World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 100 countries. We envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. Our mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs.
World Learning's senior staff represents all sectors of the organization through adminstrative offices in Vermont and Washington, DC. Meet our senior staff.
World Learning's board includes alumni of our many programs, as well as parents, staff, and friends of the organization. Meet our board members.
Our Global Advisory Council supports the World Learning mission of empowering a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, inclusion and responsive institutions. It brings together leaders from the fields of development, education, government, civil society, business, foundations, and international organizations from more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Meet the Council members.
Founded in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living, the organization that would later become World Learning was inspired by Dr. Donald Watt’s simple idea to improve understanding across cultures and nations by sending U.S. students abroad to expand their worldviews. Read more about our history.
As part of our commitment to financial transparency and accountability, we provide the public with both federal 990 tax forms and audited financial statements. See our financial documents.