Welcoming the 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

Welcoming the 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Cohort!

The 2022-2023 Global UGRAD Program cohort will be in full swing this month! We are excited to welcome 310 participants this upcoming academic year, with 158 participants coming to the United States this fall semester. Our participants not only demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to service but also come from a variety of backgrounds, representing 61 countries. Each …

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Hello! This is Madinay Chhuon from Cambodia. I am currently working with Swisscontact as a Project Coordinator on a cross-border trade facilitation project. I was part of the Global UGRAD 2017 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Five years later, I still reminisce about my time there and its impact on me. Through this writing, I will talk …

New Team Member Announcement

New Team Member Announcement

Global UGRAD is excited to announce a new addition to our team! On April 18th, Michelle Bolourchi joined as the Program Manager: “I grew up in a bicultural household where my interest in international education and languages blossomed. My first time living abroad was during my junior year in college when I had the opportunity to study in Germany. I’m …

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. …

Welcome our New Teammates!

Please help us welcome our two newest Global UGRAD team members! Cameron Teaney is joining as the Program Associate for the NEA (Middle East and North Africa) and WHA (Latin America and the Caribbean) regions. Cameron previously worked as a teacher at an international school in Turkey. Her time and experiences there cultivated a desire to work in an international …

Student Cultural Presentations

Student Cultural Presentations

Our Global UGRAD students have been busy showcasing their home countries at cultural events from fashion shows, to dances, to presentations. Please enjoy these pictures and stories from some of those events. “These are photos from the multicultural fashion show that took place on March 5th, 2022. This is my first time walking the runway in a fashion show. I’m very …