Flawed but Ambitious–Diego’s Take on NYC

Flawed but Ambitious–Diego’s Take on NYC

New York City is a mess. The clean spots are so clean that you know someone is funneling obscene amounts of money into them, and the neglected parts are so messy that you know someone is not listening. The city has its problems—poverty, crime, pollution—but proudly calls itself “the greatest city in the world” over the sounds of taxis blaring …

Timur Bapiev Represents Guyana at “Change the World” Model UN

Timur Bapiev Represents Guyana at “Change the World” Model UN

  The Model United Nations is an educational simulation of UN committees, in which you learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the UN. During a Model UN, you represent a specific country; in other words, you become a delegate from this specific country. My country was Guyana, which is located in South America and borders Suriname, Brazil, and Venezuela. A …

Global UGRAD in the News

Our Global UGRAD participants are extraordinary. This month, we are showcasing three news articles published by different campus organizations scattered throughout the United States to highlight this fact. Please click below to read about how six Global UGRADs are experiencing campus life. Enjoy! Wandee and Lidiya at Georgia College & State University Timur at Keene State College Radia and Goga at Wayne …

Nonviolence Training: Changing Lives

Omar Awwad, Global UGRAD 2016-2017, Keene State College This spring break I had the opportunity to volunteer with Something New, an organization that helps welcome refugees and immigrants to the States. Part of the program was receiving training that would help us understand what we were doing in order to offer more help to people who need it the most. The one training …

Global UGRAD in the News

The Global UGRAD Program is a great opportunity for international students to experience life in the United States. The other side of this experience is that people in the U.S. get to learn about other cultures! We are proud that some Global UGRAD students have already started to make their mark on their host communities this semester and have been featured …