Discovering Connections to my Homeland at California State University San Marcos

Discovering Connections to my Homeland at California State University San Marcos

My name is Victoria, I was born twenty-one years ago in the Republic of Tuva, a remote native community in Russia. And twenty-five years ago, in Sweden, Tuva Liisa Victoria was born. Fate has brought us together in San Marcos, California. I didn’t believe in fate before, but after our meeting, I know that everything is not a coincidence in …

From Where I Stand 2019 Part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

From Where I Stand 2019 Part I | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

One of our favorite sayings is “Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD.” Even when the U.S. portion of the Global UGRAD experience is over, alumni are always a part of this big and talented family. The lessons learned and knowledge gained during the exchange live on as alumni share their stories and dedicate efforts to shine brightly in their home …

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 …

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This spring, Global UGRAD participants were invited to take part in a photo contest by submitting their best shots from the semester. World Learning received over 200 photo submissions featuring participants sharing their culture and exploring the United States. Among these, six winning photos were selected. The following winners were announced with a roaring round of applause at the End of …

The Global UGRAD Booklist: National Book Month

The Global UGRAD Booklist: National Book Month

Happy National Book Month! We hope you’ll find time to cozy up with a book, maybe a blanket, and a hot beverage. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your booklist, our Global UGRAD participants and alumni are here to tell you which books they’re reading. Thongdee Thanyalak (Thailand), St. Catherine University, Global UGRAD 2017-18 God’s Bits of Wood – Ousmane Sembène This is …