Thailand Alumni Update by Petpailin Wiangnak

When I first arrived at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), it was my very first time in the U.S. I completely appreciated my life in the States. There were a lot of beautiful places and, importantly, wonderful people. This inspired me and I had told myself that I would come back someday! When I returned to my home university, I applied …

An Unforgettable Experience by Soumayani Ghoshal

The Global UGRAD experience leaves an indelible impact on each of our minds and urges us to keep following our dreams while working towards developing our community. The community service hours taught me the importance of caring and giving back to society. This inspired a group of fellow alumni and me to begin our own mini organization called the Glow …

Alumni Update: Where is my UGRAD Post Now? Panama Edition

Alumni Update: Where is my UGRAD Post Now? Panama Edition

Global UGRAD Panama REALLY loves their Global UGRAD posts, which makes us REALLY happy!  We are excited to share with you below the updates of many of our Panamanian Global UGRAD alumni. Karan Kishinani, Global UGRAD 2016-17 at Wayne State University After returning home upon the completion my Global UGRAD journey, I continued my education as a senior student at the …

IFMSA: Think Globally, Act Locally by Augusto Barón

IFMSA: Think Globally, Act Locally by Augusto Barón

My name is Augusto Barón, I’m 25 years old, and currently a medical student from Honduras. Last year, I became part of a society that would change my life: The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). IFMSA is currently the biggest and the oldest association of medical students worldwide, and Honduras managed to become a first-time member last year. …

Haiti Alumni Update by Widens Pierre

Haiti Alumni Update by Widens Pierre

The lives of exchange alumni have innumerable, adventurous golden opportunities to grab – they only need to start adapting their imagination to the concrete world, and then make their aspirations become a reality. Global UGRAD participants have always received the necessary skills to be effective enough to empower many marginalized places in the world. Particularly, their presence is crucial for …