World Learning Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating World Learning, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The World Learning data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 3,000 individuals.


World Learning is a non-governmental organization that specializes in global development, education and exchange programs. The organization was founded in 1932 with the launch of “The Experiment in International Living,” an exchange program for American students to experience new cultures and expand their worldview. In 1964, World Learning established the School for International Training (SIT), offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs and internationally focused master’s degrees. Today, World Learning non-profit global development and exchange arm oversees 92 programs with participants from 162 countries.2 Headquartered in Washington, DC, World Learning has an additional location in Brattleboro, Vermont.


In June 2023, World Learning discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, World Learning determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information between April 20, 2023, and June 6, 2023. In November 2023, World Learning began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from World Learning:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the World Learning data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by World Learning Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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