World Learning and SIT at NAFSA

World Learning and SIT at NAFSA

World Learning and SIT are excited to be attending the NAFSA annual conference taking place in Washington, DC from Monday, May 27th to Friday, May 31st. World Learning staff and SIT alumni and faculty will be presenting, attending, and hosting a booth during the four-day conference. We hope to connect with as many of our colleagues in international education as …

Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Self-Care

Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Self-Care

As the academic year is coming to a close, this semester’s Global UGRAD participants are diligently working on their final papers and exams. In order to manage moments of high stress and other challenges that accompany being away from home, it is important to know how to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Through the program’s Online Professional …

Alumni Gathering: Cambodia

Alumni Gathering: Cambodia

We all know that when Global UGRAD alumni from the same cohort gather together in their home country after returning from the U.S., it is absolutely fun. Yet, when two cohorts meet, that is even more amazing. The Global UGRAD alumni in Cambodia from cohorts 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 met together for a dinner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The alumni of …

Exploring America: Trip to the Canyons

Exploring America: Trip to the Canyons

Six international students from Ukraine, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, South Korea, and Pakistan decided to go on an absolutely wonderful adventure. It was a spontaneous decision and it took us 20 minutes to determine our itinerary, which included six National Parks: Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley,  and the Arches. It was an extremely intense four day …

Alumni Update: Enkhchimeg Nergui, Mongolia

Alumni Update: Enkhchimeg Nergui, Mongolia

Hello everyone! My name is Chimgee (Enkhchimeg) Nergui and I am a current Fulbright Student Program scholarship recipient working towards a Masters of Tourism Management at Colorado State University. I was born and raised in the eastern countryside of Mongolia and moved to the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, in 2009 to pursue my higher education. Growing up as a countryside girl, …

Meet our New Teammate, Ellie Kiger

Meet our New Teammate, Ellie Kiger

Ellie Kiger joins the Global UGRAD team as a Program Associate for the East Asia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia regions. She just relocated from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC to join World Learning. Her background is in education, spending the past three years at a nonprofit developing youth programs that encouraged global citizenship, literacy, and environmental stewardship. Ellie has …

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Moe Maung Maung, Burma, East Tennessee State University: One of my goals for applying to the Global UGRAD Program was that I wanted to re-start something I stopped doing – drawing.  Due to some conditions, I had put aside drawing for many days, months, and years. However, I have been drawing again for one and a half months at ETSU. …

From Where I Stand 2019 Part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

From Where I Stand 2019 Part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

One of our favorite sayings is “Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD.” Even when the U.S. portion of the Global UGRAD experience is over, alumni are always a part of this big and talented family. The lessons learned and knowledge gained during the exchange live on as alumni share their stories and dedicate efforts to shine brightly in their home …