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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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Communities Connecting Heritage Program Kicks Off Its Second Year
September 4, 2018
After the Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) exchange program’s successful first year, World Learning is pleased to announce the five new cultural heritage projects that will receive funding in its second cycle. CCH, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning, empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of underserved communities around the world.
World Learning Wins Four Gold Telly Awards
June 6, 2018
Four World Learning videos have earned prestigious Gold prizes in the 39th annual Telly Awards. The Gold Telly award premiered this year as the competition’s new highest prize and was only given to the top three percent of winning entries.
World Learning Wins Four Communicator Awards
May 23, 2018
Four World Learning videos have earned Awards of Distinction in the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ 24th Annual Communicator Awards. It is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals, receiving entries from across the U.S. and around the world.
Carol Jenkins Named President and CEO of World Learning Inc.
February 20, 2018
World Learning Inc. announced today that its Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Carol Jenkins as President and CEO of the organization after having served in the interim role since October 2017.
World Learning Receives MoneyGram Foundation Grant to Add 15,000 Books to Pakistani School Libraries
January 8, 2018
World Learning’s USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project has received $50,000 from The MoneyGram Foundation to provide 15,000 books to 100 government schools as part of the project’s efforts to build the reading skills of more than 1.3 million children across the country.
The KeyBank Foundation Partners with The Experiment in International Living on Vermont Scholarship Program
January 2, 2018
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.
Statement by World Learning CEO Donald Steinberg on Charlottesville
August 14, 2017
World Learning is committed to empowering global citizens to build peace, social justice and inclusive societies. The tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend is a sobering reminder that our work is far from done, and that our global development, exchange and educational programs to strengthen cross-cultural communications and understanding have never been more important.
The “Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition” Congratulates Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment
August 14, 2017
The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition, which World Learning is a member of, applauds the appointment of Michelle Bekkering as the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
New Projects Celebrate Cultural Heritage Through Exchanges
August 7, 2017
World Learning and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the selection of six new cultural heritage projects to receive funding as part of its Communities Connecting HeritageSM exchange program (CCH). CCH, a State Department initiative administered by World Learning, empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of at-risk communities around the world.
World Learning Welcomes Confirmation of Mark Green as USAID Administrator
August 7, 2017
World Learning congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The organization also applauds the Senate for its bipartisan support throughout Green’s swift confirmation process.
World Learning Welcomes Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to Lead USAID
May 16, 2017
World Learning welcomes the nomination of Ambassador Mark Green as the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Solar Panels to be Installed on SIT Campus
May 5, 2017
The School for International Training has received a $100,000 grant from Windham Regional Commission to install a campus-based solar energy system that will also pioneer new research, strengthen community ties, and enhance curriculum at SIT Graduate Institute.
Immigration Executive Order Entangles Exchange Programs
January 30, 2017
On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning people from seven Middle-East countries from entering the United States. The 90-day suspension of U.S. visa issuance for these Muslim-majority countries impacts educational and cultural exchange programs, thereby hindering efforts to support our national security through people-to-people diplomacy. The Order authorizes the secretaries of State and Homeland Security to make exceptions when they deem it in the national interest.
World Learning to Implement STEAM Camp for Girls in Malawi
January 17, 2017
World Learning will implement the 2017 Women in Science Girls STEAM Camp in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, UN Foundation’s Girl Up Initiative, Intel Corporation, Google, and KGaA Darmstadt. The camp will bring about 100 high school girls from across Africa and the United States together in Malawi to explore STEAM fields and access mentorship opportunities and leadership training.
World Learning Awarded Fulbright Specialist Program
November 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning have entered into a cooperative agreement to administer the Fulbright Specialist Program, which is a component of the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as short-term experts at academic and other institutions abroad.
World Learning Announces 2016 Advancing Leaders Fellows
October 18, 2016
World Learning has awarded six talented alumni with the 2016 Advancing Leadership Fellowship, which funds social entrepreneurship projects around the globe. The organization will recognize the fellows with a reception in their honor on November 3 at the Rubin Museum in New York City.
World Learning Launches Project in Support of Mongolia’s Young, Emerging Leaders
September 22, 2016
World Learning officially launched the Leaders Advancing Democracy-Mongolia Project, which supports the country's next generation of democratic leaders, with an event in Ulaanbaatar.
World Learning Wins Five Telly Awards
August 2, 2016
Five World Learning videos have earned prestigious Silver and Bronze prizes in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Carla Lineback Named Director of Alumni Engagement
July 13, 2016
World Learning is proud to announce Carla Lineback has been named director of alumni engagement. She most recently served as associate dean for academic affairs for the School for International Training. Carla has a strong connection to the organization as her family has been involved with World Learning/SIT for more than 60 years.
On the Passing of Elie Wiesel
July 5, 2016
World Learning joins the world in mourning the loss of Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust and dedicated the rest of his life to giving voice to the voiceless and defending human rights.