Lunar New Year Across U.S. Campuses

Lunar New Year Across U.S. Campuses

  “At Maryville College, we celebrated Chinese New Year with Lucky Lion Dancers on January 16, 2020. The celebration was held by Study Abroad Ambassadors. I wanted to participate in the event because people believe that if you watch the Lucky Lion Dancers, it will brush away bad things from last year and bring you good luck this year. I …

Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Woman I Admire

Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Woman I Admire

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Global UGRAD students reflected on women from all backgrounds and walks of life who have inspired them to pursue their dreams. Maureen Tejeda, Dominican Republic, University Houston-Victoria: The woman who has inspired me to continue pursuing my dreams is the best known as “RBG”, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of …

Global UGRAD Participant Wins at the Hackathon

Global UGRAD Participant Wins at the Hackathon

My name is Javanshir Huseynli. I am a Global UGRAD scholarship recipient from Azerbaijan, and I’m currently studying Computer Science Engineering at the University of Alabama. In Azerbaijan, I am working towards an undergraduate degree in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering. The University of Alabama organized a Local Hack Day competition. I won the Best Solo Hack prize at the competition on …

Serbia University Fair Presentation by Isidora Zlatkovic

I had a wonderful opportunity to represent the university I’ve attended while I was doing my scholarship exchange program called Global UGRAD! This EduFair was the perfect place to talk about how wonderful it is to live and explore the United States while studying, and how living in different cultural circumstances can change your general state of mind. The University of Alabama …

Journey to the United States

Journey to the United States

The Journey Begins “When ‘Life is full of surprises’ meets with a ‘Dream comes true’ moment, things simply can’t get any better. Being able to participate in the Global UGRAD Program has been an experience of a lifetime! In Bangladesh, as soon as I completed my semester final exams, I was psyched and excited to prepare myself to board my flight to head …