2013-2014 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia
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 full-time 1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-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 US university or community college. 4th-year students must have at least one term remaining at their home institutions upon completion of the program. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.
All participants 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 1st-year at the time of application will live with host families or in dormitories and will be enrolled in two-year community colleges. All other students will live in dormitories at four-year colleges and universities.
The fellowship is fully funded and provides:
- J-1 Visa Support;
- Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city to host institution in the United States;
- Accident and sickness coverage;
- Tuition and mandatory university fees;
- Room and board (housing and meals);
- Small incidentals allowance;
- Limited allowance for books; and
- A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Management
- Hospitality Management
- International Relations
- Journalism and Mass Communication
- Political Science
- Urban Planning
- U.S. Studies
- Other fields will be considered
See application for eligibility requirements and selection criteria.
5:00 PM, Monday, January 14, 2013
Applications for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia can be obtained and submitted on IREX website http://www.irex.org/application/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-eurasia-and-central-asia-global-ugrad-fellowship-a and IREX field offices in Eurasia and Central Asia:
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 48A Gorogly Street, 3rd floor.
Tel: 97 10 34 (ext.20). email: email@example.com.
Contact Chemen Jumaeva
Please note that fellowship awards for the 2013-2014 Global UGRAD program are contingent on the appropriation of Federal funding by the United States Congress.