Alumni Reunion: From Central Asia to Central America

Alumni Reunion: From Central Asia to Central America

My name is Nursuluu, and I am a Global UGRAD alumna from Kyrgyzstan. This year I graduated university in Kyrgyzstan, and I am currently working for a youth NGO called Novi Ritm as a Project Coordinator. I have also been volunteering with the MediAct project, which has youth workshops in three different countries, and one of those countries is El Salvador. …

Global UGRAD Student Spotlight: Hadyatulloi Azimzoda

Global UGRAD Student Spotlight: Hadyatulloi Azimzoda

World Learning is proud to feature in this month’s Global Gazette the story of Hadyatulloi Azimzoda. Hadyatulloi is a 2019-2020 Global UGRAD participant from Tajikistan studying at Georgia State College and University who was featured prominently in an article on his host university’s website. As the semester progresses, we are thrilled to be showcasing the experiences, goals, and accomplishments of Global …

Fall 2019 Community Service Spotlight

Fall 2019 Community Service Spotlight

Throughout their semester in the United States, students on the Global UGRAD Program become increasingly involved in their host communities through a variety of volunteer activities. Here are some highlights from community service events that they have completed so far! I would like to share my volunteering experience with the Islamic Center of Victoria, Texas. I had the pleasure to …

Experiencing America: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Experiencing America: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Now about halfway into their program, our Global UGRADs from Europe and Central Asia have had many opportunities to engage with their host communities. Their experiences have helped them gain insight into American life and build connections between their host communities and their communities back home. Check out some of their favorite experiences below! Dilnaz Imeramzayeva, Kazakhstan, SUNY – Plattsburgh:  On …

OPAL Self Care: Phone-Free Adventures

OPAL Self Care: Phone-Free Adventures

Before arriving at their host institutions in the United States, Global UGRAD participants take part in World Learning’s Online Professional and Academic Learning (OPAL) course that covers topics like self-care, intercultural competency, and successful academic writing. This year’s self-care module included a challenge to gather a group of friends for a “phone-free adventure”. The goal of the assignment was to …

Meeting with Global UGRADs in Uzbekistan

Meeting with Global UGRADs in Uzbekistan

During my exchange through Global UGRAD, I tried to travel to different places to discover the United States from interesting perspectives. After I returned to Tajikistan, I continued to travel but this time exploring Central Asia. Consequently, a month after my return home, I ventured to Uzbekistan. During the trip, I remembered my tight connections with some of the Global …

Global UGRAD 2019-20 Statistics

Global UGRAD 2019-20 Statistics

  This year, the World Learning team is thrilled to welcome 245 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 76 U.S. host universities and colleges across the United States.         

Spring 2019 Honor Roll

Spring 2019 Honor Roll

We are pleased to acknowledge the Spring Semester Honor Roll Students, all of whom went above and beyond in their studies. During the semester, students immersed themselves in the academic environment of their universities and at same time connected with their communities through volunteerism and cultural events. The Spring 2019 Global UGRAD alumni are very impressive, yet the following students …