Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for East Asia, the Pacific, and the Western Hemisphere:

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Location: United States
Duration: 2008 to 2013
Funder: U.S. Department of State

Global UGRAD provides emerging student leaders with scholarships to attend U.S. colleges and universities for up to one year of undergraduate, non-degree study. Global UGRAD is a substantive exchange program designed to expose students to U.S. education, society, and culture. Students represent diverse disciplines, from architecture to engineering, biochemistry to literature and education. They participate in community service projects and internships, live in university residence halls, and are actively involved in campus organizations and activities.

World Learning has placed and monitored hundreds of Global UGRAD students at diverse two- and four-year host institutions across the country. Alumni go on to advanced degrees, prestigious internships, and interesting positions in the private and public sectors.

In order to be eligible for the Global UGRAD program, students must be citizens of

  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Students must also:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing, not entering the final year of their studies at the time of application.
  • Apply through the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Fulbright Commission in their home country. Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership potential, and preparedness for study in the United States.


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Program Areas: Education, Exchange
Expertise: Education, Exchange