April Social Media Challenge: #EarthDayChallenge

April Social Media Challenge: #EarthDayChallenge

Did you know that about one billion people take part in Earth Day activities around the world every year? No matter where we live, the Earth is something we all have in common. During the month of April, we launched a social media challenge asking Global UGRADs to share what the environment means to them and what they are doing …

March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

March Online Engagement: Alumni Q&A Panels and Academic Writing

This March, the Global UGRAD team dove deeper into the academic world with the introduction of two new activities in our spring virtual programming: our Alumni Q&A Panels and Professional Development series. For our first installment of the Alumni Q&A Panel, Global UGRAD alumni shared their experiences on the subject of All Things Academics! Next, the topic of this month’s edition of …

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Meet Our New Teammates, Amy, Annie, and Sarah!

Amy Broome is joining the Global UGRAD team as the Program Officer for the Western Hemisphere and Middle East/North Africa regions. She is currently living in Austin, TX, but originally hails from Vermont. Amy has a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from UT Austin, where she studied Arabic and Hebrew. She is very much inspired to work with World Learning because …

February Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Professional Networking

February Online Engagement: Country Presentations and Professional Networking

Our spring virtual programming continues with new and exciting events and activities! In February, Global UGRADs participated in our first round of country presentations and the first installment of our speaker series, “Networking Strategies” with Hannah Zuzek from World Learning. You can read more about these events and responses from some of our participants in the article below. Country Presentations …

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Updates: Tanay Katiyar, Sowparnika Jayakumar, and Tasneem Zahra (India)

Alumni Class Secretary Tanay Katiyar for 2019-2020 Indian cohort recently asked his peers to reflect on their Global UGRAD experiences and update readers on significant academic and professional accomplishments, as well as future goals. After the Global UGRAD Program, Tasneem Zahra has become more responsible, independent, decisive, and serious toward her academic pursuits. A movie enthusiast, Tasneem now watches one …

Winter Holidays and Celebrations

Winter Holidays and Celebrations

This month, we asked our 2020-2021 Global UGRAD finalists to share a bit about winter celebrations in their home countries. While the holidays throughout this year have been very different, read on to learn more about how this time of year is traditionally celebrated across the world. Virgilio Roi C. Adaptar, Philippines Dubbed as the longest yuletide celebration in the …

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 …