Michael Ncube on Finding Inspiration

Michael Ncube on Finding Inspiration

I have been humbled and blessed to have been selected for the Global UGRAD scholarship program which sent three finalists from Zimbabwe to study in the United States of America for a semester during the 2019-2020 academic year. This experience was an eye opener to how brilliantly the United States of America functions and the capacity to which resources are …

Global UGRAD Website Redesign

Global UGRAD Website Redesign

This year, the Global UGRAD interactive website was redesigned with updated information and stories to give a better glimpse of the program’s goals and impact. Since 2008, World Learning has worked with over 2,500 college students and facilitated their exchange in the United States. Through our “Alumni Voices” and “Global UGRADs in the News” sections, you’ll be able to read …

International Education Week 2020: November 16-20

International Education Week 2020: November 16-20

Each year, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education work together to present a variety of events, information sessions, and panels for International Education Week (IEW). This joint effort works to celebrate the importance and impact of international education and exchanges around the world. This year, events will be held via numerous platforms between November 16-20. …

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

As we did last month, we are happy to once again feature one of the 50+ universities that host Global UGRAD students during their time in the United States.  Jillian Collins, the Director of sponsored student programs at the University of Missouri, Columbia, shares some of the ways Mizzou promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about …

From Where I Stand: November 2020 Edition

From Where I Stand: November 2020 Edition

Roshni Nagrani Lalwani, Panama, Carroll College, Global UGRAD 2016-17 Before getting into UGRAD, back then I was just a student focused on grades and studies with no thought of participating in extracurricular activities. Since the completion of UGRAD, I realized how important is to participate into activities that are organized at the university. With this mindset, in 2017 I was …

Virtual ELT Responses: Indigenous Peoples Around the World

Virtual ELT Responses: Indigenous Peoples Around the World

November is Native American Heritage Month, in which we honor the diverse cultures, histories, and traditions of indigenous peoples in the United States. After reading about Native American history in their course, our Virtual English Language Training (ELT) students told us about indigenous peoples in their home countries. We’ve featured some of their responses below. Gilbert Kandaya, Malawi One of …

Virtual Celebrations, Networking in Azerbaijan

Virtual Celebrations, Networking in Azerbaijan

Last week the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan brought together over 150 alumni of various exchange programs (including Global UGRAD) at the virtual Annual U.S. Alumni Reception. They celebrated another successful year of State Department-supported exchange programs and welcomed a new cohort of alumni. The gathering also highlighted the individual accomplishments of U.S. alumni recorded in 2020, as well as the projects …

Partner Feature: Old Dominion University

Partner Feature: Old Dominion University

This month, we are featuring one of the 50+ universities that host Global UGRAD students during their time in the United States.  Sharon Pitney, the Outreach Coordinator in the Center for Global Engagement at Old Dominion University (ODU), shares some of the ways ODU promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about this university at their website. …

Extracurricular Activities: Student Reflections

Extracurricular Activities: Student Reflections

Every two weeks, our English Language Training (ELT) students choose to participate in fun and exciting extracurricular activities to help develop their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills; gain insight into life on campus and in the United States; and connect with peers around the world. Heidy Molina, Zaw Than Soe, and Gilbert Kandaya share their experiences so far: “My favorite …

From Where I Stand: October 2020 Edition

From Where I Stand: October 2020 Edition

Thao Nguyen, Vietnam, Endicott College, Global UGRAD 2009-2010 After completing my Global UGRAD exchange program in Spring semester 2010, I went back to Vietnam to finish my last semester at RMIT Vietnam and graduated in the same year. Inspired by a course undertaken in Endicott College during my Global UGRAD experience, I began to pursue a career in Marketing, achieved …