Word Learning

The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is a community of practice and advocacy coalition of leading U.S.- based youth and community development organizations.

World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. For 80 years, World Learning has envisioned a just world driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. To achieve this goal, they provide education, exchange, and development programs that empower people and strengthen institutions.

World Learning believes that the current generation of youth is motivated to work collectively and creatively toward positive change that will shape the future. Thousands of these youth participate in World Learning programs each year, acquiring new leadership skills, community-building tools, and cross-cultural understanding—qualities that are essential to leading social change in today’s interconnected world. World Learning’s program areas include:



  • The Experiment in International Living offers three- to five-week summer programs that immerse high school students in other cultures and languages throughout the world. 
  • SIT Study Abroad provides undergraduates academically-rich, semester, summer, and academic year programs with opportunities for field research and International Honors Program comparative study. 
  • SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused, full-time and low-residency master’s degrees, as well as certificate and professional development programs.



  • Youth Programs provide leadership, global issues, and peacebuilding training for youth from around the globe. 
  • Professional and Academic Programs bring emerging leaders from 140 countries annually to the US for academic, professional, and cultural exchanges. 
  • Development
  • International Development Programs prepare communities worldwide to address critical issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, marginalization, the global education crisis, and the need for government accountability. 



Carol Jenkins, Executive Vice President, International Development and Exchange Programs

1015 15th Street, NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-2065 USA

Phone: 202 408-5420

Email: info@worldlearning.org