When we look around the world—from Canada to Colombia, Botswana to Belgium, India to Italy—we see countries that have made progress in addressing the same kinds of challenges we face in the United States.
By looking beyond our borders to learn how our peers abroad are improving health and well-being, we can uncover valuable lessons, build relationships, inspire action, and find new ways to improve policies, programs, and systems.
That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is exploring different ways to learn with communities around the world.
For several years, the Foundation has led, supported, and participated in a variety of global learning activities, including global study tours.
This issue brief:
- explores how global study tours can add value to your learning strategy;
- offers ideas and insights to consider when organizing study tours; and
- addresses how foundations and other philanthropic organizations might deepen their support for these global learning methods—as well as the impacts they produce.