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. …

Fall 2019 Site Visits

Fall 2019 Site Visits

Every semester, World Learning Program Officers visit a handful of host institutions to meet with students, explore facilities, and connect with university staff. Keep reading to experience campus life at five U.S. host institutions through the eyes of our Program Officers and program participants. This semester, Alex had the opportunity to visit Global UGRAD host university St. Norbert’s College in …

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 …

American Sign Language: An Introduction

American Sign Language: An Introduction

Q&A with Milos Provci (Serbia), who is currently enrolled in an American Sign Language (ASL) course at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. What motivated you to study ASL? I’ve been intrigued by the lifestyle of the Deaf (yes, they capitalize it!) and this interest has only grown. I notice through my assigned readings what the ASL community needs, and I …