Mozambique Alumni Update: Euclidio “James” Alberto

Everyday when I wake up I remember one of my favorite quotes “If we do not like the results we are getting, we must change whatever habits that keep us from having the same results. To measure our goals we should appreciate every single progress we are making towards our bigger plans”. Growing up in Mozambique I had the opportunity to …

Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Global UGRAD, administered by World Learning, has always strived to provide the best experiences to their Global UGRADers. From instilling a sense of confidence in each of them to making them believe in their potentials to create a change, they have been successful in creating dedicated leaders year after year. Being a finalist this year was a surreal experience and …

Turkmenistan Alumni Update: Aleksandr Kinyakin

Turkmenistan Alumni Update: Aleksandr Kinyakin

Much time hadn’t passed between my unforgettable international experience as a Global UGRADer, and when I was granted a new scholarship for an exchange year in Austria. The organization that I’m thankful to is similar to that of World Learning, but it’s called OeAD and operates in Austria. OeAD is Austria’s main organization for international mobility and cooperation programs in …

Holiday Adventures by Mohamed Sadek Bouanane

After a long semester of hard work, involvement in different student activities, and maybe a bit of partying, I was very excited for the upcoming winter break. Having already visited nearby Chicago and even New York City, I could not wait to explore the west coast of the United States. I began planning to visit three major cities, including San …

#EoPinDC: Global UGRAD Fall End of Program Workshop

#EoPinDC: Global UGRAD Fall End of Program Workshop

Each year, it’s always an exciting and bittersweet time when we welcome the academic semester Global UGRAD participants to Washington, DC for our End of Program Workshop (for social media fans, #EoPinDC). This fall, from November 19th-22nd, 114 participants converged on our nation’s capital for three unforgettable days of learning, leadership, and camaraderie – and a whole lot of fun along …

U.S. Academic Culture: A Firsthand Reflection by Hasna El Asri

U.S. Academic Culture: A Firsthand Reflection by Hasna El Asri

The only truth I used to hold in my mind about the U.S. academic system was its ranking among the first globally. Today, I am experiencing this truth through my own personal perspective. I finally stepped into the American classroom and gained the greatest insight into what is truly called the U.S. academic system. As a Global UGRAD exchange student …

Journey to the United States

Journey to the United States

The Journey Begins “When ‘Life is full of surprises’ meets with a ‘Dream comes true’ moment, things simply can’t get any better. Being able to participate in the Global UGRAD Program has been an experience of a lifetime! In Bangladesh, as soon as I completed my semester final exams, I was psyched and excited to prepare myself to board my flight to head …

Semester Snapshots: Spring Adventures

These past few months have been jam-packed with exciting adventures for our spring-semester Global UGRAD participants. Here’s a peek into how they’ve been making the most of their Global UGRAD experiences thus far. Service. University Pride. Urban Adventures. Cultural Exchange. Discovery. Every Global UGRAD takes his or her own journey of exploration, encounter, and discovery – stay tuned for more …

Winter Break Tales

Of the 252 2016-17 Global UGRAD students, 33 remained in the United States over the winter holiday break at their host universities. Some stayed on campus and took the opportunity to volunteer in their host communities. For others, the break was an opportunity to travel to other cities and to visit family and/or friends not on campus. Here is a …