ReImagine Leadership - Impact Report

Welcome to World Learning Inc.'s 2017 Impact Report, celebrating our 85th anniversary. I am honored to write to you as World Learning Inc.'s interim CEO, as Donald Steinberg transitions to his new senior advisor role. I want to express my gratitude for his years of service to this organization and its mission, and look forward to working closely with him in the months ahead.

This summer, our flagship program, The Experiment in International Living, continued to provide high school students with meaningful, immersive study abroad opportunities, by sending 504 students to 25 countries. These inspiring young people spent their summer breaks building vital intercultural and leadership skills and developing cross-cultural friendships. Next summer, The Experiment will continue expanding its portfolio with three new programs in two new countries, and will introduce inbound exchanges to the United States.

The School for International Training also continues to evolve. This spring, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Sophia Howlett as our new president. Under her leadership, the school is preparing to launch new SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad programs focused on critical issues including climate change, digital and social innovation, and youth leadership.

We are also looking to the future of our Global Development & Exchange programs with our Vision Toward 2020, which aims to expand and strengthen our reputation as a leader in programs seeking local pluralistic solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. We’re working toward diversifying our funding sources, and this year, we implemented innovative programs dedicated to virtual exchange, girls’ STEAM education, and democratic leadership.

Though the world is facing many challenges, the results I have seen from our programs demonstrate that there is still so much to be hopeful about. I am fortunate to lead an organization full of such dedicated and hard-working staff members, who are truly passionate about improving their communities and the world. I hope with this report’s stories, photographs, and impact data you will see that together, we can continue to make this world a better place.

 

Carol Jenkins
Interim CEO, World Learning Inc.

ReImagine Experience
THE EXPERIMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVING

369 Total homestay days

25 countries visited by 34 Programs

497 Homestay families in summer 2017

$2,000,000 Scholarships provided by The Experiment & it's partners

70,000 Alumni over 85 years

ReImagine The Classroom
SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING

SIT STUDY ABROAD

SIT GRADUATE INSTITUTE

$1.5M In financial aid awarded

88% of students received scholarships

SIT GRADUATE INSTITUTE

Where students travel

$1.8M Scholarships & Grants awarded

3.51 Average GPA

ReImagine Community
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT & EXCHANGE

92 Active programs in 32 countries

$90.9M Annual Revenue FY2016

150+ Countries Represented

400+ Staff in 15 different country offices

556 Institutions strengthened

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