From Where I Stand part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

One of our favorite sayings is “Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD”. Even when the U.S. portion of the Global UGRAD experience is over, alumni are always a part of this big and talented family of impact. The lessons learned and knowledge gained during the exchange live on as alumni share their stories and dedicate efforts to shine brightly in …

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 …

Winter Break Tales

Of the 252 2016-17 Global UGRAD students, 33 remained in the United States over the winter holiday break at their host universities. Some stayed on campus and took the opportunity to volunteer in their host communities. For others, the break was an opportunity to travel to other cities and to visit family and/or friends not on campus. Here is a …

Hello From Kyrgyzstan!

On the 26th of November, a group of Kyrgyzstan Global UGRAD alumni from 2015-16 held a workshop for applicants who wanted to gain information in order to be eligible to participate in the Global UGRAD Program. More than one hundred excited students attended this session. The keynote speech was given by 2011-12 UGRAD alum Batyr Shabdanov, who inspired many in the …