Spring 2020 Honor Roll

Spring 2020 Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following Spring 2020 Global UGRAD participants on their academic success! These students earned a place on our honor roll by finishing their semester with a 3.75 GPA or higher. Agnesa Tahiri, Missouri State University Alexis Rafael Camargo Jimenez, Valparaiso University Alicia Belen Verdun Arguello, University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL) Alisher Siddiqov, University of South Dakota Alton …

Alumni Update: Seo In-ho, South Korea

Alumni Update: Seo In-ho, South Korea

Seo In-ho participated in the Global UGRAD program as a student at the University of Southern Indiana  during the 2017/18 program year. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul recently featured his experience to mark the 30th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act (ADA); Seo In-ho is visually impaired and was directly impacted by ADA during his time on campus. He thoughtfully …

Global UGRAD Alumni Class Secretaries: 2019/2020

Global UGRAD Alumni Class Secretaries: 2019/2020

We’re thrilled to announce the Alumni Class Secretaries for the 2019/20 program  year! The role of Class Secretaries is to strengthen ties within the Global UGRAD network – they provide updates, stories, reach out to regularly to other alumni from their home country, serve as a resource for the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in their home country and in …

Celebrating Ramadan While Social Distancing

Celebrating Ramadan While Social Distancing

Each year as Muslims, we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with fasting, praying, remembering the less fortunate, hanging the sparkly decorations on our windows, having family gatherings, and late-night visits, but this year doing all of these is impossible. The recent global pandemic forced us to ditch what we are used to; this severe situation has made social distancing, …

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 …

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 …