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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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Publication Date: June 9, 2020
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger | [email protected]
World Learning and School for International Training (SIT) have entered into 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 justice. Diversity Abroad is the leading professional consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, and for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusive good practices that increase access, achieve equitable diversity, and foster inclusive excellence in global education.
Beginning in July, Diversity Abroad will work with World Learning and SIT to develop a strategic approach to increase participation, provide end-to-end inclusive support, and support the academic and professional success of underrepresented students and participants who take part in its education abroad and exchange programs. To best support staff and faculty and serve students and participants, the institution’s internal processes, policies, and operations also align with its values. Under this initiative, Diversity Abroad will work within the following areas:
Strategy and Communications
- Staffing, Hiring, and Retention
- Strategy and Leadership
- Communication and Partnerships
- Organizational Operations
- Professional Development and Training
- Assessment and Evaluation
Academics and Student / Participant Success
- Curricular and Co-curricular activities
- Advising and Student / Participant Support
The process will work across the institution and include interviews, focus groups, and other means to solicit input, understand the organization, and provide a roadmap for change. This is an important journey World Learning and SIT must take in order to ensure the organization is living up to its ideals and fulfilling its mission of creating a more peaceful and just world.
World Learning Inc. is a thriving global organization made up of The Experiment in International Living, the nation’s most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students; School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master’s degrees through SIT Graduate Institute; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization.