Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Hello, this is Michael Mbulelo Ncube from Zimbabwe. I was a Global UGRAD student in the fall of 2019, and I studied at Georgia College and State University. Ever since I got back home, I’ve hit the ground running. From my time in the U.S., I was incredibly inspired by the infrastructural development of the U.S. public education system, particularly …

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Hello, this is Mengly Ky from Cambodia and I am currently a communication officer at Swisscontact based in Cambodia. I was the UGRAD scholarship grantee at Juniata College, Huntington, Pennsylvania back in the Fall of 2018. The afterglow and lessons I learned during that time of my life are forever imprinted in my mind and keep shaping my life journey …

Alumni Update: Mozambique

Alumni Update: Mozambique

My name is Euclidio “James” Alberto, I am from Mozambique. I was the first Mozambican to be selected as a Global UGRAD scholar (2013-2014) when the program was introduced in my home country. I went to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts where I studied International Relations. When I arrived at my new school, not only did I attend classes, I got …

Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

With the beginning of National Women’s History Month in the United States and in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, current Global UGRAD students shared about women they believe have helped shape who they are today.   Adrian Reister Fernandez, Philippines, University of Maine “Meet the women who molded me to become who I am today! My Wonder WoMom …

Alumni Update: Kazakhstan

Alumni Update: Kazakhstan

I’m Aiza Margulani, an alumna of Global UGRAD 2019  from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I studied at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and this whole experience has changed my life. I was always interested in social media, film, and everything creative, so capturing my adventures and studies in America daily was my first baby step towards my true self. With all the …

Experience America: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Beyond the delightful spread across the table during the Thanksgiving holiday and time with loved ones, this time of year calls for meaningful reflections. Taking the time to think about who and what we are grateful for provides us with a moment to pause, step back, and gently think again, and affords us a fresh perspective for a new year …

Reflections on the Virtual End of Program Summit

World Learning held its virtual End of Program (EoP) summit from November 8 -12. Global UGRAD students from all over the United States tuned into Zoom sessions hosted by facilitator Si Norton on topics ranging from building leadership capabilities to action planning/ community mapping. Traditionally held in Washington, DC, the virtual format of the summit served as a constant reminder …

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 …

The Global UGRAD Application is Now Live! November 1 to January 6, 2022

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 January 6, 2022 at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. For this application cycle, selected finalists should expect to travel to the United States in August 2022 or January 2023. Stay tuned to our Facebook account for reminders …

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, …