Host Site Visit: San Francisco State University

Host Site Visit: San Francisco State University

Last month, Global UGRAD program officer Amy Broome visited San Francisco State University to meet with students, tour the campus, and connect with the many individuals on campus who make the semester so successful for Global UGRAD students. San Francisco State University (SF State), a part of the California State University system, is located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, …

Alumni Spotlight: Serbia

Alumni Spotlight: Serbia

Hello! My name is Milica Knezevic, and I am from Serbia. I attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio during the fall semester of 2017. I studied information technologies and software engineering. I am a wheelchair user and an active lobbyist for the rights of people, especially women, with disabilities, and for raising awareness about the challenges we face daily. After …

Experiencing America: UGRAD Travel Stories

Experiencing America: UGRAD Travel Stories

Experiencing the United States and American culture through travel is an essential part of the Global UGRAD program. During the semester, World Learning has heard many stories of the incredible experiences Global UGRAD participants have had around the U.S. Below are some highlights of the culturally-enriching places the spring 2023 Global UGRADs have traveled to!   “Hello everyone! I am …

Host Partner Feature: University of Central Missouri

Host Partner Feature: University of Central Missouri

World Learning is excited to showcase the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in this month’s host partner feature! UCM is currently home to seven Global UGRAD participants: Medgunowsky Balthazar II Laguerre (Haiti), Qori Fadila (Indonesia), Sheila Jamal (Mozambique), Holman Castro (Nicaragua), Cheolmin Park (South Korea), Bibinyyaz Omarova (Turkmenistan), and Orest Matsiyevsky (Ukraine). Wesley Hobson, Coordinator of Exchange and Sponsored Programs at UCM, shared how …

Alumni Reflection: Cambodia

Alumni Reflection: Cambodia

Chanreaksmey Sum was a Global UGRAD participant in the first cohort to arrive in the United States following the program hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She attended Presbyterian College during the Fall semester of 2021 and wrote an essay on her website about the seven stages of her experience while she was there. She’s happy to share her essay for …

Host Site Visit: University of Wyoming

Host Site Visit: University of Wyoming

This spring, World Learning will visit four Global UGRAD host campuses across the country. Visiting partner universities and colleges affords World Learning staff the opportunity to get an ‘on-the-ground’ experience and meet university staff and students in person. This month, Global UGRAD program officer, Jordan Ferrick, visited the University of Wyoming – home of the Cowboys! The University of Wyoming (UW) is …

Local Adventures

Local Adventures

As we approach the mid-point of the semester, Global UGRADs across the United States have become acquainted with their new homes and settled into campus life. Now comfortable at their host universities, many have set off to explore their local communities. Global UGRADs are discovering every part of the United States; from Maine to Georgia, New Hampshire to California, their …

Host Partner Feature: University of Southern Indiana

Host Partner Feature: University of Southern Indiana

This month, World Learning is pleased to highlight a long-standing partner: the University of Southern Indiana! USI is currently home to five Global UGRAD students: Mohamed Lamine Chekor (Algeria), Daria Gordon (Russia), Valerian Mutua (Kenya), Pyae Thukha (Burma), and Edwin Daniel Ramirez Guzman (Guatemala). Please read on to learn all about USI’s program and Dr. Emi Zlatkovska, who is the executive …

New Staff Announcement

New Staff Announcement

World Learning is excited to announce three new additions to the Global UGRAD team! Melanie Winters joined World Learning in March 2023 as the program officer for the South and Central Asia regions, as well as Fulbright commission partner countries. In her own words: “Hi everyone! My name is Melanie Winters and I am beyond excited to join the World …