Global UGRAD Winter Announcements

Global UGRAD Winter Announcements

  World Learning offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st. Global UGRAD staff will remain available for questions through the international exchange inbox at exchangeprograms@worldlearning.org and via phone for current and incoming program participants. We wish everyone a happy, restful holiday! The Global UGRAD Program application for the 2020/21 year closes on December 31st at …

Fall 2019 End of Program Summit

Fall 2019 End of Program Summit

This past November, the World Learning team was thrilled to welcome 127 students from 59 countries for the End of Program Summit in Washington, DC. They traveled from universities across the United States to participate in leadership development seminars, network with one another, and explore the city. Highlights included a visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and …

Alumni Update: Azerbaijan

Alumni Update: Azerbaijan

My name is Sabina Sharifova. I am from Azerbaijan, and I am a Global UGRAD Alumna of 2016-2017. It’s unbelievable that three years have passed since I was studying Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. It is hard to explain how just one semester in the U.S. changed my entire life. It has …

Global UGRAD Students Reflect on Thanksgiving

Global UGRAD Students Reflect on Thanksgiving

This November, many of the Global UGRAD students had the opportunity to experience their first Thanksgiving. Below you can read some of their reflections about spending the day with friends, university staff, and their friendship families! This year instead of repeating Season 5 episode 1 from Friends “The One with All the Thanksgivings,” I had the opportunity to experience it …

Meet Our New Teammates, Susan and Cara

Meet Our New Teammates, Susan and Cara

Susan Yang currently serves as a Global UGRAD Program Officer for the East Asia Pacific and South Asia regions. Prior to this, she helped administer the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and conducted research, data, and evaluation projects for the Girl Scouts River Valleys. Susan has a strong background in education including teaching abroad in South Korea …