Community Service: Rukhshona Sharipova

Community Service: Rukhshona Sharipova

I spent my Global UGRAD exchange semester at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Due to my strong interest in migration, global development, and humanitarian assistance, I volunteered for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program as a community mentor and English language tutor for a refugee family from Africa. By working for the Immigration and Refugee Program, I …

Global UGRAD in the News

The Global UGRAD participants continue to amaze us with their extraordinary participation at their host universities. Over the course of this semester, many students’ campus participation has been highlighted through articles published by their host institutions. Continue reading below to view articles featuring Global UGRAD students, clicking on the individual links to be connected to the original article. Beshoy Ewida …

New Horizons: Making Art and Exploring U.S. History

New Horizons: Making Art and Exploring U.S. History

As we wrap up the semester, Global UGRAD students reflect on their experiences exploring new subjects! Khin Oo, Burma, Iowa Wesleyan University Even though my major is Business, I have been very interested in art since I was little. I also had a dream of studying art abroad. The Global UGRAD Program finally fulfilled this dream. At Iowa Wesleyan University, …

Celebrating Diwali

Celebrating Diwali

Pooja Das, India, St. Ambrose University Last month I celebrated Diwali, a very important Hindu festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm by many around the world. I had a wonderful Diwali at St. Ambrose University with my friends, including my Global UGRAD friends! We all dressed in our traditional clothes and had dinner together. Additionally, I was invited by a …

Fall 2018 Site Visits

Fall 2018 Site Visits

The World Learning staff have been busy traveling coast to coast visiting current Global UGRAD students and university partners. Continue reading below to hear about their visits. Thank you to the universities and students for hosting us! Himani Reddy at Indiana State University and INTERLINK Himani visited Indiana State University (ISU) and INTERLINK—both first-time Global UGRAD partners located in Terre Haute, …

Celebrating Autumn

Celebrating Autumn

I welcomed this fall through two joyous celebrations. Last month, I went to Chinatown in New York City. I was surprised by those old-fashioned Chinese style buildings as it felt like home. Since the Mid-Autumn festival was coming up, many shopkeepers were selling mooncakes of all different flavors. I bought a big Chinese date-flavored mooncake. In the afternoon, I ate …

Inclusion on Campus

Inclusion on Campus

To be an effective leader, it is important to challenge one’s assumptions of others and create spaces where traditionally silenced groups are given an opportunity to be heard. As part of World Learning’s Global UGRAD OPAL course module “Beyond Tolerance: Inclusion and Diversity Practices,” students were requested to attend an event or club meeting that serves as a space for …

Global UGRAD Alumnus Wins Second Place in Student Energy Challenge – 2018

Global UGRAD Alumnus Wins Second Place in Student Energy Challenge – 2018

While I had been studying at the University of Arkansas in Spring 2018, my friends from Kazakhstan invited me to participate in “Student Energy Challenge – 2018” sponsored by Shell within the framework of the World Petroleum Meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan on October 2-3, 2018. Our aim was to scientifically and economically develop the solution to current ecological problems of …

Community Service: Mariia Makarenko

Community Service: Mariia Makarenko

Volunteering is one of the most important parts of my life in the USA. While volunteering, I have an amazing opportunity to communicate with different people, share my culture, see American life from different perspectives, and most importantly, compare everything I see with the Ukrainian culture. I hope it will help me to overcome challenges in my community when I …