The Global UGRAD Exchange Program promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. It aims to Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries and Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals. It also cultivates students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S while Facilitating opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities and Empowering students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Program Eligibility

  • over 18 years of age;
  • a citizen of a Global UGRAD participating country*, currently residing in that country; (Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi,  Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, and Zimbabwe).
  • enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at an accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the Global UGRAD program;
  • completed secondary education in their home country;
  • a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible);
  • able to begin studies in the U.S. in August 2018 or January 2019 (selected participants may not defer to a later date);
  • eligible to receive and maintain the U.S. student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program;
  • cleared by a physician to participate in the program;
  • committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017, 5pm EST

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