First Impressions and New Experiences

First Impressions and New Experiences

As the spring semester unfolds, World Learning is thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort of Global UGRAD students to campuses across the country. Each semester, Global UGRADs from all corners of the globe embark on a transformative journey to pursue their academic aspirations in the United States. For many Global UGRADs, the first impressions of their host university and community …

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

One month into their exchange program, Global UGRAD participants are hard at work setting ambitious goals to make the most of their semester. Now that they have familiarized themselves with campus and settled into life in the United States, they have begun to think about the events, activities, or objectives they hope to accomplish before they depart in May. As …

Alumni Spotlight: Mozambique

Alumni Spotlight: Mozambique

In this month’s alumni spotlight, World Learning is thrilled to highlight the remarkable efforts of three Global UGRAD alumni from Mozambique who are joining forces to establish an organization dedicated to promoting climate literacy within their homeland. Xana Maunze, a Global UGRAD participant from the 2017-2018 cohort who studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, embarked on her journey toward sustainability during …

Host Partner Feature: Boise State University

Host Partner Feature: Boise State University

This month, World Learning is excited to highlight long-time host partner Boise State University. Boise State hosted three Global UGRAD students in the Fall 2023 semester and is home to three more UGRADs this spring. Tim Randall, Coordinator for International Student Services, shared with World Learning how Boise State supports international students and helps Global UGRAD students find meaningful connections in …

What’s in Your Bag?

What’s in Your Bag?

As snow descends on much of the United States, the majority of the spring 2024 Global UGRAD students are busy unpacking their bags and settling into campus life for the semester, while others are finishing penultimate preparations in their home countries before their departure later this month. Equally important to all the new experiences each student will have in the …

Advice from Alumni

Advice from Alumni

The new year ushers in the arrival of new Global UGRAD participants for the spring semester. Participants consider so many important things as they begin their program, from scheduling classes to budgeting money to managing time. Who better to share advice on navigating this transition than Global UGRAD alumni? Minh Thu Nguyen | Vietnam | Northern Michigan University | Fall …

Alumni Spotlight: A Global UGRAD Mini-Reunion

Alumni Spotlight: A Global UGRAD Mini-Reunion

In the spirit of fostering lifelong connections and celebrating the diverse achievements of Global UGRAD alumni, Michelle Cerén (El Salvador), Sophia Pylypyuk (Ukraine), and Abdessadeq Ourkiya (Morocco), recently embarked on a reunion that transcended borders and cultures. All three were Global UGRAD participants at Marymount University in the Fall 2016 semester. In this collaborative article, they share about their experience …

Host Partner Feature: Nazareth University

Host Partner Feature: Nazareth University

This month, World Learning is excited to feature Nazareth University which has two Global UGRAD students attending this semester. Laura Barnard, Assistant Director of the Center for International Education, was kind enough to answer some questions about herself and the university: How long have you been working at Nazareth University and what is your role?  I’ve been at Nazareth University …

End of Program Workshop: Fall 2023

End of Program Workshop: Fall 2023

World Learning hosted the fall 2023 Global UGRAD End of Program Workshop from November 8 to 11 in Washington, D.C. The event saw 145 Global UGRAD students from 51 countries participate in an event that is not only the highlight of the semester but also a uniquely UGRAD experience. Workshop sessions began on Thursday, November 9. Following insightful opening remarks …

End of Program: Photo Contest Winners

End of Program: Photo Contest Winners

In the weeks leading up to this fall’s End of Program Workshop, Global UGRAD participants submitted photos to the UGRAD Photo Contest that culminated at the workshop in Washington, D.C. Participants could submit one photo for each of the following five categories: American Experiences, Fall Fun, Sharing Culture, School Spirit, and Community Service. Submissions had to be photos participants had …