March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

This March, the Global UGRAD team dove deeper into the academic world with the introduction of two new activities in our spring virtual programming: our Alumni Q&A Panels and Professional Development series. For our first installment of the Alumni Q&A Panel, Global UGRAD alumni shared their experiences on the subject of All Things Academics! Next, the topic of this month’s edition of …

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Amy Broome is joining the Global UGRAD team as the Program Officer for the Western Hemisphere and Middle East/North Africa regions. She is currently living in Austin, TX, but originally hails from Vermont. Amy has a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from UT Austin, where she studied Arabic and Hebrew. She is very much inspired to work with World Learning because …

Partner Feature: Missouri State University

Partner Feature: Missouri State University

We are proud to feature our host institution partner, Missouri State University (MSU). Julia Baer is MSU’s International Services Coordinator and works directly with their international sponsored student population on campus, including Global UGRAD participants. Here, Julia shares more about the international student experience. What does your orientation for international students involve? Our International Student Orientation is an amazing experience …

Global UGRAD Application Now Open! Jan 4-Feb 28

Global UGRAD Application Now Open! Jan 4-Feb 28

The Global UGRAD student application is now available! You can check the eligibility requirements and start your application here on our website. Submissions are due before February 28, 2021 at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. For this application cycle, selected finalists should expect to travel to the United States in January 2022. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for reminders …

International Education: A Virtual ELT Perspective

International Education: A Virtual ELT Perspective

Last month, our Virtual English Language Training (ELT) participants were asked to consider the importance of international exchange and what it means to them. Some observed International Education Week, taking part in online U.S. Department of State-organized events. Two current Virtual ELT students, Aung Khant Ko and Heidy Molina, shared their experiences at virtual IEW events and how international education …

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. …

Fighting Isolation Through Digital Platforms

Fighting Isolation Through Digital Platforms

During my first few days in the United States, I was struggling to engage and connect with people. Eventually, I met students who shared the same interests and hobbies with me and had a group of people I could call my friends. Later on, I started to think of the hardest thing about being new at a university or college. …