UGRAD Alumni Innovate in DC

Panamanian UGRAD Alumni Denisse Gonzalez (University of Wyoming 2011) and Franklin Gomez (University of Missouri-Columbia 2010) are in Washington, D.C. this fall as participants in The U.S. – Panama Innovation and Competitiveness Program.  This honors program is funded by the Panamanian government in cooperation with The Washington Center in Washington, DC and aims to promote local leadership through the ideals of responsible …

Remembering Sorayah Lemaine

It is with great sadness that we share news of the recent passing of Haitian UGRAD alumna Sorayah Lemaine. Sorayah was a talented and driven young woman who studied Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Missouri-Columbia during the 2010-2011 academic year.  During her time on the UGRAD Program, she made an impact on both her university and community …

Alumni Class Secretary Updates

Venezuela Ginet Cristina Ochoa (11-12) is starting to produce a new TV show for musicians and cultural events that support art.  She is also creating documentaries about the different cultures in Venezuela, such as indigenous people and immigrants. The documentaries will be used to teach kids about all the cultures in Venezuela. After graduating this December, Ginet plans to apply …

Travelin' in the North Country

In November Tom Bruey ventured to Minnesota and Wisconsin to visit UGRADs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota.  The university staff were very welcoming and the students amazing hosts –Tom enjoyed devouring giant burgers in Eau Claire, getting chased by ducks and geese at St. Kate, and visiting one of his favorite coffee spots in Minneapolis. …

Cupcakes, Koalas and Pink Wookies, Oh My!

Every October, World Learning holds a Halloween Costume Contest.  This year, many UGRADers donned unique costumes, painted their faces to match and collaborated with friends to compete for the most original, cutest, most elaborate, scariest and best ensemble Halloween costumes.  Congratulations to the winners! You will soon find out if you receive a Trick or Treat!

Thanksgiving Celebrations

Thanksgiving is an important holiday for people to share their community spirit with one another and give thanks for the gifts they have received this year.  Click on the web link below to see our UGRADers celebrate Thanksgiving. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldlearning/sets/72157632128392045/

Utah UGRADers Catch the Election Buzz

This fall, Global UGRAD students have been actively engaged in presidential and local election campaigns.  World Learning asked Alit Sudarsana and Jovana Osmajic from the University of Utah to write about their experiences volunteering with the Romney and Obama campaigns.  After reading their perspectives we invite you to share your own stories and thoughts in the comments.   I Wayan Alit Sudarsana, Indonesia, University of …

Ace Your Exams!

It’s that time of year again, final exams are right around the corner and it’s time to start studying. Don’t panic! Final exams and midterms can be stressful, but by managing your time well and taking care of yourself, they can be a lot less overwhelming. As a senior at American University, over the last few years I’ve learned a …

UGRAD's Newest Team Member

Jessica Wilkinson is a new World Learning intern with the Global UGRAD team.  A dual citizen of Brazil and the U.S. she learned to speak Portuguese and developed an appreciation of international affairs living in Brazil for 15 years and studying at the American School of Brasilia. After moving to the United States, she attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received …