Two years ago, I heard about Global UGRAD for the first time. I didn’t apply – too far from home, too much money needed, too difficult. A year later, I got enough support from friends and teachers and ventured. Now I am a finalist of the Global UGRAD Exchange program and share my experience with other students of my university.
I am from Moldova. My country is about the same size as Belgium or a little larger than the state of Maryland. Schooling in another country usually seems like something unattainable. So this time, I took the lead and shared my experience of applying for the Global UGRAD scholarship.
Almost 30 students from Comrat State University attended this event that took place at the English Club in the American Resource Center. We talked about the application process, struggles I faced while applying, and few tips and tricks that could be useful for students. Many students showed a notable interest in the program. They asked about conditions of participation, opportunities, and cultural differences. To fully consider all questions, it was necessary to schedule another meeting.
Pictured below: Alevtina presenting on her Global UGRAD application experience
Written by Alevtina Mahotchina, 2018-19 Global UGRAD student from Moldova at the University of Missouri – Columbia