Our Impact

Our work transforms lives in more than 100 countries.

From the next generation of social innovators and entrepreneurs to civil society groups around the world, we focus on providing individuals and communities with the tools they need to tackle tomorrow's big challenges.

Connection by connection—from U.S. high school students experiencing a foreign culture for the first time to short-term exchanges designed for professionals to share ideas and best practices—we are building a more interconnected, just, and resilient world. Join us.


Our education programs encompass high school study abroad, higher education for undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world, and international development projects strengthening local education systems. Learn more about our approach to education.

SIT Graduate Institute video

SIT Graduate Institute video

SIT Graduate Intitute

SIT Graduate Institute, World Learning's institution of higher education, prepares students for international careers in sustainability, social justice, entrepreneurship, and more.


From assisting NGOs as they advocate for policy change, supporting health workers, or training teachers to employ innovative techniques in their classrooms, our approach to international development is sustainable, sensitive to local realities, and effective long after we have left the stage. Learn more about our work in professional training and global development.

Our development projects strengthen communities and enable people to pursue their dreams.

Global development video

Global development video

Global scale, global impact

With over 100 active programs, we help thousands of communities worldwide to address critical issues.


By sending thousands of current and future leaders to and from the United States each year, our exchange programs promote intercultural understanding and a more peaceful world. 

On our youth programs, young people from around the globe learn about leadership, current issues, and peacebuilding. In addition, our U.S.-based study abroad programs send high school and college students to some 50 countries each year.

Youth exchanges video

Youth exchanges video

Bridging cultures, transforming lives

World Learning's youth programs build understanding across cultures and help prepare the next generation of leaders.