Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

Global UGRAD Bucket Lists

One month into their exchange program, Global UGRAD participants are hard at work setting ambitious goals to make the most of their semester. Now that they have familiarized themselves with campus and settled into life in the United States, they have begun to think about the events, activities, or objectives they hope to accomplish before they depart in May. As …

Alumni Spotlight: Mozambique

Alumni Spotlight: Mozambique

In this month’s alumni spotlight, World Learning is thrilled to highlight the remarkable efforts of three Global UGRAD alumni from Mozambique who are joining forces to establish an organization dedicated to promoting climate literacy within their homeland. Xana Maunze, a Global UGRAD participant from the 2017-2018 cohort who studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, embarked on her journey toward sustainability during …

What’s in Your Bag?

What’s in Your Bag?

As snow descends on much of the United States, the majority of the spring 2024 Global UGRAD students are busy unpacking their bags and settling into campus life for the semester, while others are finishing penultimate preparations in their home countries before their departure later this month. Equally important to all the new experiences each student will have in the …

Advice from Alumni

Advice from Alumni

The new year ushers in the arrival of new Global UGRAD participants for the spring semester. Participants consider so many important things as they begin their program, from scheduling classes to budgeting money to managing time. Who better to share advice on navigating this transition than Global UGRAD alumni? Minh Thu Nguyen | Vietnam | Northern Michigan University | Fall …

Alumni Spotlight: A Global UGRAD Mini-Reunion

Alumni Spotlight: A Global UGRAD Mini-Reunion

In the spirit of fostering lifelong connections and celebrating the diverse achievements of Global UGRAD alumni, Michelle Cerén (El Salvador), Sophia Pylypyuk (Ukraine), and Abdessadeq Ourkiya (Morocco), recently embarked on a reunion that transcended borders and cultures. All three were Global UGRAD participants at Marymount University in the Fall 2016 semester. In this collaborative article, they share about their experience …

Host Partner Feature: Nazareth University

Host Partner Feature: Nazareth University

This month, World Learning is excited to feature Nazareth University which has two Global UGRAD students attending this semester. Laura Barnard, Assistant Director of the Center for International Education, was kind enough to answer some questions about herself and the university: How long have you been working at Nazareth University and what is your role?  I’ve been at Nazareth University …

End of Program Workshop: Fall 2023

End of Program Workshop: Fall 2023

World Learning hosted the fall 2023 Global UGRAD End of Program Workshop from November 8 to 11 in Washington, D.C. The event saw 145 Global UGRAD students from 51 countries participate in an event that is not only the highlight of the semester but also a uniquely UGRAD experience. Workshop sessions began on Thursday, November 9. Following insightful opening remarks …

Cultural Enrichment Allowances

Cultural Enrichment Allowances

Global UGRAD continues to enrich students’ understanding of American culture. Thanks to the cultural enrichment allowance they receive, students can engage first-hand in authentic U.S. cultural experiences. Perhaps no one puts it better than the students themselves! Natthanitcha Khemnapak | Thailand | West Liberty University “I have always been and always will be a big Harry Potter fan. So, I …

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

Alumni Spotlight: Thailand

This month we feature two alumni from Thailand who had different UGRAD semesters. Pharinya Auttho (James) | Fall 2019 | Keuka College My name is Pharinya and I go by “James”. I was a UGRADer back in the fall of 2019 at Keuka College, New York. My major there was Political Science and History, and I took classes in International Relations …

Campus Visit: University of Wisconsin Stout

Campus Visit: University of Wisconsin Stout

In October 2023, Jordan Ferrick (Global UGRAD Program Officer) had the privilege of visiting the University of Wisconsin Stout (UW Stout). Located in the charming town of Menomonie, Wisconsin, the campus is an attractive blend of academia and natural beauty. The campus itself is spread across 125 acres. With a student population of over 9,500, UW Stout manages to strike …