Learning together to
transform the world


JWL provides equitable high quality tertiary learning to people and communities at the margins of societies - be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so all can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world.


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How can higher education make a difference in this world? How did Jesuit Worldwide Learning come to be? What does it take to make higher education at the margins a reality?

What struck us even more was how incredible it was that through access to higher education – and in this case online learning – that the voice of these students could now also be heard in the world. They were now able to influence the thinking of others as well as the education programme influencing them.

– Dr Mary McFarland, first Jesuit Worldwide Learning International Director, TedX Georgetown, 2013

The importance of higher education - our students' perspective

After I finished this course [Diploma in Liberal Studies], I had become more accepting and open-minded. I believe this course enabled me to respect and appreciate our differences. Our differences are what make us beautiful.

– Fowza, Amman, Jordan

We must aspire to do more. To be more. We must see ourselves as part of a whole - a note in an orchestra, a heartbeat within an ever complex organism. And ask yourself: How are you using the little that you know to make a difference in the community you live in? How are you serving others? Think different. Be bold. And believe. 

– Mohammad, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya





We need to rebuild our society. It’s not just about buildings. We need to enhance ourselves – to educate – and I think I can help people to learn more, to be open to other cultures, to other societies’ traditions. This is the way we can rebuild our community.

– Noor, Bartella, Iraq



University Partners

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Eichstätt, Germany

Comillas University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Creighton University

Omaha, USA

CUEA, Catholic University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenia

Georgetown University

Washington DC, USA

Gonzaga University

Spokane, USA

Hekima University College

Nairobi, Kenya

INEA - Agricultural engineering school

Valladolid, Spain


Barcelona, Spain

Loyola Idiomas

Sevilla, Spain

Munich School of Philosophy

Munich, Germany

Regis University

Denver, USA

Salt Lake City Community College

Utah, USA

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

St. Joseph's College Bangalore

Bangalore, India

The Newman Institute University College

Uppsala, Sweden

XIM University

Bhubaneswar, India

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