Learning in the World

Experiential education for global citizenship

Learning in the World is Andover's office of global and intercultural programming. The 2022-2023 offerings are now available. Where do you see yourself in world?

About Learning in the World

Learning in the World was founded in 2014 under the Tang Institute and led by Carmen Muñoz, a 2014-15 Tang Institute Fellow and instructor in Spanish. The office has been under the direction of Mark Cutler, also a Spanish instructor, since 2020. At that time, LITW became a separate entity from Tang and in 2022 the LITW Task Force and Advisory Board wrote the following vision and mission statements:

LITW opportunities abound throughout the school year and are made more accessible with the support of financial assistance, connections with the academic and co-curricular program, and student-centered design. We encourage all students to take advantage of as many LITW experiences as they can during their Andover careers.

Vision

To ignite curiosity and inspire globally minded action—anywhere in the world.

Mission

Learning in the World prepares young people for engaged global citizenship through intercultural, place-based, and world-facing experiential learning opportunities. Our offerings immerse students in their learning anywhere in the world—abroad, in the US, nearby, on campus, and virtually—and challenge them to see themselves, humanity, and the natural environment from diverse perspectives. Thus, our students cultivate a deeper sense of empathy for others and acquire knowledge and skills that help them take action toward a more sustainable, just, and equitable world.