Global UGRAD 17-18 Host Institution Update

The Global UGRAD team would like to thank all the host universities that applied for the Global UGRAD Program for the 2017-18 academic year. We are currently in the process of finalizing our participant lists, starting our first round of tentative placements, and compiling participant university applications. All selected host universities should receive student dossiers with a full student application, …

World Learning at NAFSA

Going to the NAFSA National Conference? So is World Learning!  Melissa Oppenheimer (Divisional Vice President), Jessica Ellerbach (Fulbright Specialist), Eric Christensen (EducationUSA Academy) and Amy Fisher Bruey (Undergraduate Programs) will represent the organization in Los Angeles at the end of the month. You will usually be able to find us at the School for International Training booth in the expo …

Workshop Memories

In just short three days, 127 participants representing nearly 60 countries and 70 U.S. host institutions gathered and fused friendships that crossed cultural, religious, and national backgrounds. As one student said, “The energy, friendship, and brotherhood uniting people across many countries for one purpose is something unique.” It’s always so hard to say goodbye after such a unifying experience, but we hope …

Exchange Programs in the U.S.

World Learning is proud to be part of the Alliance for International Exchange, an association of 90 nongovernmental organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. The Alliance serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community. Several World Learning staff members recently participated in the Alliance’s Advocacy Day that brings the importance …

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Finalists

Another successful application cycle of the Global UGRAD Program has come to an end, and the 2017-2018 finalists have been announced. Congratulations to all those selected! You were chosen in this highly competitive process from among more than 20,000 applicants. You should be very proud of yourselves! Get excited – it’s really happening. If you were not selected this year, do not despair. …

The 2015-2016 Global UGRAD Program is a Wrap!

As the saying goes, Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD! As we near the middle of the 2017 spring semester, we still have great memories of last year’s 2015-2016 cohort. Before each of them returned to their home countries, we asked the participants to complete an End-of-Program survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather data that will help us make …

Global UGRAD Fall 2016 Honor Roll

Jose Gabriel Nino Barreat (Venezuela), Augustana University Thu Ha Anh Dang (Vietnam), Augustana University Raushan Zhandayeva (Kazakhstan), California State University, Bakersfield Anna Ivanova (Russian Federation), Carroll College Edymar Juliet Hurtado Rendon (Venezuela), Chatham University Ngoc Bao Dinh (Vietnam), Chatham University Daniela Meza Figueroa (Costa Rica), Emporia State University Dursun Rejepova (Turkmenistan), Emporia State University Natalia Shpak (Ukraine), Emporia State University …

Global UGRAD Application 2017-2018 is Complete!

While the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program participants for spring 2017 are just beginning to arrive, World Learning has already been gearing up for the 2017-2018 program. The Global UGRAD application cycle for the 2017-2018 year has officially ended, and from these applicants, the next generation of Global UGRADs will come forth. In total, there were an impressive 22,161 application begun and 5,201 completed applications. …

End of Program Workshop

The Global UGRAD team hosted an unforgettable End of Program Workshop from November 16-19th in Washington, D.C. for all fall academic semester participants. The workshop included professional development workshops on themes like personal branding, advocacy, inclusion, and public speaking. This was the first time the 122 participants had the chance to meet their Global UGRAD peers from all over the world, …