Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).The international educational and cultural exchange program brings future leaders to the United States to experience the U.S. educational system, enhance their knowledge, and explore U.S. culture and values. The goal of the program is to promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. Global UGRAD will provide a select group of approximately 250 students with scholarships for one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States.

Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Eligibility:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to anyone who has:

  • Over 18 years of age.
  • A citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country.
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program.
  • Candidate must complete secondary education in their home country.
  • A solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible).
  • Able to begin studies in the United States in August 2017 or January 2018 (selected participants may not defer to a later date).
  • Eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program.
  • Be cleared by a physician to participate in the program.
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.

How to Apply:

Candidates must register &login for online apply the scholarship program using this link: http://exchangeprograms.worldlearning.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=PublicDocuments.View&File_ID=060075757B773F7A7203047C0774751C0D09030F1A7B7077051C070475727C0705057376747571010D0D

Supporting Documents:

  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Transcript

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Global UGRAD will provide a select group of approximately 250 students with scholarships for one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States.
  • The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books
  • A small number of students will also receive additional English language training in the U.S. prior to the start of their academic program.

Application Deadline:

The application must be received by December 31, 2016.

Link for More Information:

https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-global-ugrad

Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at amy.fisher-at-worldlearning.org

 

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