The competition for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2022 has been announced by the US Embassy in Georgia (Global UGRAD). Global UGRAD is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by World Learning on behalf of ECA.
This international educational and cultural exchange program brings future leaders to the United States to experience the U.S. educational system, enhance their knowledge, and explore U.S. culture and values. It also affords students the opportunity to share their cultures and traditions with people in the United States.
In 2022-23, Global UGRAD will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 250 undergraduate students representing all world regions to study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes pre-academic English language training, academic coursework, service-learning opportunities, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. Check this offer: Fully funded UNICEF Internship Program 2022
About the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
Global UGRAD 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. Global UGRAD participants will live on-campus with U.S. peers. The program will include a pre-departure orientation at U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, a virtual arrival orientation, and an in-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC.
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. (Please note: All students who are enrolled in pre-academic English will begin their program in the fall semester.)
The Global UGRAD Program is a non-degree program. 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. Please note that the implementing organization cannot guarantee the availability of specific courses to students.
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. 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.
Eligibility for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to all academic fields of study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability. Competition for the program is highly competitive and merit-based. Finalists will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership potential, and their preparedness for study in the United States.
- be at least 18 years of age by the start date of their Global UGRAD Program in the United States;
- be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in their home country;
– have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program;
- must 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 Global UGRAD program cannot be the final academic term of a student’s undergraduate study.
The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books. Global UGRAD is a substantive exchange program designed to expose students to the U.S. educational system, society, and culture. Finalists represent diverse disciplines, from architecture to engineering, biochemistry to literature, and education. A small number of students will also receive additional English language training in the U.S. prior to the start of their academic program.
A full and complete Global UGRAD student application package includes the following documents:
- completed application form;
- copy of passport bio page;
- academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations);
- two letters of reference (with English translations);
- grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. grading system.
How To Apply
The Global UGRAD Program application is available online at https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ugrad_student_application_2022. Interested candidates should read all instructions and information carefully before completing the application and review all fields before making any submission online.
The Deadline for application is 24:00 Tbilisi Time on January 5, 2022.