Closet Talk: A Panel Discussion

Closet Talk: A Panel Discussion

“Coming-out stories are always fascinating to listen to, but unfortunately I don’t have a gratifying coming out story to tell. I haven’t come out to my parents yet. I don’t know when I will.” I paused and took a deep breath. In a big hall, I was speaking in front of over 30 people. I had never been a speaker …

Fall 2018 Site Visits

Fall 2018 Site Visits

The World Learning staff have been busy traveling coast to coast visiting current Global UGRAD students and university partners. Continue reading below to hear about their visits. Thank you to the universities and students for hosting us! Himani Reddy at Indiana State University and INTERLINK Himani visited Indiana State University (ISU) and INTERLINK—both first-time Global UGRAD partners located in Terre Haute, …

Global UGRAD Halloween Costume Contest

Global UGRAD Halloween Costume Contest

Every year the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program holds a costume contest via our Facebook group to encourage students to share their Halloween costumes and how they are celebrating the holiday in their host universities. This year, as in years past, we had a large number of students submit their funny, scary, creative, and all around awesome costumes. Thank you to …

Hurricane Florence and Global UGRAD

Hurricane Florence and Global UGRAD

While most Global UGRAD students will never have to experience the effects of a natural disaster while they are in the U.S., some of our Global UGRAD participants were caught up in an intense hurricane, Florence, that impacted communities across the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States. These students showed amazing bravery and perseverance in dealing with unpredictable events that …

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 …

My Person: Global UGRAD Students’ Closest Mentors and Friends

My Person: Global UGRAD Students’ Closest Mentors and Friends

It’s not easy leaving the familiarity of home to begin a new adventure in a foreign country. It takes courage, resilience, and a welcoming community. Luckily, our Global UGRAD students are adept at developing deep and lasting relationships with wonderful people who support and encourage them throughout this journey. Below, some students share with us a special someone who has …

First Impressions

First Impressions

Several weeks ago, we asked our Global UGRADs to describe their first impressions of their host campuses. Some casually explained their campus alligators, while others spoke about just how incredibly BIG their campus library is. Check out more about our spring Global UGRAD participants’ first impressions of their ‘homes’ for the next semester! Florida Gulf Coast University The first thing …