Global UGRAD Staff on a Campus Near You! – Spring 2018 Site Visits

Global UGRAD Staff on a Campus Near You! – Spring 2018 Site Visits

Last month, Program Officer Will O’Roark and Senior Program Officer Bethany Gilchrist hit the road, visiting some of our Global UGRAD participants in their “natural habitats” – on campus at their host institutions! Will O’Roark at The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Will visited The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB), a first-time host institution located in Green Bay, …

Haiti Alumni Update by Widens Pierre

Haiti Alumni Update by Widens Pierre

The lives of exchange alumni have innumerable, adventurous golden opportunities to grab – they only need to start adapting their imagination to the concrete world, and then make their aspirations become a reality. Global UGRAD participants have always received the necessary skills to be effective enough to empower many marginalized places in the world. Particularly, their presence is crucial for …

Serbia University Fair Presentation by Isidora Zlatkovic

I had a wonderful opportunity to represent the university I’ve attended while I was doing my scholarship exchange program called Global UGRAD! This EduFair was the perfect place to talk about how wonderful it is to live and explore the United States while studying, and how living in different cultural circumstances can change your general state of mind. The University of Alabama …

International Education Day by Leandro Emanuel Garcia Vallecillos

International Education Day by Leandro Emanuel Garcia Vallecillos

It was April 4th, 2018 when study abroad, international connections, future bonds between countries, and friendships from around the world were celebrated at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. It was January 7th, 2018 when I started my journey as an international student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After three months of new experiences, new ways to think, and hundreds of …

Celebrating Cultures from Around the World

A Holi Away from Home: Smita Dhungana (Nepal) at Augustana University For the first time I was celebrating holi away from my home. This made me experience Holi here with Indian and Nepali people living in Sioux Falls, and I got to know their thoughts about celebrating it in a new place. Though this Holi was away from my family, I …

Through the Eyes of Our Rommates

Through the Eyes of Our Rommates

The Global UGRAD Program is a transformative experience not only for its participants but also for their roommates. Read on to learn the heartwarming story of how two roommates became more than friends – they became family. As a testament of this friendship, they filmed a music video together. Take a few minutes to watch – it’s entertaining, to say the least! …

A Woman Otherworldly by Tasnia Khandaker Prova

Tasnia Khandaker Prova recently won the Muslim World Today’s International Women’s Day writing competition with her story “A Woman Otherwordly”. This beautifully written story provides a commentary on the treatment of domestic help. A Woman Otherworldly Her mornings always started earlier than mine – not because she liked watching the sun rise, bringing with it a new day and a …

Alumni Empowering Women

Alumni Empowering Women

March is National Women’s History Month in the United States, and International Women’s Day fell on March 8th. This month, we’ve asked Global UGRAD alumni to share with us what they’re doing to empower women and why it is important. Meerim Nurlanbekova, Kyrgyzstan, Global UGRAD 2016-17 at East Tennessee State University I believe every ending leads to new beginnings. Global UGRAD …