First Impressions of Campus

First Impressions of Campus

Over the last several weeks, some 230 Global UGRADs arrived on campus in the United States and began the fall semester. This cohort has waited patiently through the last year for this opportunity,  and it is a great joy to finally see them arrive and settle into their in-person programming. We requested students to share some of their first impressions …

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 …

Fall 2019 Site Visits

Fall 2019 Site Visits

Every semester, World Learning Program Officers visit a handful of host institutions to meet with students, explore facilities, and connect with university staff. Keep reading to experience campus life at five U.S. host institutions through the eyes of our Program Officers and program participants. This semester, Alex had the opportunity to visit Global UGRAD host university St. Norbert’s College in …

Inclusion on Campus

Inclusion on Campus

To be an effective leader, it is important to challenge one’s assumptions of others and create spaces where traditionally silenced groups are given an opportunity to be heard. As part of World Learning’s Global UGRAD OPAL course module “Beyond Tolerance: Inclusion and Diversity Practices,” students were requested to attend an event or club meeting that serves as a space for …

Celebrating Cultures from Around the World

A Holi Away from Home: Smita Dhungana (Nepal) at Augustana University For the first time I was celebrating holi away from my home. This made me experience Holi here with Indian and Nepali people living in Sioux Falls, and I got to know their thoughts about celebrating it in a new place. Though this Holi was away from my family, I …