Welcoming the Spring 2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

Welcoming the Spring 2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

World Learning is excited to welcome the Spring 2023 Global UGRAD cohort to the United States! As the second half of the 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Program year cohort, 159 new participants began arriving just after the start of the new year. Global UGRAD participants not only demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to service but also come from a …

From one cohort to the next: Advice from alumni for new UGRADs

From one cohort to the next: Advice from alumni for new UGRADs

The new year ushers in a new group of UGRAD students, arriving at various universities around the United States for the spring semester. Who better to give advice to the new arrivals than those who just completed their program weeks ago? Money and financial planning were common themes throughout the advice from recent alumni. Langelihle Moyo, an alumnus from Zimbabwe …

Host Partner Feature: Utah Tech University

Host Partner Feature: Utah Tech University

World Learning is excited to spotlight Utah Tech University this month. Utah Tech provides a high level of support to Global UGRAD students each semester, making for some very memorable experiences! Shadman Bashir, Director of the International Office, shares his insights and memories with us. How long have you been working at Utah Tech? What is your role?    I …

Alumni Spotlight: Kosovo

Alumni Spotlight: Kosovo

My name is Sofije Zenuni and I am from Kosovo. I studied international business at Iliria College in Kosovo and I graduated in June 2020. I’m lucky to call myself an alumna of Global UGRAD 2020 at Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. When I first applied for this scholarship, I had no doubt that there were better candidates who deserved …

End of Program Workshop

End of Program Workshop

For many Global UGRAD alumni, the End of Program Workshop hosted in Washington, DC is one of the highlights of their Global UGRAD program. For the first time in three years, World Learning was able to host the workshop in person! Students arrived in Washington, DC on November 12 and began with a dinner featuring two student speakers, Lucy Khama Kalindekafe …

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

Greetings from Thailand! Hi, I’m Bunthicha Larlarb, a graduate student in Associated Medical Science with a degree in medical technology from Chiang Mai University (CMU). Currently, I work as a medical technologist. When I look back on my Global UGRAD journey, I still can’t believe that I made it and became a Global UGRAD alumna. I had been applying to …

Host Partner Feature: University of Montevallo

Host Partner Feature: University of Montevallo

This month, World Learning is proud to feature the University of Montevallo. Dr. Eric Ford Travis, PhD, serves as the Assistant Professor of Management in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business and Coordinator of NSE, International Affairs and International Education. He shared some insights into the international student experience on campus.   How long have you been working at University of …

End of Program Workshop: Photo Contest

End of Program Workshop: Photo Contest

Last month, Global UGRADs from host campuses around the country gathered in Washington, DC for the first End of Program Workshop in three years. The workshop primarily focused on professional and leadership development, as well as team building. However, at the core of the workshop was an emphasis on cultivating a sense of community among these international exchange students. As …