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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 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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Former Experimenter Susan Schwartz is still seeing the results of the cross-cultural connections she made in 1966
Students in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program design projects from providing medical care for IDPs to launching an art festival to help children heal
Inspired by a virtual exchange with Iraqi youth, Turner Payne launched a project that is shattering stereotypes
World Learning's Malawi Scholarship Program is improving healthcare, building leaders, and saving lives by training healthcare workers to provide better services in public health, nutrition, and reproductive health and family planning.
The Experiment Digital is currently accepting applications for its summer 2020 program, which offers U.S. high school students the chance to engage with peers from across the country and around the Middle East and North Africa region, without ever leaving home. This eight-week summer virtual experience is free for participants and prepares them to be more civically engaged and lead change.
This summer, The Experiment in International Living will launch a new program for high school students on LGBTQ+ and gender issues in the Netherlands. The ground-breaking program will provide an immersive experience while building an understanding of how the Dutch approach issues of gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ+ rights.
The KeyBank Foundation has pledged $30,000 to establish a new scholarship for Vermont-area participants in The Experiment in International Living. Beginning in 2018, The KeyBank Vermont Scholarship will provide financial support for three to five students who are active members of their school community and express a deep interest in global affairs to ensure more students from Vermont have the benefit of a study abroad experience.
World Learning is pleased to announce the launch of The Quincy STEM Career & College Exploration Program, a new virtual exchange that will bring together 50 U.S. and 100 Saudi high school students to learn about youth leadership and develop soft skills relevant to college exploration and career development in STEM fields.
This year in honor of World Learning's 90th anniversary, we will highlight the interconnection between World Learning’s three branches, which all aim to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world through education, development, and exchange.
World Learning is pleased to announce our membership in the Welcome Coalition, a group of nearly 150 nonprofit organizations helping to resettle Afghan newcomers in the United States.
World Learning has been awarded funding to administer the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
World Learning is pleased to announce their selection by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), through an open grants process, to implement the Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.
The U.S. Department of State has selected World Learning to implement a program supporting U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) as they develop and expand their capacity to administer study abroad programs for Americans. 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.
World Learning is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of trustees.
World Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ingersoll to its Board of Trustees. Ingersoll is the granddaughter of the organization’s founder, Donald Watt, and the daughter of Phyllis Watt Ingersoll, who was an active leader and trustee for decades.