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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, 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.
World Learning Receives Grant from the Stevens Initiative to Connect Students in the U.S., Middle East, and North Africa through Virtual Exchange
April 24, 2019
Today, the Stevens Initiative announced funding for The Experiment Digital and the NextGen Coders Network implemented by World Learning. They are two of six programs selected through an international competition to fund virtual exchange programs in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A Statement on the Passing of Alan Carter
February 19, 2019
World Learning Inc. was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Carter, who spent nearly 20 years with the organization and served in multiple senior leadership positions, including acting president and chief operating officer.
A Statement from World Learning Inc. on the Passing of Senator Harris Wofford
January 24, 2019
The World Learning family was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Sen. Harris Wofford, a longtime friend of the organization. The world has lost a champion for civil rights, social justice, and intercultural understanding.
World Learning Organizes Youth Summit 2.0 in Algeria
December 10, 2018
World Learning Algeria organized the Youth Employment Summit 2.0 in Algiers, a two-day conference that will unite leading employers and government officials with representatives from public and private educational institutions, vocational training centers, private schools, and civil society organizations to explore career centers as a solution to modern employment challenges.
World Learning to Implement U.S. Department of State Program to Expand Study Abroad at U.S. Higher Education Institutions
November 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of State has selected World Learning to implement a program supporting U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) as they develop and expand their capacity to administer study abroad programs for Americans. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government.
Communities Connecting Heritage Program Kicks Off Its Second Year
September 4, 2018
After the Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) exchange program’s successful first year, World Learning is pleased to announce the five new cultural heritage projects that will receive funding in its second 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.
World Learning Wins Four Gold Telly Awards
June 6, 2018
Four World Learning videos have earned prestigious Gold prizes in the 39th annual Telly Awards. The Gold Telly award premiered this year as the competition’s new highest prize and was only given to the top three percent of winning entries.
World Learning Wins Four Communicator Awards
May 23, 2018
Four World Learning videos have earned Awards of Distinction in the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ 24th Annual Communicator Awards. It is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals, receiving entries from across the U.S. and around the world.
Carol Jenkins Named President and CEO of World Learning Inc.
February 20, 2018
World Learning Inc. announced today that its Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Carol Jenkins as President and CEO of the organization after having served in the interim role since October 2017.
World Learning Receives MoneyGram Foundation Grant to Add 15,000 Books to Pakistani School Libraries
January 8, 2018
World Learning’s USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project has received $50,000 from The MoneyGram Foundation to provide 15,000 books to 100 government schools as part of the project’s efforts to build the reading skills of more than 1.3 million children across the country.
The KeyBank Foundation Partners with The Experiment in International Living on Vermont Scholarship Program
January 2, 2018
The KeyBank Foundation has pledged $30,000 to establish a new scholarship for Vermont-area participants in The Experiment in International Living. Beginning in 2018, The KeyBank Vermont Scholarship will provide financial support for three to five students who are active members of their school community and express a deep interest in global affairs to ensure more students from Vermont have the benefit of a study abroad experience.
Statement by World Learning CEO Donald Steinberg on Charlottesville
August 14, 2017
World Learning is committed to empowering global citizens to build peace, social justice and inclusive societies. The tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend is a sobering reminder that our work is far from done, and that our global development, exchange and educational programs to strengthen cross-cultural communications and understanding have never been more important.
The “Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition” Congratulates Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment
August 14, 2017
The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition, which World Learning is a member of, applauds the appointment of Michelle Bekkering as the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
New Projects Celebrate Cultural Heritage Through Exchanges
August 7, 2017
World Learning and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the selection of six new cultural heritage projects to receive funding as part of its Communities Connecting HeritageSM exchange program (CCH). CCH, a State Department initiative administered by World Learning, empowers youth to protect the cultural heritage of at-risk communities around the world.