Alumni Class Secretary Updates

Laos Viphany Sihalath (11-12) has been working at ANZ Bank in Laos but is moving to new organization called “Bort Long Year” as a Treasury and Ledger Officer. Every Saturday she spends two hours as an English tutor for children in her local community.  Soulivanh Rattanavong (11-12) is currently interning in the finance field and taking an IELTS preparation course.  …

UGRAD Post: Halloween Contest

This month, Experience America: UGRAD Post takes on a special challenge: capture a photo of your­self in your Halloween costume and enter the UGRAD Halloween Cos­tume Contest! Guidelines: Photos can be of in­dividuals or groups. Please keep costumes appropriate and remember that all submissions must be accom­panied with a short write-up connect­ing your costume to some aspect of American culture. …

Get to know your Global UGRAD Staff

Fun facts about your UGRAD team…. Amy Fisher recently bought a condo in DC! She and her adorable dog, Velcro, will move in next weekend. Bethany Gilchrist is participating in a triathlon next weekend! She will be swimming 1.5km, biking 40km, and running 10km all while raising money for leukemia research. Jessica Mead is an aunt again, she just met …

Fighting Skin Cancer in Serbia

Approximately one out of five people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Surprised? You’re not alone. Many people, especially young people, are unaware of the very scary health risks of sun exposure. A group of Serbian UGRAD Alumni in Novi Sad, Serbia are trying to change that through implementation of a Skin Cancer Awareness Project.  With the help of …

Setting Achievable and Realistic Goals

Goal setting is an important skill that can help to ensure a successful experience while in the United States. Global UGRAD students are among the most active and stellar students on their campuses; a great way to maintain that high level of academic and extracurricular success is through setting attainable and motivational goals.  It can be useful to set both …

Managing Your Time

Balancing academics and extracurricular activities can be difficult, particularly when you find yourself in an unfamiliar environment. With only twenty-four hours in a day, it is important to organize your time. Managing your time efficiently will help you to achieve your academic goals, while also making the most out of all the new experiences you will encounter in the United …

Experience America: UGRAD Post

Dear UGRAD Post, Today is my 4th day is US. It is really great to be an international student since you will make many new friends from almost all over the world. This picture shows when I was at the international student orientation session at the University of Utah, Utah. The orientation was awesome and I’ve already made many Korean, Japanese, Chinese, …