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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 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.
World Learning Welcomes Confirmation of Samantha Power as USAID Administrator
May 7, 2021
World Learning congratulates Ambassador Samantha Power on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the next administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
A Message from the CEO of World Learning
April 20, 2021
World Learning affirms that Black Lives Matter, and that Black voices and experiences are critical to our work as an organization promoting intercultural connection and understanding.
World Learning and SIT Stand with the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
March 20, 2021
World Learning and School for International Training condemn racist and xenophobic anti-Asian rhetoric and violence and stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that have been harmed.
Reflections from the CEO of World Learning & the President of the School for International Training
January 9, 2021
We write today to share our thoughts as we continue to process what transpired in Washington, DC. The sight of an angry mob invading the United States Capitol building delaying the ratification of the nation’s election presented us with the “unthinkable.”
World Learning Welcomes Five New Board Members
October 8, 2020
World Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members and one returning member to its Board of Trustees: Rye Barcott, Jack Benson, Elizabeth Clay Roy, Aicha Cooper, and Roopali Phadke. The cohort brings diverse perspectives and rich experience in their respective fields, which include nonprofit leadership, marketing, international development, social justice, and climate resilience.
World Learning and SIT Announce Partnership with Diversity Abroad
June 9, 2020
World Learning and School for International training are proud to announce a new partnership with Diversity Abroad, to create positive systemic change in the institution. This process aims to ensure the organization is upholding its core values, especially social inclusion and diversity.
A Message from the CEO of World Learning and the President of the School for International Training
June 1, 2020
The past week of outrage and calls for change in the United States, framed by the months-long global pandemic and economic shut down is daunting. It is heart-breaking on a range of levels. For many of our colleagues around the globe, what is happening in cities across the United States is familiar in some ways, though rooted in unique sources of inequity and injustice.
The Experiment Digital Helps Students Learn Skills and Connect Across Cultures through Virtual Exchange
April 8, 2020
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.
How a Global Community Came Together During the Pandemic
April 7, 2020
In our immediate community and around the world, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has brought sweeping changes to our lives, and some weighty decisions, as we shelter in place and take measures to protect our families, loved ones and livelihoods.
A Letter from World Learning Inc. CEO Carol Jenkins
March 19, 2020
As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are facing unprecedented challenges. We in the World Learning Inc. family, which includes The Experiment in International Living, School for International Training (SIT), and the global development and exchange nonprofit World Learning, are closely tracking the situation so that we can respond quickly and effectively to rapidly changing conditions.
Coronavirus FAQ page
March 16, 2020
World Learning, Inc., and its family of programs – including School for International Training (SIT) and The Experiment in International Living The Experiment) – are committed to prompt communications with all stakeholders impacted by the spread of COVID-19. Our teams and programs have been in close and frequent contact with students, parents, advisors, partner institutions, and others to inform them of changes necessitated by this situation. We will continue to use and operationalize all resources at our disposal in our efforts to keep our constituents safe.
World Learning, SIT Announce Safety Measures in Response to COVID-19
March 13, 2020
School for International Training and its parent organization, World Learning, Inc., have announced safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including quickly bringing SIT students home from study abroad and implementing a staff work-from-home policy.
A statement from World Learning, Inc., regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19
February 27, 2020
As a global organization with students, staff, faculty, and partners worldwide, World Learning, Inc. – which includes School for International Training and The Experiment – extends our deepest concern for the countries and people experiencing the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We also offer support for and profound thanks to our colleagues on the ground in affected locations worldwide. As we have been since January, when news of this new virus first emerged, we are monitoring this situation around the clock and from multiple perspectives and platforms. We have modified programs most closely impacted by this situation and we are standing by to make additional changes and modifications as necessary.
World Learning Inc. Global Advisory Council Expands to Include Industry Leaders
January 14, 2020
World Learning Inc.’s Global Advisory Council is pleased to announce the recent addition of four new members, each bringing unique experience in a wide range of fields including foreign affairs, finance, journalism, and alumni relations. The new members are Fayezul Choudhry, Kathy Edersheim, Rick Ruth, and Shannon Service.
Communities Connecting Heritage Program Launches Third Year of Exchanges
November 18, 2019
Following two years of fruitful exchanges through the Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) program, World Learning is pleased to announce the six new cultural heritage projects that will receive funding in its third 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.
SIT Ranked Top Institution for English Language Fellows Program
November 7, 2019
The U.S. Department of State has recognized School for International Training with the English Language Fellow Top Producing Institution Award, which celebrates SIT’s position as the institution that has prepared the largest number of TESOL professionals to become Fellows.
USAID Selects World Learning to Support Systems Strengthening for All Public Primary Schools in Lebanon
September 30, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded World Learning the $90 million Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement 2 (QITABI 2) project in Lebanon. The goal of QITABI 2 is to improve the reading, writing, and social and emotional learning skills of girls and boys in public primary schools throughout the country. The project aims to support more than 300,000 girls and boys, including Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon.