December 31st, 2019.
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the U.S. to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values.
Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to over 2,200 Global UGRAD students. Participants leave the U.S. with the tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD alumni go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries and regions.
- 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.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- All academic fields.
EGYPT, JORDAN, LEBANON, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, MAURITANIA, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
Note: Selected participants do not choose their host institution and will be placed at the most appropriate institution based on students’ academic interests.
- Over 18 years of age;
- A citizen of a Global UGRAD participating country*, currently residing in that country;
- Enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any 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 2020 or January 2021 (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.
Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Global UGRAD Program:
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S.
- Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country.
- Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment.
- Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees; family members are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment.
- Current World Learning employees and their immediate family members.
Note: Global UGRAD 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 U.S.
The scholarship will cover:
- international travel.
- room and board.
- accident/sickness insurance.
- a small monthly stipend.
- funding for books.
- The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.
First Step: Create your account from here.
Second Step: Fill in your general information and click save.
Third Step: After completing student profile, click get started to start (Global UGRAD Application), before starting filling the application you will have to answer the eligibility questions.
Fourth Step: Prepare the following documents:
- Academic Letter of Recommendation (Download black letter form here).
- Personal Letter of Recommendation ((Download black letter form here).
- Photocopy of your passport or government-issued ID.
- Official Transcripts (Official document with English translation showing academic performance from previous years in the university. First year university students must provide a copy of their secondary school transcripts and an enrollment letter from their current university.).
- If you have created a portfolio as part of your academic program (i.e. you are a student of art, artchitecture, etc.) and would like to include samples of your work.
Fifth Step: Complete the required information and essays, then submit your application.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Hesham Galal / Egypt “
Reviewed by” Eman Morsy/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team