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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:‎

  1. Applicants must be Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Gaza and must be ‎currently studying in their place of residence.‎
  2. 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.‎
  3. Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community ‎involvement, and extracurricular activities.‎
  4. Applicants must demonstrate a command of written and spoken English.  The TOEFL exam ‎will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates.  ‎
  5. Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or ‎outside of their home countries.‎
  6. Applicants must be committed to return directly to their home country after the completion ‎of the program.‎
  7. Applicants are over 18 years of age.‎

Application process: ‎

The online application will be open from November 1 until December 31, 2018. For ‎application information and instructions, please visit www.worldlearning.org/ugrad. ‎

Inquires

Jerusalem and West Bank Applicants:  Please send an email to ‎Jerusalemexchang[email protected] or call 02-622-7161 for more information.‎

Gaza Applicants: Please send an email [email protected]


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