Hispanic Heritage Month

Across the U.S., many Global UGRADs took part in various events, celebrations, and exhibitions for Hispanic Heritage Month. Elian Gonzalez is a student from Panama at Keuka College who shared about his participation in one of the panel discussions on campus: “During this week we had a lot of activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The most outstanding thing was a panel …

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Hi everyone, I am Som Raj Sharma, a soon-to-be graduate in Mathematical Sciences with a Major in Actuarial Science from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Tribhuvan University. I am a Global UGRAD 2021 Alumni Class Secretary from Nepal who completed his in-person exchange program in the fall semester of 2021 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. I …

Alumni Spotlight: Nicaragua

Alumni Spotlight: Nicaragua

Hello everyone! I’m Guisselle Celis, a Global UGRAD alumna from Nicaragua. During my Global UGRAD experience, I was lucky enough to attend Presbyterian College during the 2019 spring semester in South Carolina. I still can remember the day I received the email confirming that I had been selected as one of the program’s recipients, and I don’t think I’ve ever …

Local Adventures

Local Adventures

Many Global UGRAD students are planning trips for fall break, but this week we asked them to share about anything they’ve done locally, from walking around campus to heading out into the local community to learn more about where they are living this semester. Below, you can hear from them in their own words about their local adventures. Hi everyone! …

Host Feature: Bridgewater State University

Host Feature: Bridgewater State University

This month, World Learning is proud to feature Bridgewater State University (BSU). Jennifer Currie serves as the Director of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and shares some insight into the international student experience.   How long have you been working at Bridgewater State University? What is your role?   I have worked at Bridgewater State University for ten years and have been …

Partner Feature: Carroll College

Partner Feature: Carroll College

We are excited to highlight one of our host university partners, Carroll College, this month! In this feature, you’ll learn more about Shannon Ackeret, Carroll’s Director of Global Education, as well as some of the opportunities and programs available to international students at Carroll College, located in Helena, Montana. Shannon Ackeret, Director of Global Education, at Carroll College How long …

Get to Know the World Learning Advisors

Get to Know the World Learning Advisors

As Global UGRAD participants both past and present already know, you each interact with your World Learning advisors numerous times via email and video calls throughout the semester. Now that the majority of the Fall 2022 cohort is settling into life in the U.S., we wanted to take this opportunity to more formally introduce every member of the advising team. …

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Hi all, I’m Leonard Mushunje, a Fall 2021 Global UGRAD student from Zimbabwe. I recently graduated from Midlands State University with a distinction in Mathematics and Statistics. When I was selected as a Global UGRAD finalist and was placed at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, I had mixed feelings. On reflection, being a Global UGRAD student was one of …

Alumni Spotlight: Panama

Alumni Spotlight: Panama

Hello! I am Eduardo Javier Cortes Valderrama from Panama. I participated in the Global UGRAD program during the fall of 2021 and studied at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.   After my experience as a Global UGRAD, I started to reflect on how inspiring and life-changing this experience was. Not only because I had the opportunity to create unforgettable moments or …