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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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U.K.-U.S. Youth Dialogue Program
DURATION: 06/01/2009 - 12/31/2017
FUNDER: Hummer Tuttle Foundation
CONTACT: [email protected]
The U.S.-U.K. Youth Dialogue Program brought high school students from London to the U.S. to learn about leadership, global issues, and community service.
After serving as U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., Robert Tuttle was inspired to create a cross-cultural and diverse educational experience in the U.S. for youth from London. The Hummer Tuttle Foundation, established by the ambassador and his wife, Maria Hummer, partnered with London-based Windsor Fellowship and World Learning to carry out the two-week summer exchange program. Participants first spent a week at World Learning’s School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, doing intensive dialogue work, teambuilding, learning about global issues, and exploring the state. During the second week of the program, students traveled to Chicago to live with U.S. host families, visit local organizations, complete service projects, and design their own community project to implement when they returned home to London.
- Promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.K. and U.S.
- Provide youth from London opportunities to learn about and experience U.S. culture.
- Prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities.