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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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Building Mutual Respect and Understanding Through the WEAmericas Program
WOC Journal | August 16, 2016
IVLP participants of the WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs swapped stories of struggle and reinvention over dinner at the Mandana Barn.
Highlighting Accessibility to Sports with IVLP
Global Ties U.S. | August 12, 2016
IVLP participants from Kazakhstan highlighted the importance of accessibility to sports on their visit to the Olympic Training Center headquarters.
Iraqi students learn to give back at Food Bank
Tulsa's Channel 8 | August 4, 2016
About a dozen students from Iraq visited the Community Food Bank in Tulsa on Thursday, learning about how communities work together to give back.
Kimberly Abbott On Her Career in Journalism and Communications
Women in Foreign Policy | July 28, 2016
Kimberly Abbott, World Learning's vice president of communications and marketing, discusses her career in journalism and international NGO communications, and what she's learned along the way.
Jóvenes en Acción Students Discuss Discrimination in Florida
WUWF 88.1 | July 27, 2016
A group of Mexcian high school students on the Jóvenes en Acción exchange program visited Pensacola, Florida, where they examined issues of gender, ethnic, and social discrimination.
After Terror in France and Unrest in Turkey, Schools Grapple With Whether to Send Students Abroad
The Atlantic | July 20, 2016
There’s rising extremism, but there’s also “this amazing connectivity that is allowing for great innovation and great creativity in the world."
IYLEP Proves America’s Real Currency is Foreign Exchange
AL.com | July 13, 2016
Program associate for World Learning's Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, Aaron Brazelton explains how our immersive exchange programs are an opportunity for finding common ground-even in times of tragedy.
IYLEPers Represent the Youth of Today at Fourth of July Celebration
Brattleboro Reformer | July 4, 2016
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program participants represented "the youth of today" as they celebrated at Brattleboro's 43rd annual Independence Day parade.
Teaching Leadership & Empowerment through Hip Hop
Flip the Media | June 24, 2016
Seattle-based dance instructor Alexis Ramirez teaches girls leadership, empowerment, and social justice through hip-hop dance.
How Digitization is Helping At-Risk Youth in Latin America
World Economic Forum | June 14, 2016
How our partnership with Cisco and USAID is helped at-risk youth in Mexico become a force for change in the global economy.
Experimenter Gayle Quisenberry Defied Convention and Paved the Way for Future Female Leaders
TIME | June 14, 2016
Gayle Quisenberry shrugged off social norms and headed to Lagos, Nigeria as part of The Experiment in International Living in the 1960's.
Mongolia to Delaware with Global UGRAD
University of Delaware | June 14, 2016
Khaliunaa Naranbayar from Mongolia spent a semester at the University of Delaware as the school's first Global Undergraduate Exchange Program student.
A Young Kosovar Video Gamer is Designing Games That Build Empathy for Those Caught in Conflicts
Kosovo 2.0 | May 30, 2016
Agnesa Belegu, a participant of World Learning's Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program from Kosovo is building a video game that will help others understand the reality of civilians caught in violent conflicts.
Get Paid and Stay Engaged In Retirement
AARP | May 11, 2016
Gary Nees, a retired Chief Financial Officer, has spent the last two summers in Mexico and Spain working as a youth leader with The Experiment in International Living.
The Experiment in International Living Featured by Key West with Jenna
Key West with Jenna | May 11, 2016
The host of Key West with Jenna interviews The Experiment in International Living's Director of Admissions Heather Beard and a participant headed to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this summer.
Training for Pakistan Participant to Return Home with a PhD from the University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas | May 9, 2016
A participant of our Training for Pakistan Project, Sajid Ali Yousuf Zai will return home this month with a doctorate from the University of Arkansas and a long list of publications about his research that will assist other education scholars.
Youth Ambassador Can’t Wait To Practice Her Spanish in Argentina and Chile
The Examiner | April 23, 2016
High school student, Kylea Roberts looks forward to practicing her Spanish in Argentina and Chile on our Youth Ambassadors Program.
Keys Student Heads to South Africa With The Experiment
KeysNet | April 13, 2016
Florida Keys student, Gavin Willis is headed to South Africa with the Experiment in International Living's Leadership Institute this Summer.
Innovators Changing the South
Southern Living | April 1, 2016
World Learning's Aaron Brazelton founded The Serbia Fellowship Experience, which acts as a mediator between students in Serbia and their counterparts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with the aim of helping young people learn the value of experiencing new cultural experiences.
Student’s Kosovo Project Reflects Social Gaming Trend
Orlando Sentinel | April 1, 2016
Agnesa Belegu, a participant of World Learning's Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program from Kosovo is learning how to build a video game that will help spread empathy for her homeland.