Egypt Alumni Update by Islam Ayoub

2015-16 Global UGRAD student Islam Ayoub has created “The Kingdom” to provide a community for promoting cultural diversity and English learning. Below is Islam’s description of the program and its events: Along with my teammates, we started The Kingdom (www.facebook.com/TheKingdomCC). The Kingdom is a diverse community for anyone who is interested in English or different ideas, cultures, and backgrounds to …

Global UGRAD 2018-2019 Statistics

This year, the World Learning team is thrilled to welcome 252 students from 59 countries around the world to the Global UGRAD Program! In addition to this incredibly diverse group of students, we are proud to work side-by-side with 75 U.S. host universities and colleges spread across 43 states and the District of Columbia.  Please join us in keeping up …

Morocco Alumni Update: A Modern Life Tinged of Ancient by Ikbale Bouziane

Morocco has been inhabited by the Amazigh, also known as the Berber ethnic group, since at least 5,000 years ago. It was a part of Mauretania, a region in the ancient Maghreb that stretched from today’s Algeria westwards to the Atlantic covering the northern part of Morocco and its Atlas mountains. By the 7th century, the land was conquered by …

An Unforgettable Experience by Soumayani Ghoshal

The Global UGRAD experience leaves an indelible impact on each of our minds and urges us to keep following our dreams while working towards developing our community. The community service hours taught me the importance of caring and giving back to society. This inspired a group of fellow alumni and me to begin our own mini organization called the Glow …

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This spring, Global UGRAD participants were invited to take part in a photo contest by submitting their best shots from the semester. World Learning received over 200 photo submissions featuring participants sharing their culture and exploring the United States. Among these, six winning photos were selected. The following winners were announced with a roaring round of applause at the End of …

American Culture: Q&A with Huy Thuc Ha and Dr. Campbell

To celebrate teacher appreciation week, World Learning interviewed Global UGRAD student Huy Thuc Ha and his professor Dr. Carolyn Campbell, regarding their experiences in the African American Studies course at Wayne State University. Huy is from Vietnam studying Industrial Management, and Dr. Campbell is a professor in the Department of African American Studies. Q: As an international student, what was …