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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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Building relationships across cultures is vital to creating a more peaceful and just world. When people from diverse cultures and backgrounds know and understand one another—and gain the skills they need to contribute as citizens and leaders—they form the global partnerships that undergird global security, economic stability, and tolerance.
World Learning offers dozens of exchange programs each year, empowering people from more than 150 countries at all points in their careers and academic lives. Our professional exchanges include networking opportunities with U.S. and international counterparts, site visits, and industry and community discussions; our academic exchanges place international students in U.S. colleges and universities to strengthen their leadership and career skills; and our youth programs teach young people about leadership, current affairs, and peacebuilding. These exchanges promote tolerance, empathy, and respect, as well as foster a deeper understanding of U.S. values and culture.
Building on our decades of experience, World Learning also creates custom professional exchanges designed to help participants build their global networks and gain knowledge to succeed on an international level. We work with professional associations to develop an agenda that addresses their needs, ensuring that the exchange is relevant to their members’ professional development.
Read on to see how we incorporate the five signature elements of World Learning’s approach to change into our People-to-People Exchange programming or check out our Theory of Change for an even more detailed look at what sets us apart.