Alumni Update: Christine Grace Meneses Catindig, Philippines

Alumni Update: Christine Grace Meneses Catindig, Philippines

A Full Circle: Two Years of Paying it Forward Two years have passed since I received the Global UGRAD award from the Philippine Fulbright Commission and, although perhaps cliché, the program changed my life. In my opinion, Global UGRAD is unique because it is holistic. In addition to experiencing the rigor of U.S. coursework and the diversity of American culture, …

Inclusion on Campus

Inclusion on Campus

To be an effective leader, it is important to challenge one’s assumptions of others and create spaces where traditionally silenced groups are given an opportunity to be heard. As part of World Learning’s Global UGRAD OPAL course module “Beyond Tolerance: Inclusion and Diversity Practices,” students were requested to attend an event or club meeting that serves as a space for …

Philippines Alumni Update: Nicole Yu

Philippines Alumni Update: Nicole Yu

Since I got back from my exchange in Mississippi, I graduated from my university and joined several management trainings with different companies, including one with Nestle Philippines. I also started writing for a national broadsheet while I was figuring out what to do next. Aside from that, I resumed my job as an events host and model in my country. …

Alumni: AEIF 2017 Winner- The arTEA Project

Alumni: AEIF 2017 Winner- The arTEA Project

Christine Catindig, Philippines, Utica College, Global UGRAD 2016-2017 While it is true that the Global UGRAD Program helps its participants answer their questions about the world, the uniqueness of the program also lies in its ability to encourage and influence students to dare ask themselves challenging questions such as “What can we do to serve others?” The arTEA Project is …

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 …

End-of-Program Workshop speeches

Christine Grace Catindig, Utica College A blessed evening to all of you! I’m Christine Grace, a Communication student at University of the Philippines and Utica College, New York, and it’s a pleasure to be one of the student speakers this evening. Even my most heartfelt words cannot express how thankful I am to the representatives of the U.S. Department of …