Meet our new teammate, Molly Varoga!

Molly Varoga has joined the Global UGRAD team as a Program Associate for the East Asia & the Pacific and South Asia regions. Molly is currently studying at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, earning an M.A. in the Global Communication program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University, majoring in International Relations with a minor …

Global UGRAD 2018-2019 Statistics

This year, the World Learning team is thrilled to welcome 252 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 75 U.S. host universities and colleges spread across 43 states and the District of Columbia.  Please join us in keeping up …

2018 Spring Semester and ELT Honor Roll

Once again, our Global UGRAD students have surpassed expectations. The spring academic semester and ELT participants connected with host communities through cultural events and social activism while at the same time immersing themselves in U.S. academic culture. While all of our students are impressive, the following went above and beyond by making the Global UGRAD honor roll for the 2018 …

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This spring, Global UGRAD participants were invited to take part in a photo contest by submitting their best shots from the semester. World Learning received over 200 photo submissions featuring participants sharing their culture and exploring the United States. Among these, six winning photos were selected. The following winners were announced with a roaring round of applause at the End of …

American Culture: Q&A with Huy Thuc Ha and Dr. Campbell

To celebrate teacher appreciation week, World Learning interviewed Global UGRAD student Huy Thuc Ha and his professor Dr. Carolyn Campbell, regarding their experiences in the African American Studies course at Wayne State University. Huy is from Vietnam studying Industrial Management, and Dr. Campbell is a professor in the Department of African American Studies. Q: As an international student, what was …

Thailand Alumni Update: Chai Saelee Celebrates 200 Years of US-Thai Friendship

Thailand Alumni Update: Chai Saelee Celebrates 200 Years of US-Thai Friendship

“Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” This year is the year that we celebrate the 200 years of friendship between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand. The U.S. Embassy in Thailand and Mae Fah Luang University held a special presentation called “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” to commemorate the bicentennial of …

My Person: Global UGRAD Students’ Closest Mentors and Friends

My Person: Global UGRAD Students’ Closest Mentors and Friends

It’s not easy leaving the familiarity of home to begin a new adventure in a foreign country. It takes courage, resilience, and a welcoming community. Luckily, our Global UGRAD students are adept at developing deep and lasting relationships with wonderful people who support and encourage them throughout this journey. Below, some students share with us a special someone who has …