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 …

March Social Media Challenge: #WomanOfCourage

March Social Media Challenge: #WomanOfCourage

Last month, we celebrated Women’s History Month by asking Global UGRAD participants to highlight a #womanofcourage who has made an impact on their life. Below, Hala Al Amayreh, Risfi Pratiwi, and Victoria Anghel share their responses. One of the greatest blessings of life is being asked about the woman who has influenced my life. I could not find anyone greater …

Partner Feature: East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

Partner Feature: East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

We are excited to highlight our host partner, East Tennessee State University (ETSU), this month! Hopelyn Mooney is currently Prestigious Awards and Education Abroad Coordinator for incoming visiting international students (J-1’s), outgoing study abroad students, and faculty leading programs abroad. Hopelyn will be providing insight into life on campus for international students at ETSU. What does your orientation for international …

Apply to Host Global UGRAD Students in Spring 2022!

Apply to Host Global UGRAD Students in Spring 2022!

Our host institution partners are an integral part of the success of the Global UGRAD Program – without their support and collaboration, the program simply could not happen. World Learning is currently seeking four-year institutions of higher education to host another dynamic cohort of international students from over 60 countries for one semester during the spring 2022 semester. The application …

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

In this highly uncertain time, I am encouraging myself to become more resilient. Journaling has helped me accomplish this goal, which is what got me to write this article. As it turns out, if you give yourself the chance to listen and embrace your thoughts (as irrelevant as they seem to be), you can get to know yourself a little …

AEIF Now Accepting Proposals

AEIF Now Accepting Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)! The AEIF project competition supports Department of State alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. You can learn more about AEIF and past winners, including our very own Global UGRAD alumni, by visiting their website here. For more information, please visit …

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Class Secretary Tanay Katiyar for 2019-2020 Indian cohort recently asked his peers to reflect on their Global UGRAD experiences and update readers on significant academic and professional accomplishments, as well as future goals. After the Global UGRAD Program, Tasneem Zahra has become more responsible, independent, decisive, and serious toward her academic pursuits. A movie enthusiast, Tasneem now watches one …