Alumni Update: Montenegro

Alumni Update: Montenegro

I am Edina Osmanovic from Montenegro. I consider myself a hardworking, diligent, optimistic, and reliable person with quite a unique set of skills that inspire, and I truly hope this article will inspire you as well. Studying at Chatham University at Pittsburgh PA, on the Global UGRAD Program in 2019 significantly contributed to the development of particular skills as well …

Building Bridges Through Exchange

Building Bridges Through Exchange

One of the goals of the Global UGRAD Program is to “facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities”. There are a few ways the Global UGRAD students achieve this goal including through community service, friendship, and meeting with professors. The Global UGRAD Program requires the students to complete 20 hours of community …

Democracy and Human Rights Highlight: Edison Broce

Democracy and Human Rights Highlight: Edison Broce

With the kickoff of the first Summit for Democracy this week, the U.S. Department of State and World Learning are celebrating human rights and democracy this December. We checked in with Global UGRAD alumnus Edison Broce who sees and practices democracy in action every day as a Member of Parliament in Panama. Edison elaborates on why democracy and human rights …

Alumni Update – Nicaragua

Alumni Update – Nicaragua

My name is Fernanda Alina Polanco Avendaño, and I am from Nicaragua. I had the chance to be part of the Global UGRAD Program around 2015-2016 in Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). Thanks to my Global UGRAD journey, my life became more fruitful and significant in all aspects. I got to meet other Global UGRAD friends from my home country, …

Alumni Update – Nicaragua

Alumni Update – Nicaragua

One Career, Multiple Paths The Global UGRAD Program boosted my confidence and helped me to open up to multiple possibilities. My experience abroad made me realize how flexible my skills and abilities are, and I became aware of the value of adapting to different environments. After my Global UGRAD experience, I started to feel braver to explore beyond one strict …

April Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Public Speaking

April Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Public Speaking

In our fourth month of online engagement, Global UGRAD finalists saw the return of some of our popular series activities: our student-facilitated Country Presentations and our Speaker Series. This round of Country Presentations closed out with student presenters from three additional regions, and this edition of the Speaker Series, focused on public speaking, featured guest speaker Zoe Matthews. Country Presentations …

March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

This March, the Global UGRAD team dove deeper into the academic world with the introduction of two new activities in our spring virtual programming: our Alumni Q&A Panels and Professional Development series. For our first installment of the Alumni Q&A Panel, Global UGRAD alumni shared their experiences on the subject of All Things Academics! Next, the topic of this month’s edition of …

February Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Professional Networking

February Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Professional Networking

Our spring virtual programming continues with new and exciting events and activities! In February, Global UGRADs participated in our first round of country presentations and the first installment of our speaker series, “Networking Strategies” with Hannah Zuzek from World Learning. You can read more about these events and responses from some of our participants in the article below. Country Presentations …

Global UGRAD Application Now Open! Jan 4-Feb 28

Global UGRAD Application Now Open! Jan 4-Feb 28

The Global UGRAD student application is now available! You can check the eligibility requirements and start your application here on our website. Submissions are due before February 28, 2021 at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. For this application cycle, selected finalists should expect to travel to the United States in January 2022. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for reminders …

International Education Week 2020: November 16-20

International Education Week 2020: November 16-20

Each year, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education work together to present a variety of events, information sessions, and panels for International Education Week (IEW). This joint effort works to celebrate the importance and impact of international education and exchanges around the world. This year, events will be held via numerous platforms between November 16-20. …