Alumni Edition: Where is my UGRAD Post Now?

Alumni Edition: Where is my UGRAD Post Now?

Johanny Amaya Melgar, Honduras, Global UGRAD 2015-16 at Emporia State University From where I stand today – at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras – I help to empower the most vulnerable youth in my community through English language, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills. It’s incredible to see these youth actually smiling and dreaming of a better future, with them in it. …

Celebrating Cultures from Around the World

A Holi Away from Home: Smita Dhungana (Nepal) at Augustana University For the first time I was celebrating holi away from my home. This made me experience Holi here with Indian and Nepali people living in Sioux Falls, and I got to know their thoughts about celebrating it in a new place. Though this Holi was away from my family, I …

Global UGRAD Students’ Favorite Places

Global UGRAD Students’ Favorite Places

This month we asked our Global UGRAD students to share with us their favorite places in their U.S. communities. We received responses ranging from river walks to libraries, all special in their own way. Please read on to get a glimpse of where our Global UGRAD students’ daily lives take place. Zhanna Ateibek from Kazakhstan at University of Wisconsin – Green …

World Learning Visits Jakarta, Indonesia

On a recent visit to Jakarta, Melissa Oppenheimer, World Learning’s Divisional Vice President for Global Exchange, and Jessica Ellerbach, Fulbright Specialist Program Manager, had the pleasure of sharing a meal with a wonderful group of Global UGRAD alumni from Indonesia. Dery Rovino, Muhamad Rosyid Jazuli, Rini Mayasari, Dian Mayasari, and Rika Rumiyati all continue to embody the ideals of the …

Alumni Update: Indonesia

Rizki Permatasari, Global UGRAD 2013-2014 , University of Utah   When I reflect back on the three years since I have returned home, it is really amazing to see where life has taken me after Global UGRAD. I have taken several jobs, graduated, and participated in various volunteering activities. Since late 2014, I have been working as a part-time TOEFL instructor at …