I love Thanksgiving. Although every new day brings us reasons to celebrate, in the U.S., the fourth Thursday of November is specially marked to reflect on all the things that make life so good. What are you thankful for, Global UGRAD? Here are some ideas to get you started:
As for me, I’m thankful for Global UGRAD. After nearly five years on the program, I am saying goodbye, but not before expressing my immense gratitude toward everyone who has been a part of this journey with me. Thank you to the U.S. Embassy and Fulbright Commission staff abroad and to U.S. host institution administration who keep this program moving.
And to all of you students… where do I begin?
I took this job because I knew I wanted to work with international students, but I had no idea it would help me understand the world in a much more clear, and in a much more good, way. Global UGRADs teach me things I can’t learn in books, you help me see your countries through your lenses, you show me the beauty of connecting across cultures, and you show me a future fueled by your good ideas and your kindness to others. I’m moving on to a new job where I still get to work with college students, because you all have me absolutely hooked. Thanks for bringing me into your worlds and being a part of mine.
Cheers from Global UGRAD’s biggest fan, and in every language, thank you & goodbye,
Written by Global UGRAD Program Officer Roya Zahed