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 …

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

This month we are pleased to highlight our host partner, Central Washington University (CWU)! Rachel Gordon, International Partnerships Manager for the Office of International Studies & Programs at CWU, introduces herself and shares more about the exciting opportunities and programs available to international students at CWU.   How long have you been working at CWU? What is your role? I …

Welcoming the 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

Welcoming the 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

The 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Program cohort will be in full swing this month! We are excited to welcome 310 participants this upcoming academic year, with 158 participants coming to the United States this fall semester. Our participants not only demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to service but also come from a variety of backgrounds, representing 61 countries. Each …

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Hello! This is Madinay Chhuon from Cambodia. I am currently working with Swisscontact as a Project Coordinator on a cross-border trade facilitation project. I was part of the Global UGRAD 2017 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Five years later, I still reminisce about my time there and its impact on me. Through this writing, I will talk …