Halloween

Halloween

Many UGRADs experienced their first Halloween this year in the United States. Several students dressed up in costumes, attended parties and participated in Halloween-related activities. Elian Gonzalez, a student from Panama studying at Keuka College in Upstate New York, thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. “It was wonderful to celebrate Halloween for the first time in the USA,” Gonzalez said. “I shared …

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

As part of their program requirements, Global UGRADs complete at least 20 hours of community service. While at first, this might seem like another requirement to complete, this often ends up being the highlight and most meaningful part of the program for many of the participants. Below are several highlights from community service events that current UGRADs have completed so …

Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Hello UGRADs! My name is Temuulen Enkhbat from Mongolia. It has been exactly eight months since my exchange studies at Ball State University finished in December 2021. This experience was one of the most impactful events in my life in three ways. It gave me the reassurance of my passion, reflection on my journey, and the opportunity to explore diversity. …

In the Classroom

In the Classroom

This fall, more than 150 Global UGRAD students are experiencing their first semester in American university classrooms. Whether it’s engaging in a new method of instruction, studying a new subject, or just learning in a new environment, UGRADs have been fully immersed in the academic component of their program. The emphasis on class discussion and participation is a big difference …

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Hi everyone, I am Som Raj Sharma, a soon-to-be graduate in Mathematical Sciences with a Major in Actuarial Science from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Tribhuvan University. I am a Global UGRAD 2021 Alumni Class Secretary from Nepal who completed his in-person exchange program in the fall semester of 2021 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. I …

Connecting Through Language

Connecting Through Language

World Learning is currently implementing its third iteration of the Virtual English Language Training (ELT) Program to prepare spring semester participants for their academic journey in the U.S. and to connect them with their American peers. For Virtual ELT participants, however, learning the English language is a powerful skill beyond their Global UGRAD experience. It can further their career, improve …

First Impressions from Global UGRAD 2022-2023 Fall Students

First Impressions from Global UGRAD 2022-2023 Fall Students

We reached out to Global UGRAD students who are getting settled in on their new host campuses to learn about their first impressions. Please read through some of the amazing responses we received to get an idea of what is standing out to our students across the United States! Representing Thailand, Ratchanon Samosungnoen has a lot to say about Georgia …

What’s in the Bags? Incoming UGRADers and What They Are Bringing

As the end of summer draws near, the Fall 2022 cohort of Global UGRADs has already begun to arrive in the U.S. With over 100 students in the program this semester, this means they collectively have well over 100 bags, so today we’re going to learn a little bit about what they will be bringing with them! Even with limited …

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Hello! This is Madinay Chhuon from Cambodia. I am currently working with Swisscontact as a Project Coordinator on a cross-border trade facilitation project. I was part of the Global UGRAD 2017 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Five years later, I still reminisce about my time there and its impact on me. Through this writing, I will talk …