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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

2014-2015 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 ofEducational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is supported by the people of the United States. TheGlobal UGRAD program provides opportunities for undergraduate students for full-time non-degree study in the United States. 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.

Participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and the Russian Federation will spend one semesterof non-degree study in a US university or community college. Participants from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college.

All participants will:

  • Attend classes full-time during their academic program;
  • Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service in their host city; and
  • Complete a professional development component during their program: part-time internships during the second semester for academic year participants and Workplace Excellence professional field trips for semester participants.

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 participant’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.

See application for eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

All fields of study are considered.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, February 28, 2014

Applications for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia can be obtained online at

Applications may be submitted by email to

Please note that fellowship awards for the 2014-2015 Global UGRAD program are contingent on the appropriation of Federal funding by the United States Congress.

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