First Look: Community Service

First Look: Community Service

Global UGRAD students are required to complete at least 20 hours of community service while they are in the United States. Admirably, many students have already starting volunteering in their local host community. Read below about the volunteering experiences written by current 2018-19 Global UGRAD students: Oudom Von from Cambodia at the¬†University of Missouri-St. Louis “I have always been continuously …

Teaching American Youth About Cambodia

Teaching American Youth About Cambodia

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), my host institution, provided me the opportunity to present about Cambodia to a number of primary school students, high school students, and teachers at St. Peter School in San Antonio. I first provided some general facts about Cambodia including the geographical area, overview of lives in urban and rural areas, religions, currency, and …

Spotlight on the Global UGRAD OPAL Course: Interview an American

Throughout their time in the United States, and before their departure, Global UGRAD participants complete our custom-made Online Professional and Academic Learning Course (OPAL). This course is designed to help Global UGRAD students transition into the American university system. Students go on to complete a series of modules with distinct themes. For the second OPAL module , we asked students …

Hurricane Florence and Global UGRAD

Hurricane Florence and Global UGRAD

While most Global UGRAD students will never have to experience the effects of a natural disaster while they are in the U.S., some of our Global UGRAD participants were caught up in an intense hurricane, Florence, that impacted communities across the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States. These students showed amazing bravery and perseverance in dealing with unpredictable events that …

Democracy in Action

Democracy in Action

As the U.S. mid-term elections are just around the corner, Global UGRAD students are also participating in democracy by running for office at their host universities and registering people to vote! Kenza Beladel from Morocco at the University of the Incarnate Word Kenza was recently elected as the Senator of International Students for the Student Government Association. As Senator, Kenza …