My Second Family: How Friendship Families Impact Worldviews

My Second Family: How Friendship Families Impact Worldviews

At many universities across the United States, Global UGRAD students have been able to participate in Friendship Family programs. Whether through group trips together or cooking traditional meals, these types of programs are a great opportunity for students to share their culture with Americans outside of campus and to learn about their community in unique ways. Continue reading to see …

Alumni Reunion: From Central Asia to Central America

Alumni Reunion: From Central Asia to Central America

My name is Nursuluu, and I am a Global UGRAD alumna from Kyrgyzstan. This year I graduated university in Kyrgyzstan, and I am currently working for a youth NGO called Novi Ritm as a Project Coordinator. I have also been volunteering with the MediAct project, which has youth workshops in three different countries, and one of those countries is El Salvador. …

ELT Students Enjoy Winter Break

ELT Students Enjoy Winter Break

Temirlan Tagaibaev, Kyrgzstan, Saginaw Valley State University During winter break I visited four different cities. My trip began in Chicago, proceeded to Boston, New York, and finished in Washington, D.C. It was the longest trip I ever had. In Chicago, I met many different people, including some Kyrgyz-Americans and ate some Kyrgyz food. I noticed that many people want to …

Experiencing America: Thanksgiving

Experiencing America: Thanksgiving

This semester’s Global UGRAD students had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their host communities, gathering with other international students as well as with American families. Enjoy these reflections by the Global UGRAD participants on their Thanksgiving experiences! Souksavanh Vongthongchit, Laos, St. Ambrose University “Thanksgiving is a special U.S. holiday when American people take this time to show thanks 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 …

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 …

Alumni Empowering Women

Alumni Empowering Women

March is National Women’s History Month in the United States, and International Women’s Day fell on March 8th. This month, we’ve asked Global UGRAD alumni to share with us what they’re doing to empower women and why it is important. Meerim Nurlanbekova, Kyrgyzstan, Global UGRAD 2016-17 at East Tennessee State University I believe every ending leads to new beginnings. Global UGRAD …

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 …