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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to theUnited Statesto experience U.S. higher education, gain critical professional skills, and explore new cultures and values.
Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to over 2,500 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.
*The Global UGRAD-Pakistan Program is run by a different organization. For further details, please email the Fulbright Commission in Pakistan at [email protected].
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Macedonia, Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
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.
- Candidates must be above 18 years of age.
- Candidates must be a citizen of the UGRAD participating country.
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in the graduate program.
- Candidates must have completed their secondary education in their home country.
- Candidates must have a strong command of spoken and written English language.
- Candidates must be able to start their studies in the US in January 2022.
- Candidates must be eligible to obtain the US student exchange visa that is required for this program.
- Candidates must be declared medically or physically fit by the physician.
- Candidates are expected to be committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.
How to apply:
You can apply through the official website :
- The applicants have to register themselves on the website first.
- After registration, they have to apply online through the website.