Sunday, June 14, 2009

The American Dream Come True!!

Malaysian 2008/2009 Global UGRAD Debriefing Session
Venue: Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)
Date : 12 June 2009 (Fri)

~2008/2009 Global UGRAD Malaysian Scholars~
1. Tang Khai Shing
2. Tang Khai Sheng
3. Rachel Thum Wen Huey
4. Ong Yu Han
5. Megat Affendi
6. Lee Pui Thing
7. Rina Cheah

We were the 7 Malaysian pioneers to be selected to participate in this Global UGRAD Exchange Program, funded by the US Department of State. A year ago, all 7 of us gathered at MACEE for the very first time for the Pre-Departure Orientation Briefing before we all departed to different states in the US.

This time, upon completion of our UGRAD journey in the US, all of us got together once again at the same place to share about each of our amazing experiences in America! Of course, 1.5 hours was definitely not enough for all of us to talk about all our would take forever for us to relate all the experiences that we've had throughout this program!

We are the first batch of Malaysian Global UGRAD Alumni!!

Presenting about our UGRAD experiences in US

To many of us, we've never imagined that we would ever have the opportunity to study abroad, especially in the US; but this Global UGRAD program had made this far away dream come true!!

Our 'valuable' certificates given by the US Department of State & World Learning...mailed all the way from Washington DC.

I truly appreciate having this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience all these and meet so many wonderful people from all over the world!

We lived the American Dream!! :)

Even though our journey had ended, I'm sure we'll always carry all these amazing experiences that we've had throughout this journey for the rest of our lives!

Lunch at Pavilion with fellow UGRADers...including 2 new scholars...Sean & Yeong Ru.

A million thanks to:
1. World Learning
2. U.S. Department of State
3. UAH Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS)
4. Malaysian U.S. Embasyy

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