The Art of the Spring Selfie

The Art of the Spring Selfie

Please enjoy these photos of current Global UGRAD participants perfecting the art of the spring selfie! We hope they inspire you to get outside and safely enjoy nature. From left to right and top to bottom, these students are: Linara at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Sitora at University of Southern Indiana, Suzana at University of South Dakota, Baltazar at Troy …

Global UGRADs Featured in Campus News

Global UGRADs Featured in Campus News

The host institutions that help make Global UGRAD possible work hard to give participants a platform to share about their culture on campus. Central Washington University and Troy University recently interviewed students about their exchange experience and featured their stories on social media. Check it out below! Troy university's International Student Cultural Organization better known as "ISCO" takes time each …

Celebrating International Women’s Day: The Woman Who Inspires Me the Most

Celebrating International Women’s Day: The Woman Who Inspires Me the Most

Thinking about this article had me browsing the internet, looking for famous, great women to inspire me. I looked at Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg….but deep down, I already knew who my inspiration is: my mother (let me explain–I don’t want to sound cliche!). In 2008, Zimbabwe went through a serious economic meltdown. …

Alumni Update: Ransi Karunarathna, Sri Lanka

Alumni Update: Ransi Karunarathna, Sri Lanka

The Global UGRAD Program was a transformative experience, because I had the chance to explore U.S. diversity and culture. For me, traveling is more than simply seeing another place; it is an opportunity to learn about and reflect on my experiences. Although I have traveled to and studied in many international cities, the United Nations headquarter in New York City …

Global UGRAD Students Celebrate Black History

Global UGRAD Students Celebrate Black History

With the start of Black History Month this February, we asked Global UGRAD participants to reflect on their experiences learning about African American history and culture while in the United States. Check out a sampling of these reflections below: Worawit Dumklang, Thailand, Maryville College On January 20th, 2020, I attended a silent march as a part of the Martin Luther …