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 …

Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Woman I Admire

Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Woman I Admire

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Global UGRAD students reflected on women from all backgrounds and walks of life who have inspired them to pursue their dreams. Maureen Tejeda, Dominican Republic, University Houston-Victoria: The woman who has inspired me to continue pursuing my dreams is the best known as “RBG”, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of …

Lessons I Learned While Living in the USA

Lessons I Learned While Living in the USA

An exchange semester is a dream for many and it’s for that reason I was the happiest because I was living all my fantasies. Though with each new experience, I had a lesson in life. Without further ado, here’re what a semester in the U.S. has taught me: I May Not Understand Something, but I Learned to Accept Just because …

Spring 2019 First Impressions

Spring 2019 First Impressions

World Learning asked our Global UGRADs to describe their first impressions of their host campuses. Check out what they said about their ‘homes’ for this semester! Adina Joseph, Malaysia, Chatham University: My first impression of my campus was if I was in a Narnia or Harry Potter world setting. Chatham University is so beautiful it almost does not feel real. …

Celebrating the Lunar New Year Across the U.S.!

Celebrating the Lunar New Year Across the U.S.!

Zihan Xu, China, Emporia State University: The year of the pig in the lunar calendar has just come. This is my first time spending the Spring Festival away from family and friends. The Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese people. This is when families reunite to enjoy meals and conversations. No matter how far people are from their …

Global UGRAD Alumnus Wins Second Place in Student Energy Challenge – 2018

Global UGRAD Alumnus Wins Second Place in Student Energy Challenge – 2018

While I had been studying at the University of Arkansas in Spring 2018, my friends from Kazakhstan invited me to participate in “Student Energy Challenge – 2018” sponsored by Shell within the framework of the World Petroleum Meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan on October 2-3, 2018. Our aim was to scientifically and economically develop the solution to current ecological problems of …

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This spring, Global UGRAD participants were invited to take part in a photo contest by submitting their best shots from the semester. World Learning received over 200 photo submissions featuring participants sharing their culture and exploring the United States. Among these, six winning photos were selected. The following winners were announced with a roaring round of applause at the End of …