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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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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.
An Experimenter Visits Syrian Refugees
Channel One News | March 20, 2016
Last summer, Noah Kravitz and a group of other Experimenters glimpsed firsthand the life of Syrian refugees in Jordan. In this Channel One News report, Noah shares the impact of his visit to a refugee camp.
A STAR Activist Still Shines Bright
Kosovo 2.0 | March 16, 2016
An alumna of World Learning's Strategies, Training, Advocacy, and Resources Network has dedicated her life to protecting human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
How Technology Aids in Refugee Education
Devex | March 14, 2016
Rebecca Spotts, deputy director of education at World Learning weighs in on how technology should be utilized in refugee education.
UGRAD Exchange Students Made Journey to MMU for Spring 2016
Mount Mercy University | March 11, 2016
Mount Mercy University welcomed three Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) students to campus for Spring 2016.
Why STEM Needs Girls
Council on Foreign Relations | March 10, 2016
Training women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math is essential for the future of Egypt and the world, writes Carol Jenkins.
Experimenter Wins Airbnb Open Stories Contest
Airbnb | March 3, 2016
In 1968, Stephen Barefoot traveled to India with The Experiment in International Living. Today, he carries on the same tradition of cultural exchange and understanding as an Airbnb host.
UGRAD Students Give Girl Scouts Cultural Lesson
Mankato Free Press | February 21, 2016
Participants of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program shared information about their countries and cultures with local Girl Scouts on World Thinking Day.
The Legislative Fellowship Experience
Pakistan- U.S. Alumni Network | January 8, 2016
Laila Rubab Jaskani recounts her experience as a Legislative Fellow in the U.S.
World Learning Alumna Taking on Boko Haram in Nigeria
Al Jazeera | December 17, 2015
Hafsat Mohammed, an alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program, is working to counter extremist narratives in Nigeria through interfaith dialogue and women's advocacy initiatives.
Education means stability, Carol Jenkins says at World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Reading Eagle | December 15, 2015
In a world plagued with terrorism that prompts reactions of anger and fear, Carol Jenkins took the high road and stressed the importance of education to help ensure global stability.
Not Everyone Needs to Win a Nobel Prize
The Foreign Service Journal | December 11, 2015
World Learning Program Officer Marilyn Saks-McMillion writes about the impact she's seen the International Visitor Leadership Program have on participants, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman.
Expanding Horizons through Academic Exchange
Fairfax County Times | November 24, 2015
Saryal Saeed from Pakistan reflects on his experiences in the United States living with a host family, attending high school, and learning about local culture, through the State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program.
Sai Aung Thein on VOA
VOA | November 24, 2015
Sai Aung Thein, iPACE Advocacy and Training Advisor joins Voice of America in Washington, DC, to discuss the program and the elections in Myanmar (in Burmese).
The Tortoise Revolution
The Huffington Post | November 11, 2015
World Learning's Senior Writer/Editor, Rose Foran describes the slow, but steady progression towards a more democratized Myanmar.
Fear and Rumor in Myanmar
U.S. News and World Report | November 6, 2015
The people of Myanmar are facing not-so-subtle threats ahead of Sunday's elections.