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

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

Zihan Xu, China, Emporia State University:┬áThe 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 …

Thailand Alumni Update by Petpailin Wiangnak

When I first arrived at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), it was my very first time in the U.S. I completely appreciated my life in the States. There were a lot of beautiful places and, importantly, wonderful people. This inspired me and I had told myself that I would come back┬ásomeday! When I returned to my home university, I applied …

Alumni Update: Raushan Zhandayeva, Kazakhstan, CSUB

One of the most important lessons that I received during my Global UGRAD experience back in 2016 was the importance of cross-cultural communication. Today, starting my Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the University of Notre Dame, I cannot underestimate this invaluable message. The Keough School of Global Affairs, my new home for the next two years, is the …