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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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KeyBank, World Learning and SIT Partner to Strengthen Financial Literacy for Refugees
August 29, 2022
KeyBank awarded a grant to World Learning for the program Pathway to Financial Literacy, a new initiative under World Learning’s New Vermonter Education Program (NVEP). This critical support will expand NVEP’s curriculum offerings and help World Learning ensure the long-term success of the program, one that is quickly becoming a national model for refugee resettlement.
World Learning Event Celebrates 90-year History
June 24, 2022
World Learning, a global organization that advances peace through education, development, and exchange, celebrated its 90th anniversary on June 23 with a reception at the downtown museum Planet Word.
Fantinis Honored for Decades of Service to World Learning and SIT
May 21, 2022
Alvino and Beatriz Fantini were honored for their decades of service to World Learning and SIT.
World Learning and Boeing Celebrate a Six-year Partnership Supporting STEM Education
April 26, 2022
Since April 2016, World Learning and Boeing have partnered to improve access to the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through World Learning’s Algiers STEM Center.
World Learning Statement on the Passing of Madeleine Albright
March 24, 2022
World Learning is saddened to hear of the passing of Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.
World Learning Builds on 90 Years of Intercultural Education and Programs
March 4, 2022
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 and Porticus Partner to Strengthen Coping Skills for Children
February 28, 2022
World Learning and Porticus launched a new project to provide social and emotional support to children in Lebanon.
A Statement in Solidarity with Ukraine from the CEO of World Learning and the President of SIT
February 24, 2022
World Learning and School for International Training are deeply saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine against acts of force and violence.
World Learning Joins National Coalition to Help Resettle Refugees
January 25, 2022
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.
HSBC and World Learning Launch Project to Support Financial Literacy and Employment in Algeria
January 19, 2022
World Learning and HSBC have partnered to launch a new project in Algeria to teach youth personal financial management and job skills.
ECDC Partners with World Learning to Temporarily House and Serve Refugees in Southern Vermont
January 13, 2022
The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) has joined with World Learning and School for International Training (SIT) in an innovative partnership to welcome and resettle up to 100 Afghan evacuees in southern Vermont through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program.
World Learning Welcomes New DEI Leader
January 12, 2022
World Learning Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer Wagaye Johannes.
A Message of Gratitude to Senator Patrick Leahy
November 15, 2021
On behalf of World Learning and School for International Training, we would like to thank U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy for nearly a half-century of distinguished service to Vermont, the nation, and the world.
World Learning Selected for Administration of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
November 10, 2021
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 Welcomes Four New Board Members
October 20, 2021
World Learning is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of trustees.
Authentic Connection, Real Impact: The Experiment Expands Intercultural Exchange Offerings with Accredited Programs and Internships
October 13, 2021
The Experiment is pleased to announce the expansion of its intercultural exchange programs for high school students with new accredited programs and internships through the School for International Training (SIT), now showcased in a more vibrant and user-friendly website.
World Learning to Implement U.S. Department of State Program to Expand Study Abroad at U.S. Colleges and Universities
September 30, 2021
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.
World Learning and U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Launch STEM-Focused Virtual Exchange Program for U.S. and Saudi Youth
August 23, 2021
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.
World Learning Welcomes Sarah Ingersoll, Granddaughter of Founder, to its Board of Trustees
July 19, 2021
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.
A Message from the CEO of World Learning and the President of SIT on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death
May 25, 2021
Today marks one year since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. His death prompted a wave of protests across the United States and around the world calling for a reckoning with this country’s history and the continuing impacts of racism and systemic oppression. On this solemn anniversary, we want to reaffirm that Black Lives Matter, and that Black voices and experiences are critical to our work as an organization promoting intercultural connection and understanding. We also want to reaffirm our commitment to doing the hard work of confronting our biases in ourselves, our organization, and communities.