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 …

Community Service Spotlight

Community Service Spotlight

Community service is an integral part of the Global UGRAD program. Students are required to complete at least 20 hours of community service as a way to give back and build meaningful connections in their local communities. Every student is engaged in interesting and inspirational service; keep reading to learn more about a selection of three students’ unique volunteering experiences. …

February Social Media Challenge: #MyIdentity

February Social Media Challenge: #MyIdentity

Continuing with our monthly social media challenges, we recently asked the incoming Global UGRADs to share with us a little about themselves in the #MyIdentity challenge. We’ve spotlighted a few entries below so that you can learn more about who our Global UGRADs are and where they come from, too! The world is full of colors and hues that every …

Partner Feature: Missouri State University

Partner Feature: Missouri State University

We are proud to feature our host institution partner, Missouri State University (MSU). Julia Baer is MSU’s International Services Coordinator and works directly with their international sponsored student population on campus, including Global UGRAD participants. Here, Julia shares more about the international student experience. What does your orientation for international students involve? Our International Student Orientation is an amazing experience …

Global UGRADs Take the Stage (Virtually)

Global UGRADs Take the Stage (Virtually)

Presenting spring 2020’s edition of Take the Stage! While we were unable to host our biannual Take the Stage show in person this year, some of our talented spring participants submitted videos of their performances representing their home countries and cultures. Check out this video compilation to see this past semester’s performances: In Order of Appearance Tajikistan: Sitora Sufijinova, Alisher Siddiqov, …

Spring 2019 Photo Contest

Spring 2019 Photo Contest

Each spring, we ask current Global UGRAD participants to share photos of their experiences in the U.S. through a photo contest. This year, we asked students to submit photos in five categories: Community Service, American Experiences, Sharing Your Culture, School Spirit, and Travel & Leisure. See below the winner(s) for each category. Best Community Service Jyoti Karki from Nepal studying …

Thailand Alumni Update by Petpailin Wiangnak

When I first arrived at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), it was my very first time in the U.S. I completely appreciated my life in the States. There were a lot of beautiful places and, importantly, wonderful people. This inspired me and I had told myself that I would come back someday! When I returned to my home university, I applied …

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 …

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 …