2018 IMPACT REPORT
Welcome to our 2018 Impact Report. This year, I was honored to be named CEO of World Learning Inc. I’m excited to lead this amazing organization, which is dedicated to building a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world. My vision is One World Learning, building on the strength of all our programs to maximize our impact and make the world better today and for generations to come.
Our work, grounded in our experiential approach to learning, helps people become the best version of themselves. By offering opportunities for people to learn about and experience the world and develop their skills, confidence, and understanding, we create leaders who effect positive change in their communities and around the world. As both an accredited academic institution and an international nongovernmental organization (NGO), we offer the best of theory and practice to individuals and institutions in 162 countries. We are guided by our core values of integrity, respect, innovation, engagement, and life-long learning.
World Learning’s development and exchange programs remain dedicated to supporting individuals and institutions as they address the world’s most pressing problems — from conflict to inequity — across all 93 of its global programs. In 2018, World Learning led the development community to move beyond diversity and toward a more radical inclusivity with the launch of the Transforming Agency, Access, and Power (TAAP) initiative.
Under the leadership of Dr. Sophia Howlett, the School for International Training (SIT) continues to be a leader in global education, with inclusion, social justice, and reciprocity among its values. This year SIT Graduate Institute launched a new global master’s degree format in which students research climate change or humanitarian assistance while living in countries directly impacted by those critical issues. SIT Study Abroad also expanded, now sending undergraduate students across all seven continents.
And, as they have for more than 85 years, The Experiment in International Living’s immersive programs allow high school students to explore the world in authentic and impactful ways, while developing enduring friendships through cultural experiences and homestays. In 2018, The Experiment offered 30 programs in 23 countries around the world, including a new U.S.-based program focused on human rights and college discovery.
I hope you will discover, in the pages to follow, how World Learning Inc. creates leaders and changemakers to make this world more sustainable, peaceful, and just.
I invite you to join us on this journey.
Carol Jenkins, CEO, World Learning Inc.
"WORLD LEARNING INC. HAS HELPED GLOBAL CITIZENS FROM MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES TELL THEIR STORIES."
PROGRAMS BY BRANDS
"When people work together, they can SOLVE the world’s most pressing problems."
"At SIT the world comes into the classroom and the classroom goes out into the world."
"This was the craziest, most important, most valuable thing I’ve ever done in my life. I understand the way life should be lived: simply, modestly, and to the fullest."
"From this experience, I’ll be leaving with new goals and aspirations."
GOING BEYOND A SINGLE STORY, BY EMMA
The Experiment Leadership Institute
How a summer with The Experiment helped one high school student gain new perspectives on a complex world.
TEACHING KIDS TO CODE IN IRAQI REFUGEE CAMP
Kids Can Code
World Learning is teaching technology and basic English skills in Iraq’s Arbat refugee camp through an innovative new partnership.