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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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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.
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).