Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Journalism with a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Soumayani Ghoshal

Global UGRAD, administered by World Learning, has always strived to provide the best experiences to their Global UGRADers. From instilling a sense of confidence in each of them to making them believe in their potentials to create a change, they have been successful in creating dedicated leaders year after year. Being a finalist this year was a surreal experience and …

U.S. Academic Culture: A Firsthand Reflection by Hasna El Asri

U.S. Academic Culture: A Firsthand Reflection by Hasna El Asri

The only truth I used to hold in my mind about the U.S. academic system was its ranking among the first globally. Today, I am experiencing this truth through my own personal perspective. I finally stepped into the American classroom and gained the greatest insight into what is truly called the U.S. academic system. As a Global UGRAD exchange student …

The Global UGRAD Booklist – Part II

The Global UGRAD Booklist – Part II

National Book Month may be over, but reading suggestions from our current participants and alumni are not! Check out what the Global UGRADs are into this month:   Sibongile Hokonya (Zimbabwe), Carroll College, Global UGRAD 2017-18 Concrete Economics by J. Bradford DeLong and Stephen S. Cohen My room was very warm today and so I decided to sit outside and enjoy the cool …

The Global UGRAD Booklist: National Book Month

The Global UGRAD Booklist: National Book Month

Happy National Book Month! We hope you’ll find time to cozy up with a book, maybe a blanket, and a hot beverage. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your booklist, our Global UGRAD participants and alumni are here to tell you which books they’re reading. Thongdee Thanyalak (Thailand), St. Catherine University, Global UGRAD 2017-18 God’s Bits of Wood – Ousmane Sembène This is …

OPAL Begins Again! – Goal Setting

OPAL Begins Again! – Goal Setting

The second half of the World Learning run Online Professional and Academic Learning Course (OPAL) started up again on August 21st for fall semester academic students. The first 4 modules were completed before the students arrived, equipping them with tools to aid in the adjustment to U.S. university life. Module 5 focuses on goal setting, allowing the Global UGRAD participants the space …

Global UGRAD Post Photo Challenge : University Signs

Through our monitoring assignments this month, we asked the Global UGRAD participants to take part in a long-standing photojournalism project we call the “UGRAD Post.” The card featured in the photos below is a way for students to not only demonstrate their involvement in Global UGRAD, but to promote engagement with U.S. culture, show pride in their host institutions, and connect with …

From Where I Stand part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

One of our favorite sayings is “Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD”. Even when the U.S. portion of the Global UGRAD experience is over, alumni are always a part of this big and talented family of impact. The lessons learned and knowledge gained during the exchange live on as alumni share their stories and dedicate efforts to shine brightly in …

Around the World with Erasmus

Around the World with Erasmus

Dania Castillo (Honduras), Minnesota State University-Mankato, Global UGRAD 2012-13 I am currently preparing myself for my international master’s degree as an Erasmus + scholarship recipient. I am going to be undertaking this prestigious program in different countries and universities: my first semester will be in Scotland – where my official sponsor, the University of Glasgow, is located – then University …