Pack Light!

Pack Light!

As many spring semester Global UGRADs were, I was excited to come to the United States. I was daydreaming about the fascinating conversations I would have even before arriving. “Where is your luggage?” This was the first question I was asked again and again as I moved from the airport to the hotel, then from the hotel to the new …

Lunar New Year Across U.S. Campuses

Lunar New Year Across U.S. Campuses

  “At Maryville College, we celebrated Chinese New Year with Lucky Lion Dancers on January 16, 2020. The celebration was held by Study Abroad Ambassadors. I wanted to participate in the event because people believe that if you watch the Lucky Lion Dancers, it will brush away bad things from last year and bring you good luck this year. I …

Spring 2019 Site Visits

Spring 2019 Site Visits

World Learning staff had a busy spring traveling all over the country visiting Global UGRADs at their host universities. Continue reading below about the fruitful visits and thank you to the universities for hosting us! Vitalie Diaconu at Bemidji State University Vitalie visited Bemidji State University (BSU), a first-time host institution, located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Bemidji …

Making Connections Through Religion  

Making Connections Through Religion  

Doni Rizki Akbar, Indonesia, Indiana State University: I have two local families around my campus who really care about me. One family is Muslim and the other is Christian, and they are both like my host families. The first is the Alam family. They are a Bangladeshi-American family who have lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years. There …