Our mission is to tell stories that change our future and world for the better.


our story


Students of the World is a 501c3 non-profit that supports a diverse community of storytellers to use their creativity as a force for good. Filmmakers, designers, photographers, journalists and creators of all kinds join Students of the World to find opportunities to tell stories that have an impact. We connect our community with avenues to tell stories that matter, and to be part of something that will shape their future and our world for the better. 

A note From Our Founder

"Students of the World has always been an organization driven by people with passion, compassion, and a vision for the world we want to live in. As Vincent Van Gogh once said, “I dream my painting and paint my dream;” and that is exactly what we have done at Students of the World over the past 15 years - both as an organization, and in the stories we tell."  

Read the full letter from Students of the World Founder, Courtney Spence. 


Leadership TEAM

 While Students of the World is a global community, our core team is based in San Francisco, California. 

Courtney Spence ,   Founder
Daniel Dozier,    Director
Courtney Irving   , Vice President

Courtney Irving, Vice President


Our partner: The CSpence Group


The CSpence Group is creative agency that launched in 2014. CSpence cultivates relationships between brands and the next generation of emerging creative leaders.

CSpence creates purpose-driven campaigns for brands and organizations, through the development of collaborative, high-impact experiences, content creation strategies, and film productions.  Learn more about how we partner with CSpence.