2018 GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) seeks candidates for the 2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). First, second, or third-year undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic excellence, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, and who have a good command of English, are invited to apply for the program. The application deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 31, 2017.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for the academic year 2018-2019, Global UGRAD will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 245 undergraduate students representing all world regions to study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes preacademic English language training, academic coursework, service learning opportunities, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. 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.
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.
Failure to meet the academic requirements of the university and Global UGRAD program (poor grades, failure to submit assignments or attend class) may result in dismissal from Global UGRAD. Participants must remain in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Competition will be based on the potential of the candidates to become student leaders through academic performance, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, without regard to their field of study, race, religion, or gender. Competition is open to all applicants who:
Must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of their Global UGRAD Program in the United States;
Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Vietnam;
Will have completed their first year of undergraduate study by August 2018; 2
Have at least one remaining semester to complete at their universities in Vietnam upon completion of the program in the United States;
Achieved at least a 7.5 GPA in the previous semester;
Demonstrate a command of written and spoken English;
Demonstrate strong leadership qualities through academic performance, community involvement, and extracurricular activities;
Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S.; and
Committed to return directly to Vietnam after the completion of the program.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply online, please click Global UGRAD online application to create an account and start your application for the program. Deadline for online submissions: 5:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 31, 2017. Applications submitted via e-mail, or in hard copy will not be considered.
Application Package: 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), and grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. grading system.
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