Alumni Update – Cambodia

Alumni Update – Cambodia

Hello! This is Madinay Chhuon from Cambodia. I am currently working with Swisscontact as a Project Coordinator on a cross-border trade facilitation project. I was part of the Global UGRAD 2017 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Five years later, I still reminisce about my time there and its impact on me. Through this writing, I will talk …

Student Cultural Presentations

Student Cultural Presentations

Our Global UGRAD students have been busy showcasing their home countries at cultural events from fashion shows, to dances, to presentations. Please enjoy these pictures and stories from some of those events. “These are photos from the multicultural fashion show that took place on March 5th, 2022. This is my first time walking the runway in a fashion show. I’m very …

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Alumni Update: Cambodia

Hello, this is Mengly Ky from Cambodia and I am currently a communication officer at Swisscontact based in Cambodia. I was the UGRAD scholarship grantee at Juniata College, Huntington, Pennsylvania back in the Fall of 2018. The afterglow and lessons I learned during that time of my life are forever imprinted in my mind and keep shaping my life journey …

Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

With the beginning of National Women’s History Month in the United States and in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, current Global UGRAD students shared about women they believe have helped shape who they are today.   Adrian Reister Fernandez, Philippines, University of Maine “Meet the women who molded me to become who I am today! My Wonder WoMom …

Global UGRAD Student Spotlight: Virgilio Roi Adaptar

Global UGRAD Student Spotlight: Virgilio Roi Adaptar

World Learning is proud to spotlight Virgilio Roi Adaptar in this month’s edition of the Global Gazette. Virgilio is a 2020-2021 Global UGRAD participant from the Philippines who studied at McNeese State University and was recently the subject of a feature article on his host university’s website. Please check out the article here to read more about Virgilio’s experiences living and studying …

Alumni Update: Kazakhstan

Alumni Update: Kazakhstan

I’m Aiza Margulani, an alumna of Global UGRAD 2019  from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I studied at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and this whole experience has changed my life. I was always interested in social media, film, and everything creative, so capturing my adventures and studies in America daily was my first baby step towards my true self. With all the …

Alumni Update: Montenegro

Alumni Update: Montenegro

I am Edina Osmanovic from Montenegro. I consider myself a hardworking, diligent, optimistic, and reliable person with quite a unique set of skills that inspire, and I truly hope this article will inspire you as well. Studying at Chatham University at Pittsburgh PA, on the Global UGRAD Program in 2019 significantly contributed to the development of particular skills as well …

Building Bridges Through Exchange

Building Bridges Through Exchange

One of the goals of the Global UGRAD Program is to “facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities”. There are a few ways the Global UGRAD students achieve this goal including through community service, friendship, and meeting with professors. The Global UGRAD Program requires the students to complete 20 hours of community …

Alumni Update: South Korea

Alumni Update: South Korea

  That moment when you get an article request from World Learning, you not only get to reflect on how far you have come over the past few years, but also get to delightfully remind yourself how you are “Once a UGRAD, always a UGRAD.” After getting my degree in Seoul, I moved back to the United States to work …

International Education Week

Across the United States last week (and for much of November!), campuses and organizations celebrated International Education Week (IEW) with a variety of events, workshops, and festivals designed to increase awareness about the benefits of cultural exchange and learning about different peoples, places, and practices. IEW is jointly sponsored each year by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. …