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Today is National Girls and   Day!  ⚽ 🌍 Through the Women’s Soccer Exchange Program, five leaders in women’s soccer, spo...
02/07/2024

Today is National Girls and Day! ⚽ 🌍 Through the Women’s Soccer Exchange Program, five leaders in women’s soccer, sports medicine, and sports entrepreneurship visited Amman, Jordan. While there, the participants shared their expertise with female athletes and their coaches to support the continued development of women’s sports in Jordan and its symbolic and practical impact on .

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | Sports Diplomacy - U.S. Department of State

02/06/2024

Throughout 2023, USAID’s QITABI developed and provided high-quality educational resources for primary public schools in , impacting thousands of teachers, students, and families.

Watch to learn more about the impact of !

USAID Lebanon

Apply now for the   program! Youth Ambassadors learn about social inclusion, entrepreneurship, and environmental protect...
02/05/2024

Apply now for the program! Youth Ambassadors learn about social inclusion, entrepreneurship, and environmental protection through experimental learning activities, mentorship, and community service.

Accepting international applicants from: 🇨🇦 🇧🇸 🇩🇴 🇧🇧 🇬🇾 🇯🇲 🇳🇮 🇵🇦 🇸🇷 🇹🇹

Apply by March 4, 2024 at: https://ow.ly/Vuec50QxYtG

Youth Ambassadors | Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

We are proud to welcome our   from Brazil!
02/05/2024

We are proud to welcome our from Brazil!

This week, World Learning staff met with Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Emilija Redžepi, and World Learning alumni, Anesa...
02/02/2024

This week, World Learning staff met with Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Emilija Redžepi, and World Learning alumni, Anesa Colakovic in Washington, DC. In the meeting, they discussed our shared commitment to supporting youth of all backgrounds, and implementing activities that are , youth designed, and to all.

Pictured (left to right):
Anesa Colakovic, Director of Culture, Youth and Sports for the North Mitrovica Municipality
Nermina Aliti, Chief Protocol
Emilija Redžepi, Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister
Carol Jenkins, World Learning CEO
Craig Geddes, Senior Director of Global Education at World Learning
Melissa Oppenheimer, Vice President of Global Programs at World Learning

Former   astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, visited New Zealand through the U.S. Spe...
02/01/2024

Former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, visited New Zealand through the U.S. Speaker Program. During her visit, Piper shared her personal journey of becoming an with students and space enthusiasts, and connected with innovative space organizations like Kea Aerospace, Dawn Aerospace, and Rocket Lab.

The U.S. Speaker Program sends experts from the United States abroad to engage and consult with key foreign audiences on a variety of technical topics.

Learn more about the U.S. Speaker Program at: https://ow.ly/LTH350Qw23x

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

01/31/2024

Join us for a virtual event that showcases examples of international collaboration and community impact, shared by alumni of U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange programs!

This session will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Visitors and Office of Alumni Affairs, as well as exchange alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) from Kenya, Italy, and Ukraine who participated in the 2021-2022 special initiative, “A Global Moment in Time: Photojournalists Document Challenges and Opportunities in the COVID Era."

IVLP is the premier professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State and World Learning collaborated on this event.

Register for the February 1 webinar at: https://ow.ly/OXp250Qsf4W

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | ExchangeAlumni

A big welcome to our   from Brazil! 🇧🇷 After a few days exploring Washington D.C., the Youth Ambassadors split into thei...
01/31/2024

A big welcome to our from Brazil! 🇧🇷 After a few days exploring Washington D.C., the Youth Ambassadors split into their host community groups to Tulsa, Pensacola, and Kalamazoo, where they learned about local community-building organizations.

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | Amigos de las Américas

“Our team believes that the involvement of young health care professionals is powerful in promoting awareness of the cli...
01/30/2024

“Our team believes that the involvement of young health care professionals is powerful in promoting awareness of the climate change crisis on health in the world as well in Cambodia.”

Indo-Pacific TIES participant, Sophanith Ung, researched the intersection of climate change and healthcare for their small grant project.

Read more at: https://ow.ly/p5eJ50QvE1K

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

Last week, World Learning   expert Karla Yoder and   expert Hadjer Neggaz spoke at USAID’s Positive Youth Development Sy...
01/29/2024

Last week, World Learning expert Karla Yoder and expert Hadjer Neggaz spoke at USAID’s Positive Youth Development Symposium! While there, Negazz spoke on the impact of World Learning Algeria's HSBC-funded 21FREE project, and Yoder discussed the importance of measuring program quality and outcomes.

