Sporting Events & School Spirit

Sporting Events & School Spirit

Global UGRAD participants across the country are exceptionally busy taking in all of the Fall festivities in their local communities and campuses. With football and homecoming season in full swing, many UGRADs are experiencing these quintessential U.S. college events for the first time and sparing no energy in displaying their school pride.   “Tailgate is a big deal here and …

Host Partner Feature: University of Alaska – Anchorage

Host Partner Feature: University of Alaska – Anchorage

The University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) is hosting our Global UGRAD students for the second time, and we are proud to feature them this month. Gökhan Karahan works directly with our Global UGRAD students and shares his perspective on the international student experience. How long have you been working at the University of Alaska – Anchorage? What is your role? …

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

Community Service Spotlight: Fall 2022

As part of their program requirements, Global UGRADs complete at least 20 hours of community service. While at first, this might seem like another requirement to complete, this often ends up being the highlight and most meaningful part of the program for many of the participants. Below are several highlights from community service events that current UGRADs have completed so …

Partner Feature: Carroll College

Partner Feature: Carroll College

We are excited to highlight one of our host university partners, Carroll College, this month! In this feature, you’ll learn more about Shannon Ackeret, Carroll’s Director of Global Education, as well as some of the opportunities and programs available to international students at Carroll College, located in Helena, Montana. Shannon Ackeret, Director of Global Education, at Carroll College How long …

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 …

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

Partner Feature: Central Washington University

This month we are pleased to highlight our host partner, Central Washington University (CWU)! Rachel Gordon, International Partnerships Manager for the Office of International Studies & Programs at CWU, introduces herself and shares more about the exciting opportunities and programs available to international students at CWU.   How long have you been working at CWU? What is your role? I …

Partner Feature: Oglethorpe University

Partner Feature: Oglethorpe University

We are thrilled to feature one of our host partners, Oglethorpe University, this month! Marisa Atencio, the Assistant Dean and Director of Global Education at Oglethorpe, introduces herself and shares more about the fun programs and opportunities available to international students placed at the university. How long have you been working at Oglethorpe? What is your role? While I have …

Partner Feature: Kansas State University

Partner Feature: Kansas State University

This month we are excited to highlight our host partner, Kansas State University (K-State for short). Wendy Matthews has worked at Kansas State on and off since 1983 but has spent the last nine years in the Special Programs/Sponsored Students branch of the Office of International Programs. Here, Wendy shares more about what international students at K-State can expect. What does your …