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 …

From Where I Stand: November 2020 Edition

From Where I Stand: November 2020 Edition

Roshni Nagrani Lalwani, Panama, Carroll College, Global UGRAD 2016-17 Before getting into UGRAD, back then I was just a student focused on grades and studies with no thought of participating in extracurricular activities. Since the completion of UGRAD, I realized how important is to participate into activities that are organized at the university. With this mindset, in 2017 I was …

Virtual Celebrations, Networking in Azerbaijan

Virtual Celebrations, Networking in Azerbaijan

Last week the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan brought together over 150 alumni of various exchange programs (including Global UGRAD) at the virtual Annual U.S. Alumni Reception. They celebrated another successful year of State Department-supported exchange programs and welcomed a new cohort of alumni. The gathering also highlighted the individual accomplishments of U.S. alumni recorded in 2020, as well as the projects …

Extracurricular Activities: Student Reflections

Extracurricular Activities: Student Reflections

Every two weeks, our English Language Training (ELT) students choose to participate in fun and exciting extracurricular activities to help develop their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills; gain insight into life on campus and in the United States; and connect with peers around the world. Heidy Molina, Zaw Than Soe, and Gilbert Kandaya share their experiences so far: “My favorite …

Virtual ELT Responses: American Society and the Meaning of Freedom

Virtual ELT Responses: American Society and the Meaning of Freedom

Our Virtual English Language Training students recently completed the first module of their online English courses. These past few weeks, Global UGRADs have examined historical figures and cultural movements to discuss what freedom means in the United States, in their home communities, and to us as individuals. Meet George Washington Carver by Aigerim Myrzakhmet (Kazakhstan) I was amazed and inspired by …