Learn more about World Learning’s youth development work at: https://ow.ly/1XzI50QuuqM

USAID Education | YouthPower Learning | Youthlead

Thank you to our first sponsors of the World Learning Fund! We are grateful to KeyBank and The Richards Group for their ...
01/26/2024

Thank you to our first sponsors of the World Learning Fund! We are grateful to KeyBank and The Richards Group for their partnership and helping us support education, development, and exchange around the world.

Last call for   host institution applications! ⏰ The Global UGRAD Program is a semester-long, non-degree exchange progra...
01/25/2024

Last call for host institution applications! ⏰ The Global UGRAD Program is a semester-long, non-degree exchange program for young leaders from around the globe to learn about college life in the United States. Don’t miss your chance to enrich your campus community with cultural exchange.

Learn more ➡️ https://ow.ly/TApq50Qg7G8
Apply by January 31st ➡️ https://ow.ly/KY7P50Qg7EA

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

"This experience broadened my understanding of global educational needs, enriching my own work with fresh insight." – Dr...
01/24/2024

"This experience broadened my understanding of global educational needs, enriching my own work with fresh insight." – Dr. Roberto Swazo, and Professor at Indiana University Indianapolis

This , we celebrate the impact of our education programs around the world. Recently, Dr. Swazo shared his expertise in social emotional learning with staff at Oscar Ribas University in Angola.

Learn more about his experience at: https://ow.ly/Q7LA50QtIuU

The Fulbright Program

January 24 marks the International Day of Education, a UNESCO annual observance day dedicated to the power and need for education…

SHERR is excited to launch four Communities of Practice and Action (CoPAs)! These CoPAs provide a space to build communi...
01/23/2024

SHERR is excited to launch four Communities of Practice and Action (CoPAs)! These CoPAs provide a space to build community, share expertise, and create deliverables to increase the capacity of higher education institutions to engage with .

Learn more about each community resource group at the virtual launch event on January 31st at 1:00pm ET!

Learn more and register: https://ow.ly/gTYl50QsFOU

Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) builds the capacity of higher education institutions across the U.S. to support .

Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. | U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

Tune in to Vermont Edition on Vermont Public today at 12pm EST to hear from Tim Rivera of World Learning, and Mark Clark...
01/22/2024

Tune in to Vermont Edition on Vermont Public today at 12pm EST to hear from Tim Rivera of World Learning, and Mark Clark of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. on how benefits Vermont's communities and economy.

Listen in at: https://ow.ly/iLiH50QsHYw

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"Nearly 70,000 young people in Algeria, including girls, have developed essential 21st-century skills and competencies t...
01/18/2024

"Nearly 70,000 young people in Algeria, including girls, have developed essential 21st-century skills and competencies thanks to the efforts of World Learning, a non-profit organization that just marked 10 years of activity in the country."

In her op-ed for The Washington Informer, Bisa Williams, World Learning Trustee, former career diplomat, and Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, shares how World Learning Algeria is helping women develop cutting-edge, 21st-century skills.

Discover how World Learning is empowering young women in Algeria through STEM centers and promoting gender equality in the workplace.

Recently, cybersecurity expert Merike Kaeo traveled to Bahrain through the U.S. Speaker Program! While there, Kaeo gave ...
01/17/2024

Recently, cybersecurity expert Merike Kaeo traveled to Bahrain through the U.S. Speaker Program! While there, Kaeo gave the keynote address at the Arab International Cybersecurity Summit hosted by Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Center and Ministry of Interior.

Watch Kaeo’s interview with by Albilad Newspaper جريدة البلاد and Bahrain TV at: https://ow.ly/TAkT50Qrquq

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

“Using puppets makes it easier for children to express themselves. My students are eager to participate in activities wi...
01/16/2024

“Using puppets makes it easier for children to express themselves. My students are eager to participate in activities with the puppets as they love to talk and interact with them.” – Mrs. Zahabi, primary school teacher at Shakib Arslan Public School in Lebanon

USAID’s QITABI program equips public school teachers in Lebanon with the resources they need to implement social emotional learning activities. Social emotional learning is a process that helps students develop self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence, empowering them to understand and manage their emotions and build positive relationships as they grow and learn.

Learn more about World Learning’s approach to social emotional learning at: https://ow.ly/ikB050PMZ3u

USAID Lebanon

Today, we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and confront the ongoing challenges of discrimination and inequality in our societ...
01/15/2024

Today, we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and confront the ongoing challenges of discrimination and inequality in our societies. In the U.S., honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent Civil Rights leader whose dream of a more equitable society empowers us to break down walls of inequality and build a future where every voice is heard.

Learn more about how MLK Day became a holiday at: https://ow.ly/oXtA50QpHx4

Despite the national fervor inspired by his death it took 15 years of persistence by civil rights activists a holiday created in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be approved by the federal government and an additional 17 years for it to be recognized in all 50 states.

