Global UGRADs Take the Stage (Virtually)

Global UGRADs Take the Stage (Virtually)

Presenting spring 2020’s edition of Take the Stage! While we were unable to host our biannual Take the Stage show in person this year, some of our talented spring participants submitted videos of their performances representing their home countries and cultures. Check out this video compilation to see this past semester’s performances: In Order of Appearance Tajikistan: Sitora Sufijinova, Alisher Siddiqov, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Alumni Update: Bhim Tamang, Nepal

Alumni Update: Bhim Tamang, Nepal

To be honest, I did not want to return home after the Global UGRAD Program. Sad but true, I had to come back. However, I flew back home with lots of beautiful and unforgettable memories of my American friendship family (Mom, Dad, Jesse, and dogs), classmates, Global UGRAD friends I made at the End of Program Summit, World Learning advisors, …

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 …

2018 Fall Semester Honor Roll

Once again, our Global UGRAD students have surpassed expectations. The fall academic semester participants connected with host communities through cultural events and volunteerism while at the same time immersing themselves in U.S. academic culture. All of our students are impressive; however, the following went above and beyond by making the Global UGRAD honor roll for the fall term with a …

Alumni Reflections

Alumni Reflections

Studying in the U.S. as a Global UGRAD student has not only had an impact on my academic skills, but it has also expanded my career scope, perspectives, and increased my awareness. I enjoyed every single aspect of the program starting from community service to living with an American roommate. Even though it wouldn’t be accurate to call any country …

Researching Flooding and Cyclones

Researching Flooding and Cyclones

While studying Disaster Science & Management and as a Global UGRAD student at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) this past semester, I had the amazing opportunity to present my research paper at the American Geophysical Union Conference 2018 in Washington, DC. I was requested to present at the largest geophysical conference where people from all over the world gather to …

Closet Talk: A Panel Discussion

Closet Talk: A Panel Discussion

“Coming-out stories are always fascinating to listen to, but unfortunately I don’t have a gratifying coming out story to tell. I haven’t come out to my parents yet. I don’t know when I will.” I paused and took a deep breath. In a big hall, I was speaking in front of over 30 people. I had never been a speaker …