Dominican Republic Alumni Update by Mónica Pérez Eró

I had the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Global UGRAD Program, representing the Dominican Republic. I spent four months at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, where I was the first and only Dominican. I don’t even have to mention how amazing and unforgettable my experience was. Before going abroad I read a couple of articles about “the hard part …

Connecting through food

When the smell of a delicious meal wafts through the halls of a dorm, it can only mean one thing…. international cooks are in the kitchen! One of the most popular ways Global UGRAD participants share their cultures with their host communities is through food. Naomi Ng from Malaysia and Airat Gabdrakhmanov from Russia took advantage of Western Washington University‘s (WWU) …

Global UGRAD in the News

The Global UGRAD Program is a great opportunity for international students to experience life in the United States. The other side of this experience is that people in the U.S. get to learn about other cultures! We are proud that some Global UGRAD students have already started to make their mark on their host communities this semester and have been featured …

7th Annual U.S. Education Fair – Tbilisi, Georgia

Salome Pkhaladze, Pittsburg State University, Georgia (15-16) Recently, I volunteered and served as a short-term project consultant at Center of International Education in Georgia, which is an official representative of EducationUSA – a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. I assisted the EducationUSA adviser with the preparation of the 7th …

Hello from Pakistan! Alumni Update

Dreams are beautiful but when they come true; it’s WOW. Life after Global UGRAD  lighted my path. The experience provided the sight for understanding and analyzing things more deeply and logically. Global UGRAD for me was an enormous experience; the experience where one interacts with people of all ages, cultures, religions, ethnicities and understands how we all are same and ONE. …

Host Institution Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The deadline for colleges and universities to apply to World Learning to host students during the 2017-18 academic year is fast approaching! To all colleges and universities interested in partnering with us, please have your application submitted by February 24, 2017. To apply, please follow this link.  Once you have registered at the link, you will receive an email with a …

What it is like to be a Leader of the Global Citizenship Organization

            Sezim Altynbek Kyzy, Kyrgyzstan, Maryville College Flexibility is the most proper adjective to define every finalist of Global UGRAD. From the first day at Maryville College, I was super curious about college life and I did my best to be active. During the third week there, I found out that the Global Citizenship Organization …