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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 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.
New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Plans to Implement Sexual Health and Well-being Camps for Girls in Uganda
May 13, 2015
World Learning congratulates Annie Weber, 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.
World Learning Strengthens its Commitment to Reducing its Carbon Footprint
May 13, 2015
The World Learning Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to strengthen its commitment to reducing the impact of climate change, which disproportionately affects the communities where World Learning works and strives to create a more peaceful and just world. The Board reaffirmed its belief that global climate change is a critical global issue by committing to five new initiatives.
World Learning President Donald Steinberg Receives Global Impact Award
May 4, 2015
World Learning President and CEO Donald Steinberg was recognized last week by Futures Without Violence with their 2015 Global Impact Award for his work as an advocate for the rights of women and girls and to reduce gender-based violence globally.
World Learning Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator
April 30, 2015
World Learning congratulates Gayle Smith on her nomination by President Barack Obama to head the United States Agency for International Development.
President Obama’s Visit to Jamaica: An Opportunity for Youth Civic Engagement
April 9, 2015
President Obama’s visit to Jamaica during April 8–9, 2015 marks a crucial event. Not only is this the first presidential trip to Jamaica since 1982, but with the visit comes the opportunity for the nation to discuss the ways in which youth civic engagement can be an enabler for political, social and economic participation, as well as to examine current opportunities and challenges for youth development.
New Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow Plans to Create Clean Energy From Waste
February 18, 2015
World Learning congratulates Charlotte Munson, 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.
Daniel Cantor Yalowitz Named Vice Provost and Dean of SIT Graduate Institute
January 16, 2015
SIT Graduate Institute is proud to announce that Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D., has been appointed vice provost of graduate education and dean of SIT Graduate Institute. He previously served as dean of SIT Graduate Institute’s Vermont Campus.
SIT Graduate Institute Welcomes Visiting Scholar Chen Jianrong
January 16, 2015
SIT Graduate Institute’s Vermont campus is pleased to welcome Chen Jianrong from Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, as visiting scholar of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from February 2015 through January 2016.
Deborah Robinson Appointed Academic Director of SIT Graduate Institute Washington, DC Center
January 16, 2015
SIT Graduate Institute is proud to announce Deborah Robinson, Ph.D., has been appointed academic director for the Washington, DC Center.
The Experiment in International Living Launches Netherlands Program on LGBTQ+ Issues
January 14, 2015
This summer, The Experiment in International Living will launch a new program for high school students on LGBTQ+ and gender issues in the Netherlands. The ground-breaking program will provide an immersive experience while building an understanding of how the Dutch approach issues of gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ+ rights.
World Learning Announces Social Innovation Fellows
April 4, 2014
World Learning awarded the second Advancing Leaders Fellowship to five young social innovators on April 3. The event, held at the Centre for Social Innovation, drew approximately 150 people and featured guest speaker Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative and founder of the Taproot Foundation.