Applications are now open for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.
Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.
Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States.
There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop. Undergraduate students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.
Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries.
Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.
Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.
Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.
Applicants must be studying in the country in which they apply for the Global UGRAD Program.
Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study.
Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
Applicants must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 45ibt.
Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
Applicants are required to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
Applicants are over 18 years of age.
A full and complete Global UGRAD student application package includes the following documents: completed online application form, copy of passport bio page, academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations), two letters of reference (with English translations), and grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. grading system.
How to Apply