• 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.

  • World Learning and USAID Launch New Program to Support Democratic Development in Mongolia

    June 14, 2016

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded World Learning a new $2.5 million Mongolian Young Leaders Program. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the program during his June 5 visit to Ulaanbaatar. It supports U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s initiative to help build the country’s next generation of democratic leaders.

  • Statement on the Ecuador earthquake

    April 25, 2016

    We at World Learning were deeply saddened by this month’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador. We are grateful and relieved to report that all students, staff and partners of our SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living programs are unhurt and safe. Our thoughts remain with the many victims and their families.

  • World Learning Launches the STEAM Program in Algeria

    April 4, 2016

    On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, The Boeing Company, DOW Chemical, Anadarko Petroleum and World Learning will gather with select guests to inaugurate the Algiers STEAM Resource and Training Center—the first of its kind in Algeria.

  • World Learning to Receive Grant from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative to Administer Virtual Exchange Between High School Youth in Iraq and the United States

    April 4, 2016

    The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative today announced the award of a two-year grant to World Learning, one of 10 new projects funded through a national competition to use virtual exchange to increase cross-cultural understanding and equip young people to participate in a global economy.

  • World Learning Hosts 2016 International Women of Courage

    March 29, 2016

    World Learning is proud to host the 2016 International Women of Courage as part of an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The group of 14 extraordinary women received their awards from Secretary of State John Kerry in a ceremony at the State Department on March 29.

  • On the Passing of Ambassador John Reinhardt

    February 29, 2016

    We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ambassador John Reinhardt, who served as head of the U.S. Information Agency and was an Experiment in International Living trustee.

  • World Learning Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

    January 22, 2016

    World Learning today announced staff changes for several members of its senior leadership team, which will help position the organization for greater growth and impact. Bethaney LaClair was named chief of staff, Rachel Henry will advance to vice president of operations, and Tom Navin will become the vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement.

  • On the Passing of Former Experiment in International Living President Alfredo Perez

    January 12, 2016

    World Learning was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the organization’s former president and CEO Alfredo Perez.

  • Carol Jenkins Named President of World Learning

    January 12, 2016

    World Learning has named Carol Jenkins as president of World Learning’s global development and exchange programs, overseeing a portfolio with development operations in 22 countries and professional, academic and youth exchanges with more than 140 countries.

  • On the Passing of Sandy Berger

    December 3, 2015

    We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sandy Berger, former national security advisor to President Bill Clinton. Our hearts go out to his wife, Susan, and his children.

  • World Learning Welcomes Confirmation of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

    December 1, 2015

    World Learning warmly congratulates Gayle E. Smith on her confirmation by the United States Senate as the seventeenth administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • John Lucas to Step Down as SIT Provost

    November 18, 2015

    World Learning announced that John Lucas will step down as provost of the School for International Training (SIT) at the end of the year to become the next president and CEO of International Student Exchange Program, in Virginia.

  • New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow to Address Women’s and Girls’ Health and Education in India

    November 3, 2015

    World Learning and its School for International Training (SIT) congratulates Divya Bhatia, the newest recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, which returns alumni of its undergraduate study abroad programs to their host countries to conduct human rights projects.

  • Major International Development Organizations Recommit to Advancing Democracy Worldwide

    August 31, 2015

    Leaders of The Asia Foundation, The Carter Center, Democracy International, Freedom House, IREX, and World Learning met in Washington today to discuss their enhanced cooperation in programs worldwide to advance democratic elections and political transitions.

  • SIT Graduate Institute Honors Washington, DC Center Class of 2015

    August 24, 2015

    World Learning congratulates SIT Graduate Institute's Washington, DC Center class of 2015, a group of leaders ready to put their knowledge and skills in sustainable development into practice to create positive change at home and abroad.

  • SIT Study Abroad and Spelman College Host Summit on Improving Access to Study Abroad for HBCU Students

    June 5, 2015

    SIT Study Abroad and Spelman College will host a summit focused on expanding access to high-impact study abroad opportunities for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities on June 9. The first-of-its-kind event will include representatives from the White House Initiative on HBCUs, the U.S. Department of State, HBCUs and major foundations.

  • World Learning’s Global Advisory Council Expands to Include Leading Change Agents

    May 29, 2015

    World Learning’s Global Advisory Council is pleased to announce the recent additions of three leading innovators bringing unique experiences in global education and development to the work of the organization: Alex Arriaga, Jeanne Bourgault, and Abby Falik.

  • SIT Graduate Institute Honors Class of 2015

    May 27, 2015

    World Learning congratulates SIT Graduate Institute’s class of 2015, a group of exceptional individuals poised to use their skills and passion to make positive contributions to communities around the world.