From Where I Stand 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 of impact. The lessons learned and knowledge gained during the exchange live on as alumni share their stories and dedicate efforts to shine brightly in …

AEIF Project Competition Winners

Each year, the U.S. Department of State hosts its Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition which supports alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. This year, out of 1,014 project submissions, 68 teams have been selected as finalists. The coolest part? Four of these teams are composed of Global UGRAD Alumni! Read on to learn more …

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 …