Global UGRAD In the News

Global UGRAD In the News

From community service to mountaineering, our Global UGRAD participants have surmounted the toughest challenges and accomplished extraordinary feats this past semester. Some of their accomplishments have been featured in university, local, and international news publications. Continue reading below to view articles featuring Global UGRAD students, clicking on images to view the original article. Poorna Malavath at Minnesota State University – …

Alumni Summit: Algeria

Alumni Summit: Algeria

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers hosted the DZ Alumni Summit. This one-day event provided exchange alumni from across Algeria with the opportunity to participate in various presentations, workshops, and leadership skills trainings. The Summit also provided participants the opportunity to network with each other and to brainstorm service initiatives for the future. Below, you can read the reflections of …

Experiencing America: Thanksgiving

Experiencing America: Thanksgiving

This semester’s Global UGRAD students had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their host communities, gathering with other international students as well as with American families. Enjoy these reflections by the Global UGRAD participants on their Thanksgiving experiences! Souksavanh Vongthongchit, Laos, St. Ambrose University “Thanksgiving is a special U.S. holiday when American people take this time to show thanks for …

American Culture: Q&A with Huy Thuc Ha and Dr. Campbell

To celebrate teacher appreciation week, World Learning interviewed Global UGRAD student Huy Thuc Ha and his professor Dr. Carolyn Campbell, regarding their experiences in the African American Studies course at Wayne State University. Huy is from Vietnam studying Industrial Management, and Dr. Campbell is a professor in the Department of African American Studies. Q: As an international student, what was …

China Alumni Update by Shuodong Liu

China Alumni Update by Shuodong Liu

I’m very pleased to share some of my post-Global UGRAD stories here, some brand-new experiences during the past 10 months. Since I went back to China after my exchange life in Detroit, I graduated from university in June 2017 with a bachelor degree of engineering. I eventually didn’t choose electrical engineering as my career direction. I believe that my exchange life …

Alumni Update: Where is my UGRAD Post Now? Panama Edition

Alumni Update: Where is my UGRAD Post Now? Panama Edition

Global UGRAD Panama REALLY loves their Global UGRAD posts, which makes us REALLY happy!  We are excited to share with you below the updates of many of our Panamanian Global UGRAD alumni. Karan Kishinani, Global UGRAD 2016-17 at Wayne State University After returning home upon the completion my Global UGRAD journey, I continued my education as a senior student at the …

All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service – Part II

All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service – Part II

A few months ago, we shared inspiring stories about the volunteer work of several of our fall semester participants. Now, as the spring semester rapidly draws to a close, we’re excited to highlight our current Global UGRAD participants and how they’re getting on with their community service hours. From tutoring and after-school care to event coordination and more, Global UGRADs …

Global UGRAD in the News

Our Global UGRAD participants are extraordinary. This month, we are showcasing three news articles published by different campus organizations scattered throughout the United States to highlight this fact. Please click below to read about how six Global UGRADs are experiencing campus life. Enjoy! Wandee and Lidiya at Georgia College & State University Timur at Keene State College Radia and Goga at Wayne …

First Impressions

First Impressions

Several weeks ago, we asked our Global UGRADs to describe their first impressions of their host campuses. Some casually explained their campus alligators, while others spoke about just how incredibly BIG their campus library is. Check out more about our spring Global UGRAD participants’ first impressions of their ‘homes’ for the next semester! Florida Gulf Coast University The first thing …

From Where I Stand Part II – the Global UGRAD photojournalism project

From Where I Stand Part II – the Global UGRAD photojournalism project

Ani Khachatryan, Armenia, University of Memphis, Global UGRAD 2016-17 After spending four exciting months in the U.S., I went back to Armenia with valuable and unforgettable experiences and reunited with my friends and family. Since then I have finished a Data Science program and have received a professional certificate from Microsoft. Right now, I am in Boston, MA doing an awesome …