Exploring the U.S. with CEA Funds!

This semester, World Learning provided Global UGRAD students the opportunity to apply for a Cultural Enrichment Allowance (CEA) to explore U.S. culture by attending musicals and concerts; going to museums and theme parks; visiting monuments, and more. Below are some of the cultural areas in which students gained knowledge. The Environment Zheng Liu, China, Florida Gulf Coast University I visited …

Global UGRAD in the News

The Global UGRAD participants continue to amaze us with their extraordinary participation at their host universities. Over the course of this semester, many students’ campus participation has been highlighted through articles published by their host institutions. Continue reading below to view articles featuring Global UGRAD students, clicking on the individual links to be connected to the original article. Beshoy Ewida …

New Horizons: Making Art and Exploring U.S. History

New Horizons: Making Art and Exploring U.S. History

As we wrap up the semester, Global UGRAD students reflect on their experiences exploring new subjects! Khin Oo, Burma, Iowa Wesleyan University Even though my major is Business, I have been very interested in art since I was little. I also had a dream of studying art abroad. The Global UGRAD Program finally fulfilled this dream. At Iowa Wesleyan University, …

#EoPinDC: Global UGRAD Fall End-of-Program Summit

#EoPinDC: Global UGRAD Fall End-of-Program Summit

Last month, 117 students from over 60 countries and 70 universities around the U.S. assembled in Washington for this semester’s End-of-Program Summit. From November 11-15th, they worked together to sharpen their leadership capabilities, expand their professional skills, brainstorm strategies to cope with reverse culture shock, and learn how to become active and engaged alumni of the U.S. Department of State. …

Celebrating Autumn

Celebrating Autumn

I welcomed this fall through two joyous celebrations. Last month, I went to Chinatown in New York City. I was surprised by those old-fashioned Chinese style buildings as it felt like home. Since the Mid-Autumn festival was coming up, many shopkeepers were selling mooncakes of all different flavors. I bought a big Chinese date-flavored mooncake. In the afternoon, I ate …

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 …

Global UGRAD 2019-2020 Application is Open!

The application for 2019-2020 Global UGRAD Program is now open! Do you know someone who would be interested? Share! Do you think you would be a great candidate? Apply! For more information and how to apply, visit our website: www.worldlearning.org/ugrad. Make sure to also follow the Global UGRAD Program on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated on important deadlines and …

Rediscovering My Love for Badminton

Rediscovering My Love for Badminton

I used to play badminton when I was in high school with my little sister at the court near our apartment every evening. However, I gave it up once I began preparing for my university entrance exam. As soon as I arrived at Troy University, the first thing that grabbed my attention was a Badminton Club poster on the wall. …

Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Interview an American

Throughout their time in the United States, and before their departure, Global UGRAD participants complete our custom-made Online Professional and Academic Learning Course (OPAL). This course is designed to help Global UGRAD students transition into the American university system. Students go on to complete a series of modules with distinct themes. For the second OPAL module , we asked students …