“The Global UGRAD Program was a distinct highlight in my life because it positioned me for success in a monumental way.”...
01/10/2024

“The Global UGRAD Program was a distinct highlight in my life because it positioned me for success in a monumental way.” - Sibonisiwe Ngubeni, Alum from Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

After completing her UGRAD semester in 2019, Ngubeni earned a degree in environmental science and health and is now making a global impact as the Zimbabwe Country Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service International Program! Her journey highlights the profound impact that can have on individuals and communities worldwide.

Read more about Ngubeni’s UGRAD experience at: https://ow.ly/XJIf50QgRwJ

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | Global UGRAD Program

Fueled by a passion for global engagement, Alumni TIES Birmingham participants Jodi Resch Brownell, Dr. María Montoya, a...
01/09/2024

Fueled by a passion for global engagement, Alumni TIES Birmingham participants Jodi Resch Brownell, Dr. María Montoya, and Dr. Paul Edleman used their small grant to launch COIL Rural CommuniTIES. This innovative project empowers k-16 students from rural communities to explore global affairs opportunities through school and work - helping students build essential skills like intercultural competence, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Read more at: https://ow.ly/iQrB50QoX3Z

This article is reposted from a previous article by authors Jodi Resch Brownell, Dr. María Montoya, and Dr. Paul Edleman

The New Vermonter Education Program (NVEP) provides temporary housing, English language, and cultural orientation progra...
01/09/2024

The New Vermonter Education Program (NVEP) provides temporary housing, English language, and cultural orientation programming for in southern Vermont. In partnership with the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, and the Tutorial Center in Bennington, Vermont, NVEP has supported refugees from Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Ukraine, and Yemen.

Jennifer C. Thomas, Howard University professor, The Fulbright Program specialist, and former CNN executive producer and...
01/08/2024

Jennifer C. Thomas, Howard University professor, The Fulbright Program specialist, and former CNN executive producer and journalism expert, recently visited Lithuania through the U.S. Speaker Program! While there, Professor Thomas participated in Romas Sakadolski's Journalism Forum and discussed the importance of countering .

Learn more about the program at: https://ow.ly/YboF50Qol3n

📣 Calling all U.S. colleges and universities! The Global UGRAD Program seeks universities to host young leaders from acr...
01/05/2024

📣 Calling all U.S. colleges and universities! The Global UGRAD Program seeks universities to host young leaders from across the globe for the 2024-2025 academic year. is a unique opportunity to welcome diverse perspectives and enrich your campus community.

Learn more ➡️ https://ow.ly/TApq50Qg7G8
Apply by January 31st ➡️ https://ow.ly/KY7P50Qg7EA

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

Recently,   held a held a seminar in Cairo, Egypt, that focused on the challenges women face in the fields of science, t...
01/04/2024

Recently, held a held a seminar in Cairo, Egypt, that focused on the challenges women face in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The seminar helped advance the White House’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality — which seeks to close the gender gap around the world — by coming up with potential solutions to the challenges and creating a collaborative regional network of women leaders and mentors.

Learn more about this Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES) at: https://ow.ly/V0Lb50QnMBH

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State | ExchangeAlumni

The Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES) held a recent seminar in Cairo, Egypt, that focused on the challenges women face…

Become a Digital Facilitator for The Experiment Digital! The Experiment Digital is a virtual exchange program that conne...
01/03/2024

Become a Digital Facilitator for The Experiment Digital!

The Experiment Digital is a virtual exchange program that connects high school students around the world using digital platforms. Facilitators help students interact with their peers through videos, chats, webinars, interactive lessons, and games.

Learn more and apply by January 31 at: https://ow.ly/HSM350QhCIM

We're proud that the   offers higher education institutions like Central Georgia Technical College the opportunity to in...
01/02/2024

We're proud that the offers higher education institutions like Central Georgia Technical College the opportunity to increase and diversify their study abroad programs!

Learn more about The Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program at: https://ow.ly/sGTt50Qn5fl

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

World Learning programs bring youth together in cultural exchanges to learn from each other, discuss ideas, problem solv...
01/02/2024

World Learning programs bring youth together in cultural exchanges to learn from each other, discuss ideas, problem solve, volunteer, and advocate for issues facing our world.

Read more about how our program participants are shaping communities and advocating for the issues they care about: https://ow.ly/ppXS50QfH9v

The annual report of World Learning Inc., an accredited academic institution and a global nonprofit operating through its three child organizations: The Experiment in International Living, School for International Training, and World Learning. Our mission is to create a more peaceful and just world....

12/29/2023

This year, World Learning managed 50 active exchange and development programs that span global education, people-to-people exchange, institutional strengthening, refugee resettlement, civic engagement, and youth workforce development!

Learn more about World Learning's at: https://ow.ly/hZqM50QfgLv

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