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Please find attached flyers announcing the 2018-2019 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) and kindly advertise the program to students. The student application for the 2018-2019 Global UGRAD Program will open on November 1, 2017 and close at 11:00 P.M. on December 31, 2017. Students can apply via Global UGRAD online application. In 2018-2019, Global UGRAD will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 245 undergraduate students representing all world regions to study at U.S. colleges and universities.

Academic Program Details:
  • Program is a non-degree program.
  • Open to all academic fields of study. Per J-1 visa regulations, interested applicants in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology or other clinical fields of study should be made aware that direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted, and therefore academic coursework and/or program activities at participating U.S. institutions may be limited.
  • Participants will be enrolled in undergraduate coursework at a U.S. college or university to allow ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture.
  • N.B. The Global UGRAD Program does not assist with credit transfers between participants’ host and home institutions. Any credit transfers are the sole responsibility of the participants.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of their Global UGRAD Program in the United States.
  • Participants must remain in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from the Global UGRAD program.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in their home country, and must have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program.
  • Students must also have at least one semester or an equivalent term remaining that they will complete at their home institutions upon return after the Global UGRAD Program.
  • The program cannot be the final academic term of a student’s undergraduate study.
Studying and living in the U.S. during the UGRAD program:
  • Global UGRAD participants will live on-campus with U.S. peers.
  • Students may indicate a preference for a fall or spring semester placement but final placement will be made by the implementing organization in conjunction with ECA.
  • Students are required to participate in a minimum of twenty hours of community service activities during the program.
  • Students are required to enroll in at least two courses in their major and at least one course in a U.S. Studies field, such as U.S. history, literature, art, or government.
  • Students must adhere to the host campus code of conduct as well as the terms and conditions of the Global UGRAD program.
The program is fully funded and includes international return airfare, a modest student stipend & medical insurance.
Prior to departure for the U.S. there will be include a pre-departure orientation at the Embassy, a virtual arrival orientation, and an in-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC.
Successful candidates selection is based on demonstrated leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular as well as flexibility, and motivation.