Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Self-Care

Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Self-Care

As the academic year is coming to a close, this semester’s Global UGRAD participants are diligently working on their final papers and exams. In order to manage moments of high stress and other challenges that accompany being away from home, it is important to know how to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Through the program’s Online Professional …

Exploring America: Trip to the Canyons

Exploring America: Trip to the Canyons

Six international students from Ukraine, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, South Korea, and Pakistan decided to go on an absolutely wonderful adventure. It was a spontaneous decision and it took us 20 minutes to determine our itinerary, which included six National Parks: Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley,  and the Arches. It was an extremely intense four day …

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 …

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Moe Maung Maung, Burma, East Tennessee State University: One of my goals for applying to the Global UGRAD Program was that I wanted to re-start something I stopped doing – drawing.  Due to some conditions, I had put aside drawing for many days, months, and years. However, I have been drawing again for one and a half months at ETSU. …

Global UGRAD and the Love of Language

Global UGRAD and the Love of Language

February 21st marked International Mother Language Day. In celebration of the diversity of languages, two Global UGRAD participants share their passion for learning and speaking multiple languages. Their interest in the study of language has propelled them to continue learning new words, cultures, and ways of thinking about the world around them. We hope you will enjoy reading their perspectives …

Lessons I Learned While Living in the USA

Lessons I Learned While Living in the USA

An exchange semester is a dream for many and it’s for that reason I was the happiest because I was living all my fantasies. Though with each new experience, I had a lesson in life. Without further ado, here’re what a semester in the U.S. has taught me: I May Not Understand Something, but I Learned to Accept Just because …

Spring 2019 First Impressions

Spring 2019 First Impressions

World Learning asked our Global UGRADs to describe their first impressions of their host campuses. Check out what they said about their ‘homes’ for this semester! Adina Joseph, Malaysia, Chatham University: My first impression of my campus was if I was in a Narnia or Harry Potter world setting. Chatham University is so beautiful it almost does not feel real. …