What We Do
- WHERE WE WORK
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.
- Get Involved
The On-Demand Youth Leadership Program (ODYLP) is a unique program created to serve the emerging needs of U.S. embassies around the world.
The program supports high school youth and adult educators’ participation in intensive, substantive three-week exchanges in the United States, as well as follow-on programming in the home countries of the international participants. Youth and adult participants hail from countries around the world and the U.S. This is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Exchange activities introduce participants to a comprehensive survey of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, among other themes. Youth and educators participate in workshops, conduct community service activities, meet with community leaders, live with American host families, hold discussion groups, and make the most of opportunities for learning and substantive interaction with each other.
See below for more information, including how to apply.
- Promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries;
- Prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; and
- Foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.
Previous Programs Include:
- ODYLP with Burma (2012)*
- Youth Leadership Peace Program (2012)*
- ODYLP with Libya, Egypt and Tunisia (2012)*
- The Christopher Stevens Youth Network Leadership Exchange (2013)*
- Youth Ambassadors Program with Ecuador and Colombia (2013)
- ODYLP with Sicily (2014)
- ODYLP with China (2014)*
- ODYLP with Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador (2014)*
- ODYLP with New Zealand & Australia (2014)*
- ODYLP with Azerbaijan (2015)
- ODYLP with Russia (2015)
- ODYLP with Algeria (2015)*
- ODYLP with Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova (2016)*
- ODYLP for Our Ocean with China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand (2016)*
- ODYLP with Italy (2016)
- ODYLP with Mongolia (2016)
- ODYLP with Indonesia (2017)
- ODYLP with Azerbaijan and Georgia (2017)
- ODYLP with the Baltics (2018)
- ODYLP with Italy, Slovenia, and Spain (August 2018)