learning President and CEO Carol Jenkins has been appointed to the board of directors of InterAction, a Washington, DC-based alliance organization consisting of more than 180 nongovernmental organization members.
U.S. Tackles African Youth Gender Technology Divide
CAJ News Africa | June 18, 2018
The Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp is bringing together nearly 100 high school girls opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, design and mathematics (STEAM) in Namibia.
World Learning and MEPI Hone Youth Skills in Algeria
MEPI | June 17, 2018
World Learning Algeria and the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) are helping young Algerians enter the workforce with tailored training at career centers across the country.
IVLP Program Helps Media Counter Violent Extremism in Nigeria
AllAfrica | June 13, 2018
Nigerian journalist Chiemelie Ezeobi writes about his experience in the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and what he learned about how media can help counter violent extremism.
World Learning Inc.’s Carol Jenkins and Lynne Maguire on INSIGHT
WHUT | May 31, 2018
World Learning Inc. President and CEO Carol Jenkins and Board Chair Lynne Maguire discuss the organization's mission for worldwide unity through its outreach and study abroad programs.
How ‘Black Panther’ Is Teaching College Students About Foreign Policy
The Hollywood Reporter | May 31, 2018
World Learning Special Advisor Donald Steinberg's class at Dartmouth College has students explore foreign policy by imagining how the fictional King T'Challa of Wakanda would approach international outreach and development assistance.
Exchange Alumni Tackle Opioid Crisis
DipNote | May 17, 2018
World Learning's Alumni TIES program convened alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs tin Cleveland to discuss how they could use their skills and knowledge to address the opioid crisis and help those affected by it.
Mississippi State Professor to Research Climate Extremes as Fulbright Specialist
Mississippi State University | May 9, 2018
As a Fulbright Specialist, Mississippi State University Professor Jamie Dyer will travel to Poland to collaborate on meteorology and climatology research with colleagues at Maria Curie Sktodowska University.
Global Threads Launch An Online Magazine Covering Ohio’s Bhutanese and Nepali Refugees
WKSU | April 23, 2018
World Learning's Communities Connecting Heritage group, Global Threads shares how they're working to document traditions from Ohio’s resettled Bhutanese and Nepali refugees on WKSU.