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.
Deadline: December 15, 2009
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Global UGRAD program provides opportunities for current first, second, and third year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, 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.
The deadline for the 2010 Undergraduate Exchange Program is December 15, 2009, 17:00.
Contact us via e-mail: [email protected]
Applicants can submit paper copies or use the electronic submission format at
Applicants can also find information on our website, www.irex.ua .