Alumni Gathering: Cambodia

Alumni Gathering: Cambodia

We all know that when Global UGRAD alumni from the same cohort gather together in their home country after returning from the U.S., it is absolutely fun. Yet, when two cohorts meet, that is even more amazing. The Global UGRAD alumni in Cambodia from cohorts 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 met together for a dinner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The alumni of …

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 …

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month we asked Global UGRAD student Juan Orozco Coloma to reflect on the importance of studying Native American History, Culture, and Language. As a student at Carroll College, Juan has had the opportunity to learn more about Native American Culture in his studies. Please read his reflection below to learn more about this important …

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 …

Democracy in Action

Democracy in Action

As the U.S. mid-term elections are just around the corner, Global UGRAD students are also participating in democracy by running for office at their host universities and registering people to vote! Kenza Beladel from Morocco at the University of the Incarnate Word Kenza was recently elected as the Senator of International Students for the Student Government Association. As Senator, Kenza …

Cambodia Alumni Update by Maneth Nay

Cambodia Alumni Update by Maneth Nay

“Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival 4,” is the largest STEM festival in Cambodia initiated by Mr. Allen Tan, Managing Director at STEM Cambodia Organization. As a board director at STEM Cambodia Organization, my team and I organized the Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival 4, which is known as CSEF4 on March 1-3, 2018 at the Olympic National Stadium in Cambodia …

Earth Day Photo Story

Earth Day Photo Story

This month, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Throughout April, we will try to become more aware of our environmental impact and how we can do our part to respect the Earth, appreciate its beauty, and keep it clean for generations to come. To demonstrate our commitment to the Earth, Global UGRAD students submitted photos and short stories of …

Through the Eyes of Our Rommates

Through the Eyes of Our Rommates

The Global UGRAD Program is a transformative experience not only for its participants but also for their roommates. Read on to learn the heartwarming story of how two roommates became more than friends – they became family. As a testament of this friendship, they filmed a music video together. Take a few minutes to watch – it’s entertaining, to say the least! …

The Global UGRAD Booklist – Part II

The Global UGRAD Booklist – Part II

National Book Month may be over, but reading suggestions from our current participants and alumni are not! Check out what the Global UGRADs are into this month:   Sibongile Hokonya (Zimbabwe), Carroll College, Global UGRAD 2017-18 Concrete Economics by J. Bradford DeLong and Stephen S. Cohen My room was very warm today and so I decided to sit outside and enjoy the cool …