Host Partner Feature: Boise State University

Host Partner Feature: Boise State University

This month, World Learning is excited to highlight long-time host partner Boise State University. Boise State hosted three Global UGRAD students in the Fall 2023 semester and is home to three more UGRADs this spring. Tim Randall, Coordinator for International Student Services, shared with World Learning how Boise State supports international students and helps Global UGRAD students find meaningful connections in …

Fall Fun

Fall Fun

As summer bids adieu and the vibrant colors of fall paint the landscape, there’s an undeniable magic that sweeps across the United States. For Global UGRADs, this season brings forth a variety of experiences unlike any other. The crisp air, the rustling leaves, and the pumpkin-spiced everything create an unforgettable immersion into the cultural richness of autumn in the United …

Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

This month, World Learning is happy to introduce two fall 2022 alums from the Republic of Georgia: Marta Berdzenadze, who studied at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and Dea Margvelashvili, who studied at the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas. These two exceptional individuals successfully completed the Global UGRAD Program and now aim to leave a lasting impact on …

Alumni Spotlight: Serbia

Alumni Spotlight: Serbia

Hello! My name is Milica Knezevic, and I am from Serbia. I attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio during the fall semester of 2017. I studied information technologies and software engineering. I am a wheelchair user and an active lobbyist for the rights of people, especially women, with disabilities, and for raising awareness about the challenges we face daily. After …

Host Partner Feature: University of Central Missouri

Host Partner Feature: University of Central Missouri

World Learning is excited to showcase the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in this month’s host partner feature! UCM is currently home to seven Global UGRAD participants: Medgunowsky Balthazar II Laguerre (Haiti), Qori Fadila (Indonesia), Sheila Jamal (Mozambique), Holman Castro (Nicaragua), Cheolmin Park (South Korea), Bibinyyaz Omarova (Turkmenistan), and Orest Matsiyevsky (Ukraine). Wesley Hobson, Coordinator of Exchange and Sponsored Programs at UCM, shared how …

First Impressions from Global UGRAD Spring 2023 Students

First Impressions from Global UGRAD Spring 2023 Students

Global UGRAD students are settling into the Spring 2023 semester at various host colleges and universities across the country. We reached out to students to learn about their first impressions of campus life, courses, and U.S culture. For many, this is their first time in the United States, or even outside of their home countries. We’re sharing some of the things …

Host Partner Feature: University of Montevallo

Host Partner Feature: University of Montevallo

This month, World Learning is proud to feature the University of Montevallo. Dr. Eric Ford Travis, PhD, serves as the Assistant Professor of Management in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business and Coordinator of NSE, International Affairs and International Education. He shared some insights into the international student experience on campus.   How long have you been working at University of …

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

As we did last month, we are happy to once again feature one of the 50+ universities that host Global UGRAD students during their time in the United States.  Jillian Collins, the Director of sponsored student programs at the University of Missouri, Columbia, shares some of the ways Mizzou promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about …

Partner Feature: Old Dominion University

Partner Feature: Old Dominion University

This month, we are featuring one of the 50+ universities that host Global UGRAD students during their time in the United States.  Sharon Pitney, the Outreach Coordinator in the Center for Global Engagement at Old Dominion University (ODU), shares some of the ways ODU promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about this university at their website. …

Fighting Isolation Through Digital Platforms

Fighting Isolation Through Digital Platforms

During my first few days in the United States, I was struggling to engage and connect with people. Eventually, I met students who shared the same interests and hobbies with me and had a group of people I could call my friends. Later on, I started to think of the hardest thing about being new at a university or college. …