Cultural Enrichment Allowances

Cultural Enrichment Allowances

Global UGRAD continues to enrich students’ understanding of American culture. Thanks to the cultural enrichment allowance they receive, students can engage first-hand in authentic U.S. cultural experiences. Perhaps no one puts it better than the students themselves! Natthanitcha Khemnapak | Thailand | West Liberty University “I have always been and always will be a big Harry Potter fan. So, I …

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

This month we feature two alumni from Thailand who had different UGRAD semesters. Pharinya Auttho (James) | Fall 2019 | Keuka College My name is Pharinya and I go by “James”. I was a UGRADer back in the fall of 2019 at Keuka College, New York. My major there was Political Science and History, and I took classes in International Relations …

Campus Visit: University of Wisconsin Stout

Campus Visit: University of Wisconsin Stout

In October 2023, Jordan Ferrick (Global UGRAD Program Officer) had the privilege of visiting the University of Wisconsin Stout (UW Stout). Located in the charming town of Menomonie, Wisconsin, the campus is an attractive blend of academia and natural beauty. The campus itself is spread across 125 acres. With a student population of over 9,500, UW Stout manages to strike …

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 …

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Hello UGRADs! My name is Sibonisiwe Ngubeni and I was privileged to represent my country, Zimbabwe, as a Global UGRAD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in the spring semester of 2019. UTK, also known as Rocky Top, was packed with opportunities, hospitality, energy, tradition, green spaces, and quiet corners; a true breeding ground for thriving global changemakers. …

Current Student Spotlight: El Salvador & Albania

Current Student Spotlight: El Salvador & Albania

The Global UGRAD program opens doors for participants to pursue passions and causes important to them. This semester, two UGRADs have shared their personal experiences and represented their home countries in unique ways. Whether it is speaking at a fundraising event or co-starting a blog featuring international students, these students have taken advantage of opportunities during their Global UGRAD programs. …

Campus Visit: University of Southern Indiana

Campus Visit: University of Southern Indiana

In October, Amy Broome (Global UGRAD Senior Program Officer) traveled to Evansville, Indiana to visit the University of Southern Indiana (USI). During her visit, she met with the amazing staff at the Center for International Programs who support the Global UGRAD students each semester, including the four students on campus for the fall 2023 semester. USI is located on a …

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 …

Experiencing U.S. Academics

Experiencing U.S. Academics

Global UGRAD students bring diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses. From over 60 countries around the world, they provide different ideas and experiences that enrich the classroom environment and foster global understanding. While studying in another country is a thrilling adventure, it also comes with a set of challenges such as language barriers, cultural adjustments, and adapting to a new education …

Student Spotlight: Cambodia

Student Spotlight: Cambodia

Global UGRAD students are incredibly adaptable and curious. For the past two months, they have enthusiastically pursued the opportunities brought about by new environments, peers, languages, and experiences. Every so often, however, they find solace in a “home away from home.” Music, food, and people from students’ home countries offer a special type of comfort in a new setting. On …