What We Do
- WHERE WE WORK
Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 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
Candidates with exceedingly high degree of motivation to work with youth are encouraged to apply. These highly competitive and demanding positions require a significant amount of stamina, positivity, teamwork, flexibility, diplomacy, initiative, as well as extensive cross-cultural experience. Responsibilities of these multifaceted positions include teaching and facilitation, as well a great deal of behind-the-scenes support work. Responsibilities and tasks include the following:
Education and Facilitation
- Teach workshops on a wide range of topics including arts and leadership;
- Facilitate small-group discussions and dialogue groups;
- Co-lead teambuilding activities;
- Co-facilitate and participate in large-group simulations and role-plays;
- Speak with confidence and clarity in front of groups of 75 or more on a daily basis;
- Prepare workshops, simulations, and discussions in short amounts of time;
- Design new program components on the fly to accommodate student interests;
- Facilitate “Leaders of the Day” groups.
- Pay close attention to student needs, group dynamics, issues and problems;
- Monitor student health needs, and facilitate medical attention if required;
- Nurture and foster the development of positive, supportive relationships among the students;
- Live on campus, in the dorms or yurt with students, during Vermont program weeks, or at various program site locations in other locations;
- Maintain positive, harmonious, and healthy living conditions;
- Gather students into their own dorms 15 minutes before room check;
- Conduct room checks each evening;
- Ensure that all dorm and program rules are respected by all participants;
- Mediate and diffuse roommate and other participant disputes and tensions;
- Facilitate student’s timely arrival at activities.
Outdoor and Physical
- Spend significant time outside – in sun, rain, mud, storms, buggy areas, woods, rivers, etc;
- Instruct and supervise sports electives;
- Accompany students on all off-campus activities and community field trips;
- Leaders may be asked to swim in rivers, paddle a canoe, and kayak on flat water.
- Attend all program components as described in weekly staff schedules;
- Attend regular staff meetings;
- Do supply runs to the store at all hours of the day and night;
- Maintain timely and accurate petty cash accounting;
- Drive 8 or 12 passenger vans and pick-up trucks, and do airport runs;
- Take pictures with digital cameras, help manage photo storage, slideshows, etc.;
- Other duties, as assigned.