Partner Feature: Juniata College

Partner Feature: Juniata College

Shya Erdman is currently Director of International Student and Scholar Services at Juniata College’s Center for International Education. Shya graduated from Juniata College in 2003 and returned as an employee in October of 2005. She has been with Juniata College for over 15 years! Here, Shya will provide insight into the international student experience. What does your orientation for international students …

Alumni Update – Malaysia

Alumni Update – Malaysia

We are excited to bring you an update from two of our alumni from Malaysia. Sher Rynn Khoo attended the University of Wyoming  and Naomi Ng attended Western Washington University during the 2016-2017 Global UGRAD Program. Sher Rynn recently gave a TEDx talk at her alma mater about the value of self-investment, and how continuous investment of time, effort, mindfulness and …

Alumni Update – Raul del Valle (Guatemala)

Alumni Update – Raul del Valle (Guatemala)

Since Sunday, December 15th of 2019, the date I “concluded” my participation in the Global UGRAD Program at American University in D.C., life has been a roller coaster of emotions. I mention “concluded” inside quotation marks because I truly believe that when someone becomes a Global UGRAD, they will forever be a Global UGRAD. After the program I came back …

Partner Feature: Augustana University

Partner Feature: Augustana University

This month we are excited to highlight our host partner, Augustana University! Ben Iverson is an  alumnus of Augustana and currently works there as Director of International Programs & Enrollment, where he serves as their Senior International Officer, overseeing international admission, international student advising, and study abroad. He also works on international partnerships, programming, development, and campus internationalization. Ben works …

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Amy Broome is joining the Global UGRAD team as the Program Officer for the Western Hemisphere and Middle East/North Africa regions. She is currently living in Austin, TX, but originally hails from Vermont. Amy has a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from UT Austin, where she studied Arabic and Hebrew. She is very much inspired to work with World Learning because …

Partner Feature: East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

Partner Feature: East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

We are excited to highlight our host partner, East Tennessee State University (ETSU), this month! Hopelyn Mooney is currently Prestigious Awards and Education Abroad Coordinator for incoming visiting international students (J-1’s), outgoing study abroad students, and faculty leading programs abroad. Hopelyn will be providing insight into life on campus for international students at ETSU. What does your orientation for international …

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 …