Congratulations to the 2016-17 Alumni Class Secretaries!

Staying in touch with the nearly 2,000 Global UGRAD Alumni is not an easy task! That’s why we have Alumni Class Secretaries to help us stay in touch with each cohort. Congratulations to the 2016-17 Alumni Class Secretaries! We look forward to reading your updates. Central Asia: Kazakhstan – Limara Aligazhiyeva Kyrgyzstan – Meerim Nurlanbekova Tajikistan – Mehrojiddin Muhiddinov Turkmenistan …

OPAL – Summer 2017

The Online Professional and Academic Learning (OPAL) course just concluded it’s pre-arrival modules! OPAL is an eight module course designed and run by World Learning for current Global UGRAD participants. The first four modules, which include ‘Getting to Know Yourself’, ‘What is Leadership?’, ‘Intercultural Competency’, and ‘Research and Academic Writing’, are held before students arrive. This pre-arrival preparation allows the …

EducationUSA Reception

Each summer in Washington, DC, the EducationUSA Forum brings together international educators looking to improve their international student recruitment practices and better support student engagement and success. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State resource which provides comprehensive information to international students aspiring to study in the United States, as well as supporting the internationalization of campuses. World Learning currently administers the …

Global UGRAD 17-18 Host Institution Update

The Global UGRAD team would like to thank all the host universities that applied for the Global UGRAD Program for the 2017-18 academic year. We are currently in the process of finalizing our participant lists, starting our first round of tentative placements, and compiling participant university applications. All selected host universities should receive student dossiers with a full student application, …

World Learning at NAFSA

Going to the NAFSA National Conference? So is World Learning!  Melissa Oppenheimer (Divisional Vice President), Jessica Ellerbach (Fulbright Specialist), Eric Christensen (EducationUSA Academy) and Amy Fisher Bruey (Undergraduate Programs) will represent the organization in Los Angeles at the end of the month. You will usually be able to find us at the School for International Training booth in the expo …

Workshop Memories

In just short three days, 127 participants representing nearly 60 countries and 70 U.S. host institutions gathered and fused friendships that crossed cultural, religious, and national backgrounds. As one student said, “The energy, friendship, and brotherhood uniting people across many countries for one purpose is something unique.” It’s always so hard to say goodbye after such a unifying experience, but we hope …

Exchange Programs in the U.S.

World Learning is proud to be part of the Alliance for International Exchange, an association of 90 nongovernmental organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. The Alliance serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community. Several World Learning staff members recently participated in the Alliance’s Advocacy Day that brings the importance …

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Finalists

Another successful application cycle of the Global UGRAD Program has come to an end, and the 2017-2018 finalists have been announced. Congratulations to all those selected! You were chosen in this highly competitive process from among more than 20,000 applicants. You should be very proud of yourselves! Get excited – it’s really happening. If you were not selected this year, do not despair. …