Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Alumni Spotlight: Mongolia

Hello UGRADs! My name is Temuulen Enkhbat from Mongolia. It has been exactly eight months since my exchange studies at Ball State University finished in December 2021. This experience was one of the most impactful events in my life in three ways. It gave me the reassurance of my passion, reflection on my journey, and the opportunity to explore diversity. …

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Alumni Spotlight: Nepal

Hi everyone, I am Som Raj Sharma, a soon-to-be graduate in Mathematical Sciences with a Major in Actuarial Science from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Tribhuvan University. I am a Global UGRAD 2021 Alumni Class Secretary from Nepal who completed his in-person exchange program in the fall semester of 2021 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. I …

Alumni Spotlight: Nicaragua

Alumni Spotlight: Nicaragua

Hello everyone! I’m Guisselle Celis, a Global UGRAD alumna from Nicaragua. During my Global UGRAD experience, I was lucky enough to attend Presbyterian College during the 2019 spring semester in South Carolina. I still can remember the day I received the email confirming that I had been selected as one of the program’s recipients, and I don’t think I’ve ever …

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Alumni Spotlight: Zimbabwe

Hi all, I’m Leonard Mushunje, a Fall 2021 Global UGRAD student from Zimbabwe. I recently graduated from Midlands State University with a distinction in Mathematics and Statistics. When I was selected as a Global UGRAD finalist and was placed at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, I had mixed feelings. On reflection, being a Global UGRAD student was one of …

Alumni Spotlight: Panama

Alumni Spotlight: Panama

Hello! I am Eduardo Javier Cortes Valderrama from Panama. I participated in the Global UGRAD program during the fall of 2021 and studied at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.   After my experience as a Global UGRAD, I started to reflect on how inspiring and life-changing this experience was. Not only because I had the opportunity to create unforgettable moments or …

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 …

Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Alumni Update: Zimbabwe

Hello, this is Michael Mbulelo Ncube from Zimbabwe. I was a Global UGRAD student in the fall of 2019, and I studied at Georgia College and State University. Ever since I got back home, I’ve hit the ground running. From my time in the U.S., I was incredibly inspired by the infrastructural development of the U.S. public education system, particularly …

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Hello, this is Mengly Ky from Cambodia and I am currently a communication officer at Swisscontact based in Cambodia. I was the UGRAD scholarship grantee at Juniata College, Huntington, Pennsylvania back in the Fall of 2018. The afterglow and lessons I learned during that time of my life are forever imprinted in my mind and keep shaping my life journey …

Alumni Update: Mozambique

Alumni Update: Mozambique

My name is Euclidio “James” Alberto, I am from Mozambique. I was the first Mozambican to be selected as a Global UGRAD scholar (2013-2014) when the program was introduced in my home country. I went to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts where I studied International Relations. When I arrived at my new school, not only did I attend classes, I got …