Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

Alumni Spotlight: Georgia

This month, World Learning is happy to introduce two fall 2022 alums from the Republic of Georgia: Marta Berdzenadze, who studied at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and Dea Margvelashvili, who studied at the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas. These two exceptional individuals successfully completed the Global UGRAD Program and now aim to leave a lasting impact on …

Campus Visits: Georgia College & State University and University of Mississippi

Campus Visits: Georgia College & State University and University of Mississippi

Georgia College & State University This September, Global UGRAD Program Officer, Melanie Winters, had the opportunity to visit Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville, Georgia. During the visit, Melanie was able to engage with GCSU staff, gain valuable insights into the university’s processes and student experiences, and meet with the Global UGRAD participants studying there this fall semester: …

Alumni Event Feature: Sri Lanka

Alumni Event Feature: Sri Lanka

Upon successfully completing the Global UGRAD Program and returning to their home countries, students become part of robust and diverse alumni networks. These alumni groups often hold gatherings, uniting multiple cohorts of Global UGRAD alumni in one place. On September 7th, Global UGRAD alumni in Sri Lanka were invited by the U.S. Embassy to a gathering hosted in the country’s …

First Impressions from Global UGRAD Fall 2023 Students

First Impressions from Global UGRAD Fall 2023 Students

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) is a space for risk-takers. Many Global UGRADs had seldom travelled outside their home countries; far fewer had ever stepped foot in the United States. Nonetheless, they arrived with open minds and enthusiasm, excited to experience both the beauty and the challenges in the semester ahead. Becoming entirely immersed in a new language, environment, …

Local Adventures

Local Adventures

As Global UGRAD students arrive at their universities across the United States, they are not only introduced to a new campus and other students, but also to the local community that surrounds them. Beyond the lecture halls and textbooks, Global UGRADs are discovering the beauty of their new homes, one local adventure at a time. From hiking the trails of the …

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Long before they arrive in the United States, Global UGRAD students spend countless hours contemplating what they hope to experience during their exchange program. Now that all the fall 2023 UGRAD participants are settling into life at their host institutions, World Learning asked them to list the things they most hope to do or experience during their time here. What …

Host Partner Feature: Western Washington University

Host Partner Feature: Western Washington University

This month, World Learning is thrilled to spotlight Western Washington University (WWU), which is located in Bellingham, Washington. To shed light on WWU’s commitment to international students, World Learning reached out to Richard Bruce, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, who has played a pivotal role in supporting Global UGRAD participants. Let’s dive into the conversation with Richard to …

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan

Hello! My name is Lina AlSarayreh, from Amman, Jordan. I am an alum of the Global UGRAD 2022/2023 Exchange Program and attended Portland State University (PSU) during the fall 2022 semester. Having to return home after such an enriching exchange program experience and readjust to my old routine was quite difficult at first. I was still overwhelmed by all the …

Welcome to the Fall 2023 Global UGRAD Cohort

Welcome to the Fall 2023 Global UGRAD Cohort

August has been a busy month as Global UGRAD participants from all over the world are arriving in the United States for the fall 2023 semester of the Global UGRAD Program! World Learning is excited to welcome 319 students this academic year, with 144 participating in the program this fall. They hail from 62 countries and will be attending one …

Alumni Reflection: Malaysia

Alumni Reflection: Malaysia

Hi! I’m Hervinder Kaur, Global UGRAD 2022-2023 alum from Malaysia. I attended Florida Gulf Coast University during the fall semester. The Global UGRAD Program has been my “time of life,” a journey I wish I could re-live all over again. It allowed me to experience a world-class education system, where I could express my individuality without fear of judgment. UGRAD …