Travel and Adventures

Travel and Adventures

Throughout the semester, Global UGRAD students have used their weekends and spring break to explore cities and regions across the United States. From Chicago to Los Angeles to New York City, Global UGRADs have visited many popular cities as well as a number of sites off the beaten path. Below are some stories and highlights that Global UGRADs have shared …

Campus Visit: Bluefield State University

Campus Visit: Bluefield State University

This February, Global UGRAD Program Officer Melanie Winters and Senior Program Associate Cameron Teaney had the pleasure of visiting Bluefield State University (BSU) in Bluefield, West Virginia. During this visit they toured BSU’s campus and met with the friendly and hospitable staff supporting the four Global UGRAD students studying there this semester. BSU is one of only two Historically Black …

Campus Visits: Georgia College & State University and University of Mississippi

Campus Visits: Georgia College & State University and University of Mississippi

Georgia College & State University This September, Global UGRAD Program Officer, Melanie Winters, had the opportunity to visit Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville, Georgia. During the visit, Melanie was able to engage with GCSU staff, gain valuable insights into the university’s processes and student experiences, and meet with the Global UGRAD participants studying there this fall semester: …

Host Site Visits: Minnesota State University Mankato & Missouri State University

Host Site Visits: Minnesota State University Mankato & Missouri State University

  Minnesota State University Mankato This semester, Global UGRAD Program Officer Sarah Halligan had the opportunity to visit Minnesota State University (MNSU) Mankato. It was an opportunity to meet with various departments within the university and also meet the five students who attended MNSU Mankato this spring: Abdoulaye Hali Aboubacar (Niger), Ayu Silvia (Indonesia), Khamla Invongkham (Laos), Sharon Colindres (Honduras), and …

End of Program Workshop Photo Contest

End of Program Workshop Photo Contest

During last month’s End of Program Workshop, the winning images of the Global UGRAD photo contest were featured during the final dinner celebration. The World Learning team received an overwhelming number of photos from participants this semester, and as is tradition, the team selected a few favorites! – Hali Abdoulaye Aboubacar (Niger, Minnesota State University Mankato) roasting marshmallows with friends. – …

Host Site Visit: University of Wyoming

Host Site Visit: University of Wyoming

This spring, World Learning will visit four Global UGRAD host campuses across the country. Visiting partner universities and colleges affords World Learning staff the opportunity to get an ‘on-the-ground’ experience and meet university staff and students in person. This month, Global UGRAD program officer, Jordan Ferrick, visited the University of Wyoming – home of the Cowboys! The University of Wyoming (UW) is …

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 …

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 …

Student Cultural Presentations

Student Cultural Presentations

Our Global UGRAD students have been busy showcasing their home countries at cultural events from fashion shows, to dances, to presentations. Please enjoy these pictures and stories from some of those events. “These are photos from the multicultural fashion show that took place on March 5th, 2022. This is my first time walking the runway in a fashion show. I’m very …