OPAL Self Care: Phone-Free Adventures

OPAL Self Care: Phone-Free Adventures

Before arriving at their host institutions in the United States, Global UGRAD participants take part in World Learning’s Online Professional and Academic Learning (OPAL) course that covers topics like self-care, intercultural competency, and successful academic writing. This year’s self-care module included a challenge to gather a group of friends for a “phone-free adventure”. The goal of the assignment was to …

Alumni Summit: Algeria

Alumni Summit: Algeria

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers hosted the DZ Alumni Summit. This one-day event provided exchange alumni from across Algeria with the opportunity to participate in various presentations, workshops, and leadership skills trainings. The Summit also provided participants the opportunity to network with each other and to brainstorm service initiatives for the future. Below, you can read the reflections of …

Global UGRAD 2019-20 Statistics

Global UGRAD 2019-20 Statistics

  This year, the World Learning team is thrilled to welcome 245 students from 59 countries around the world to the Global UGRAD Program! In addition to this incredibly diverse group of students, we are proud to work side-by-side with 76 U.S. host universities and colleges across the United States.         

Spring 2019 Honor Roll

Spring 2019 Honor Roll

We are pleased to acknowledge the Spring Semester Honor Roll Students, all of whom went above and beyond in their studies. During the semester, students immersed themselves in the academic environment of their universities and at same time connected with their communities through volunteerism and cultural events. The Spring 2019 Global UGRAD alumni are very impressive, yet the following students …

Alumni Update: Sarah Najem, Jordan

Alumni Update: Sarah Najem, Jordan

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege to attend the International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS) in Singapore as part of the delegation representing the Ministry of Youth of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It was a thrilling, enlightening, and a very rewarding experience where I got to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge on interfaith dialogue and social cohesion. …

Global UGRAD 2018-19 Alumni Class Secretaries

The Global UGRAD team at World Learning would like to congratulate all the 2018-19 Global UGRAD participants on successfully completing their international exchange experience in the United States. As Global UGRAD alumni, World Learning strives to keep in contact and continue to support you even after you’ve left the program. Every year one participant from each country is selected to …

Celebrating Inclusion on Campus

Celebrating Inclusion on Campus

As we prepare to celebrate Pride Week in June, World Learning is sharing students’ experiences throughout the semester observing inclusion on campus. World Learning’s Global UGRAD OPAL course module “Beyond Tolerance: Inclusion and Diversity Practices,” encourages students to attend an event or club meeting that serves as a space for minority students. Below are some welcoming spaces students discovered! Ali …

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. …

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. …