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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Exchange, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. We envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. Our mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, development, and exchange programs.

Results: Over the course of our history, more than 100,000 young people have been through one of World Learning’s educational or exchange programs. Our alumni, such as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, and the late Peace Corps Founder Sargent Shriver have gone on to become leading voices in international development, peacebuilding, and human rights. In 2011, The White House recognized The Experiment in International Living for its contributions to intercultural understanding. Our international development team has been endorsed by the United States Agency for International Development through 55 projects in 30 countries.

Target demographics: emerging young leaders

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 3,000 young people

Geographic areas served: more than 60 countries

Programs: The Experiment in International Living, SIT Study Abroad, SIT Graduate Institute, and International Development and Exchange Programs

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jimmy A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great non profit organization that moves resources and creates networks based on mutual understanding among countries through people to people interactions. I feel proud to be granted with an scholarship from this organization. The experience empowered me to continue working for my country, El Salvador, and expanded my knowledge of the world. It helped to meet people from around the world and it gave me the tools I need to pursue a career and achieve my goals.