Publication Date: March 24, 2022
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Abby Henson   |   [email protected]

World Learning is saddened to hear of the passing of Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.

Albright first served as Clinton’s chief delegate to the United Nations. Prior, she was a counselor to President Jimmy Carter and a foreign policy adviser to multiple presidential candidates. Throughout her career, she was a steadfast advocate for the global interests of the United States and was seen by many as a trailblazer for women’s rights.

In 2013, World Learning awarded Albright its Distinguished Global Citizen Achievement Award for her service in international diplomacy and her work addressing critical global challenges. Aligned with World Learning’s belief in the power of education to create a more peaceful and just world, Albright dedicated herself to teaching in her post-State career, continuing to invest in future diplomats and leaders.

We send our thoughts to the Albright family at this time.

World Learning is a global organization made up of School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master’s degrees, certificate programs, and a doctorate through its SIT Graduate InstituteThe Experiment in International Living, the nation’s most experienced provider of intercultural exchange programs abroad and virtual for high school students; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization. The organization is now in its 90th year delivering international education, cultural exchanges, and sustainable development. For more information, visit