12:37The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides opportunities for current first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and administered by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board).
UGRAD provides opportunities for current first-, second-, and third- year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a U.S. university or community college.
Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.
All fellows will:
- Attend classes full-time for one academic year;
- Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service in their host city during the first semester; and
- Complete a part-time internship during their second semester.
Students in their first-year at the time of application will live with host families or in dormitories and will be enrolled in two-year community colleges. Students in their second- or third-year at the time of application will live in dormitories at four-year colleges and universities.
The fellowship is fully funded and provides:
J-1 Visa Support
Round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to host institution in
the United States;
Accident and sickness insurance;
Tuition and mandatory university fees;
Room and board (housing and meals);
Small incidentals allowance;
Limited allowance for books;
A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Contact us via e-mail: email@example.com
**NOTE: All the students in their third year of full time study are eligible to apply for the Global UGRAD program!
You can also apply online!