Sporting Events & School Spirit

Sporting Events & School Spirit

Global UGRAD participants across the country are exceptionally busy taking in all of the Fall festivities in their local communities and campuses. With football and homecoming season in full swing, many UGRADs are experiencing these quintessential U.S. college events for the first time and sparing no energy in displaying their school pride.   “Tailgate is a big deal here and …

Host Partner Feature: University of Alaska – Anchorage

Host Partner Feature: University of Alaska – Anchorage

The University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) is hosting our Global UGRAD students for the second time, and we are proud to feature them this month. Gökhan Karahan works directly with our Global UGRAD students and shares his perspective on the international student experience. How long have you been working at the University of Alaska – Anchorage? What is your role? …

Halloween

Halloween

Many UGRADs experienced their first Halloween this year in the United States. Several students dressed up in costumes, attended parties and participated in Halloween-related activities. Elian Gonzalez, a student from Panama studying at Keuka College in Upstate New York, thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. “It was wonderful to celebrate Halloween for the first time in the USA,” Gonzalez said. “I shared …

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

As part of their program requirements, Global UGRADs complete at least 20 hours of community service. While at first, this might seem like another requirement to complete, this often ends up being the highlight and most meaningful part of the program for many of the participants. Below are several highlights from community service events that current UGRADs have completed so …

Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Hello UGRADs! My name is Temuulen Enkhbat from Mongolia. It has been exactly eight months since my exchange studies at Ball State University finished in December 2021. This experience was one of the most impactful events in my life in three ways. It gave me the reassurance of my passion, reflection on my journey, and the opportunity to explore diversity. …