Applications are open for 2017/2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) to give a different gathering of developing pioneers with a grant for one semester of non-degree scholastic learn at a U.S. school or college. Worldwide UGRAD members have finished 1–4 years of college study in their nations of origin.
About the Award
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) gives an assorted gathering of rising pioneers with a grant for one semester of non-degree scholarly learn at a U.S. school or college. The program is supported by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and plans to enlist members from underrepresented, non-world class foundations. Fruitful candidates can expect an inside and out introduction to U.S. society, culture, and scholarly establishments, and additionally a chance to upgrade their expert abilities.
All members will be enlisted in full-time, non-degree, college class work browsed their host establishment’s current educational programs. Members will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. concentrates course to improve their comprehension of the United States. Members will live in grounds lodging offices with American companions, and will be required to partake in twenty hours of group administration. There will likewise be a virtual entry introduction and an in-person end-of-program workshop.
Worldwide UGRAD is a substantive trade program intended to open understudies to the U.S. instructive framework, society, and culture. Finalists speak to differing disciplines, from design to building, natural chemistry to writing and training. A little number of understudies will likewise get extra English dialect preparing in the US preceding the begin of their scholarly program. All understudies are required to take part in volunteer group benefit exercises and are urged to take an interest in expert advancement exercises as a component of the Global UGRAD Program. Presentation to U.S. common society, and in addition the social and ethnic assorted qualities of the United States, gives the members a solid case of resilience in a fair society.
Application Deadline: 31st December, 2016
Eligible Countries: International (See list below)
To be taken at (country): United States
Eligible Field of Study: Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for the Global UGRAD program. Possible fields of study include the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematical science, natural and physical sciences, engineering and applied science.
Sort: Undergraduate non-Degree Exchange Program
Qualification: The Global UGRAD Program is interested in any individual who is/has:
more than 18 years old;
a native of an UGRAD participating nation, right now living in that nation;
enlisted as an undergrad on favorable terms at any licensed college, open or private, and has no less than one semester staying at their home college at the finish of the UGRAD program;
finished optional training in their nation of origin;
a strong order of composed and communicated in (English Language preparing for a few finalists is conceivable);
ready to start concentrates on in the United States in August 2017 or January 2018 (chose members may not concede to a later date);
qualified to get and keep up the US understudy trade visa (J-1) required for the program;
cleared by a doctor to take an interest in the program;
focused on coming back to their nation of origin after the finishing of the program.
People in the following conditions are not qualified for the Global UGRAD Program:
U.S. nationals and permanent inhabitants of the United States;
People as of now concentrating on, dwelling, or working outside of their nation of origin;
Nearby workers of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Bureau of State or potentially the U.S. Office for International Development (USAID); representatives are likewise ineligible for one year taking after the end of work;
Close relatives (i.e. companions and kids) of U.S. Division of State and USAID workers; relatives are likewise ineligible for one year taking after the end of business;
Current World Learning workers and their close relatives.
Number of Awardees: Global UGRAD will give a select gathering of roughly 250 understudies with grants for one scholarly semester of undergrad, non-degree think about in the United States.
Estimation of Scholarship: The grant will cover universal travel, educational cost, food and lodging, mischance/infection protection, a little month to month stipend, and subsidizing for books.
Span of Scholarship: One semester
Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
How to Apply: Apply online
Grant Provider: U.S. Department of State