The 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Student Exchange Program
The American Consulate General in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the competition for the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Global UGRAD will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 245 undergraduate students worldwide to study at U.S. colleges and universities.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
The program includes pre-academic 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. The program will include a pre-departure orientation at Post, a virtual arrival orientation, and an in-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC.
The Global UGRAD Program is a non-degree program. The Global UGRAD Program does not assist with credit transfers between participants’ host and home institutions. Any credit transfers are the sole responsibility of the participants. Please note that the implementing organization cannot guarantee the availability of specific courses to students.
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.
Students must adhere to the host campus code of conduct as well as the terms and conditions of the Global UGRAD program. Participants must remain in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from the Global UGRAD program.
Eligibility for the Global UGRAD Program:
- Applicants must be Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Gaza and must be currently studying in their place of residence.
- Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
- Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
- Applicants must demonstrate a command of written and spoken English. The TOEFL exam will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates.
- Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
- Applicants must be committed to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
- Applicants are over 18 years of age.
The online application will be open from November 1 until December 31, 2018. For application information and instructions, please visit www.worldlearning.org/ugrad.
Jerusalem and West Bank Applicants: Please send an email to [email protected] or call 02-622-7161 for more information.
Gaza Applicants: Please send an email [email protected]