From Where I Stand 2019 Part II | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

From Where I Stand 2019 Part II | The Global UGRAD Photojournalism Project

Last month, we published Part I of our 2019 From Where I Stand series, the Global UGRAD photo project that creatively shows what our alumni have accomplished since returning home. If you did not have a chance to read last month’s installment, you can find it here. We are thrilled to share even more stories of volunteerism, academics, and growth with you this month. …

Alumni Update: Enkhchimeg Nergui, Mongolia

Alumni Update: Enkhchimeg Nergui, Mongolia

Hello everyone! My name is Chimgee (Enkhchimeg) Nergui and I am a current Fulbright Student Program scholarship recipient working towards a Masters of Tourism Management at Colorado State University. I was born and raised in the eastern countryside of Mongolia and moved to the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, in 2009 to pursue my higher education. Growing up as a countryside girl, …

Meet our New Teammate, Ellie Kiger

Meet our New Teammate, Ellie Kiger

Ellie Kiger joins the Global UGRAD team as a Program Associate for the East Asia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia regions. She just relocated from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC to join World Learning. Her background is in education, spending the past three years at a nonprofit developing youth programs that encouraged global citizenship, literacy, and environmental stewardship. Ellie has …

Spring 2019 Photo Contest

Spring 2019 Photo Contest

Each spring, we ask current Global UGRAD participants to share photos of their experiences in the U.S. through a photo contest. This year, we asked students to submit photos in five categories: Community Service, American Experiences, Sharing Your Culture, School Spirit, and Travel & Leisure. See below the winner(s) for each category. Best Community Service Jyoti Karki from Nepal studying …

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Exploring New Horizons Through Art

Moe Maung Maung, Burma, East Tennessee State University: One of my goals for applying to the Global UGRAD Program was that I wanted to re-start something I stopped doing – drawing.  Due to some conditions, I had put aside drawing for many days, months, and years. However, I have been drawing again for one and a half months at ETSU. …

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 …

Spring 2019 Favorite Study Spots

Spring 2019 Favorite Study Spots

With midterms well underway, the Global UGRAD students have been busy with exams and assignments. Check out some of their favorite study spots around campus this semester! Yuory Chhun, Cambodia, Nazareth College: It has been so hectic with exams and assignments last week. I have been spending most of my time at the library. I spent around eight hours at …

Making Connections Through Religion  

Making Connections Through Religion  

Doni Rizki Akbar, Indonesia, Indiana State University: I have two local families around my campus who really care about me. One family is Muslim and the other is Christian, and they are both like my host families. The first is the Alam family. They are a Bangladeshi-American family who have lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years. There …

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 …