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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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World Learning welcomes five new trustees
October 17, 2023
World Learning is pleased to announce the addition of five new board members to its board of trustees: Elana Aquinos, Brandolon Barnett, Spencer Boyer, Travis Feldler, and Sean Kirk.
Fall 2023 Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award winners announced
September 25, 2023
The U.S. Department of State in collaboration with World Learning announce the fall 2023 Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award winners.
Higher education participants sought for refugee resettlement needs assessment
June 13, 2023
Staff and faculty at U.S.-based colleges and universities are invited to participate in a needs assessment survey aimed at building the capacity of higher education institutions to support refugee resettlement.
U.S. Department of State awards grants to 34 U.S. colleges and universities to expand study abroad opportunities for American students
June 8, 2023
Thirty-four U.S. colleges and universities were awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants through the 2023 IDEAS program grant competition with the goal to bolster international student mobility, including the increase of American students studying abroad.
New program to mobilize higher education institutions to support refugee resettlement
May 2, 2023
World Learning and partners announce the launch of a three-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of State that aims at bringing U.S. colleges and universities more deeply into the refugee resettlement process.
World Learning will connect young people across regions with support from the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative
April 27, 2023
Young people in the United States, Middle East, and North Africa will engage with international peers through learning focused on STEM without having to leave their hometowns.
The 2022 Professional Fellows Congress Advances Good Governance, Economic Empowerment, and Civic Engagement
October 24, 2022
World Learning and the U.S. Department of State will host more than 150 business and community leaders (professional fellows) from 42 countries in Washington, DC, for the 2022 Professional Fellows Congress.
World Learning and Boeing Partnership Increases Career Opportunities for Youth
October 21, 2022
Since 2016, Boeing has supported World Learning’s Algiers STEM Center so youth across Algeria are able to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.
World Learning Welcomes Three New Board Members
October 18, 2022
World Learning is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members to its board of trustees: Dr. Mahesh Daas, Nicole Isaac, and Virgil Miller.
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.