Global UGRAD’s Favorite Words

Global UGRAD’s Favorite Words

  This month we asked the Global UGRAD students what some of their favorite words are in both English and their own languages. Some love words because of the way they sound; others because there is no translation. Certain words inspire the Global UGRAD students to aim for their goals or feel good about their experiences. Zhanna Ateibek’s (University of …

All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service from Around the World – Part I

All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service from Around the World – Part I

Community service is an integral part of the Global UGRAD experience. Beyond being a program requirement, Global UGRAD participants embrace civic engagement as one of the most valuable, enjoyable, and rewarding parts of their semester in the U.S. As the spring semester students gear up to begin their own service activities, we would like to highlight the outstanding volunteer work …

El Salvador Alumni Update: Enner Morales

It’s been four years since I finished the Global UGRAD Program, one of the most amazing adventures I could ever dream of. Through this journey, I had not only an academic exchange, but also a life-changing experience that shaped me into the person I am today. During the program I got involved in the Illinois State University (ISU) Leads Leadership …

Around the World: Vietnam in West Virginia By Huong Nguyen

Around the World: Vietnam in West Virginia By Huong Nguyen

It is an honor to be a member of the Global UGRAD family and a member of the Mountaineer family in West Virginia University (WVU). I enjoy a privileged status as a cultural ambassador of Vietnam, Southeast Asia. Having been in the U.S. for a month, I feel like a new horizon has opened in front of my eyes. Every single day, …

Philippines Alumni Update: Nicole Yu

Philippines Alumni Update: Nicole Yu

Since I got back from my exchange in Mississippi, I graduated from my university and joined several management trainings with different companies, including one with Nestle Philippines. I also started writing for a national broadsheet while I was figuring out what to do next. Aside from that, I resumed my job as an events host and model in my country. …

Call for Host Institutions!

World Learning is currently accepting applications to host international students for the 2018-19 academic year. The host institution application is primarily used for the Global UGRAD Program; however, we also use it to gauge interest in other partnership opportunities through World Learning, such as Fulbright Specialist, EducationUSA Academy. The Global UGRAD Program will support 250 students from 60 participating countries in the 2018-19 …

Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Global UGRAD, administered by World Learning, has always strived to provide the best experiences to their Global UGRADers. From instilling a sense of confidence in each of them to making them believe in their potentials to create a change, they have been successful in creating dedicated leaders year after year. Being a finalist this year was a surreal experience and …

Mozambique Alumni Update: Euclidio “James” Alberto

Everyday when I wake up I remember one of my favorite quotes “If we do not like the results we are getting, we must change whatever habits that keep us from having the same results. To measure our goals we should appreciate every single progress we are making towards our bigger plans”. Growing up in Mozambique I had the opportunity to …

National Braille Literacy Month by Inho Seo

Braille helps me become independent. The first time when I knew about Braille was at a special school for the blind. I became totally blind when I was seven. My parents didn’t know about how to educate me because they hadn’t thought of any disabilities in their life before. I couldn’t go to local school because they also hadn’t taught …