Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2023

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2023

Each semester, Global UGRAD students across the United States complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service to fulfill their Global UGRAD program requirement. This fall, students embraced the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their host communities by doing everything from volunteering at local charitable organizations to cleaning up local parks and gardens. Below are highlights from some of …

Fall Fun

Fall Fun

As summer bids adieu and the vibrant colors of fall paint the landscape, there’s an undeniable magic that sweeps across the United States. For Global UGRADs, this season brings forth a variety of experiences unlike any other. The crisp air, the rustling leaves, and the pumpkin-spiced everything create an unforgettable immersion into the cultural richness of autumn in the United …

Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

This month, World Learning is happy to introduce two fall 2022 alums from the Republic of Georgia: Marta Berdzenadze, who studied at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and Dea Margvelashvili, who studied at the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas. These two exceptional individuals successfully completed the Global UGRAD Program and now aim to leave a lasting impact on …

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: …

Local Adventures

Local Adventures

As Global UGRAD students arrive at their universities across the United States, they are not only introduced to a new campus and other students, but also to the local community that surrounds them. Beyond the lecture halls and textbooks, Global UGRADs are discovering the beauty of their new homes, one local adventure¬†at a time. From hiking the trails of the …

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Long before they arrive in the United States, Global UGRAD students spend countless hours contemplating what they hope to experience during their exchange program. Now that all the fall 2023 UGRAD participants are settling into life at their host institutions, World Learning asked them to list the things they most hope to do or experience during their time here. What …

Host Partner Feature: Western Washington University

Host Partner Feature: Western Washington University

This month, World Learning is thrilled to spotlight Western Washington University (WWU), which is located in Bellingham, Washington. To shed light on WWU’s commitment to international students, World Learning reached out to Richard Bruce, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, who has played a pivotal role in supporting Global UGRAD participants. Let’s dive into the conversation with Richard to …

Host Partner Feature: North Central College

Host Partner Feature: North Central College

World Learning is excited to feature North Central College¬†(NCC) in this month’s Host Partner Feature! For the Spring 2023 term, North Central College was home to four Global UGRAD students: Volha Bahdanava (Belarus), Arayan Khare (India), Maria Gonzalez (Dominican Republic), and Makedon Yunoev (Tajikistan). Ann (Annie) Carnell, the Associate Director of International Enrollment Management, shared with World Learning how North …

Spring 2023 Student Reflection

Spring 2023 Student Reflection

Vernon Gawi from Papua New Guinea attended West Virginia University¬†during the spring 2023 semester. Prior to the conclusion of his program, he shared the following reflection on some of his experiences in the United States. These include the trip to Washington, DC for the Global UGRAD Workshop as well as cultural experiences garnered while traveling during school breaks. Global UGRAD …