Who We Are

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.


Senior Staff

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.


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.

Financial Information

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.


How can I help?

Our global impact depends on you. Your gift will touch lives in dozens of countries thanks to World Learning's decades of experience and extensive local networks on the ground.

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