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, …

Global UGRAD 17-18 Application Update

There are currently over 16,000 open applications for the 2017-2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program! Keep ’em coming, but more importantly, make sure to complete your application and encourage your friends to complete theirs. They are due December 31st at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. As any Global UGRAD alumni or current student would tell you, it can be hard to find the motivation …

Google+/YouTube Live Sessions

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Global UGRAD team hosted two Google+/YouTube Live Information Sessions for incoming spring participants. These sessions are an invaluable opportunity to make virtual introductions, explain the program in greater depth, and answer any last-minute participant questions prior to January arrivals. The most common themes throughout the discussions were: tips for international travel; what to expect at your host …