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 …

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 …

Hispanic Heritage Month

Across the U.S., many Global UGRADs took part in various events, celebrations, and exhibitions for Hispanic Heritage Month. Elian Gonzalez is a student from Panama at Keuka College who shared about his participation in one of the panel discussions on campus: “During this week we had a lot of activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The most outstanding thing was a panel …

Partner Feature: Carroll College

Partner Feature: Carroll College

We are excited to highlight one of our host university partners, Carroll College, this month! In this feature, you’ll learn more about Shannon Ackeret, Carroll’s Director of Global Education, as well as some of the opportunities and programs available to international students at Carroll College, located in Helena, Montana. Shannon Ackeret, Director of Global Education, at Carroll College How long …

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Hi all, I’m Leonard Mushunje, a Fall 2021 Global UGRAD student from Zimbabwe. I recently graduated from Midlands State University with a distinction in Mathematics and Statistics. When I was selected as a Global UGRAD finalist and was placed at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, I had mixed feelings. On reflection, being a Global UGRAD student was one of …

What’s in the Bags? Incoming UGRADers and What They Are Bringing

As the end of summer draws near, the Fall 2022 cohort of Global UGRADs has already begun to arrive in the U.S. With over 100 students in the program this semester, this means they collectively have well over 100 bags, so today we’re going to learn a little bit about what they will be bringing with them! Even with limited …

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

This month we are pleased to highlight our host partner, Central Washington University (CWU)! Rachel Gordon, International Partnerships Manager for the Office of International Studies & Programs at CWU, introduces herself and shares more about the exciting opportunities and programs available to international students at CWU.   How long have you been working at CWU? What is your role? I …

Virtual End-of-Program Workshop & Take the Stage!

Virtual End-of-Program Workshop & Take the Stage!

This month, World Learning held its virtual End-of-Program Workshop for current Global UGRAD participants. Global UGRAD participants joined from across the United States to participate in daily sessions hosted primarily by facilitator Si Norton, as well as Tim Rivera (Senior Advisor for Innovation and Strategy at World Learning). Topics ranged from diversity, equity, and inclusion to action planning and community …

Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Hello, this is Michael Mbulelo Ncube from Zimbabwe. I was a Global UGRAD student in the fall of 2019, and I studied at Georgia College and State University. Ever since I got back home, I’ve hit the ground running. From my time in the U.S., I was incredibly inspired by the infrastructural development of the U.S. public education system, particularly …