Partner Feature: Missouri State University

Partner Feature: Missouri State University

We are proud to feature our host institution partner, Missouri State University (MSU). Julia Baer is MSU’s International Services Coordinator and works directly with their international sponsored student population on campus, including Global UGRAD participants. Here, Julia shares more about the international student experience. What does your orientation for international students involve? Our International Student Orientation is an amazing experience …

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

In this highly uncertain time, I am encouraging myself to become more resilient. Journaling has helped me accomplish this goal, which is what got me to write this article. As it turns out, if you give yourself the chance to listen and embrace your thoughts (as irrelevant as they seem to be), you can get to know yourself a little …

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Class Secretary Tanay Katiyar for 2019-2020 Indian cohort recently asked his peers to reflect on their Global UGRAD experiences and update readers on significant academic and professional accomplishments, as well as future goals. After the Global UGRAD Program, Tasneem Zahra has become more responsible, independent, decisive, and serious toward her academic pursuits. A movie enthusiast, Tasneem now watches one …

Partner Feature: California State University – Monterey Bay

Partner Feature: California State University – Monterey Bay

Global UGRAD is excited to feature yet another host partner from one of the many universities that host program participants during their time in the United States. Sugeyth Ronquillo, Academic Programs Coordinator and DSO/ARO at California State University – Monterey Bay (CSUMB) shares some of the ways CSUMB  promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about this university …

Partner Feature: Troy University

Partner Feature: Troy University

We are proud to feature our long-standing host institution partner, Troy University. Jamie Deanna Sessions, an International Student Advisor who works directly with Global UGRAD participants, shares how Troy University promotes international connections on campus. 1. What does your orientation for international students involve? Our International Student Orientation involves welcoming our incoming students to Troy University and giving them the …

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 …

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

Partner Feature: University of Missouri, Columbia

As we did last month, we are happy to once again feature one of the 50+ universities that host Global UGRAD students during their time in the United States.  Jillian Collins, the Director of sponsored student programs at the University of Missouri, Columbia, shares some of the ways Mizzou promotes international connections on campus. You can find out more about …