The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia

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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Global UGRAD program provides opportunities for full-time 1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college. All students (including 4th year students) must have at least one term remaining at their home institutions upon completion of the program. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.

– Is a citizen, national or permanent resident qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the country of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan; -Is currently residing in one of the following eligible countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan; – Is enrolled as a first-, second-, third, or fourth-year full-time undergraduate student at the time of application at a registered academic institution in one of the 12 eligible countries and in good academic standing. All students (including 4th year students) must return to their home academic institution for a minimum of one full term (semester or year) following the end of the Global UGRAD program. Correspondence students in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are also eligible to apply; – Is between the ages of 18-24 years old at the time of travel to the United States (August-September 2012);

Deadline: December 22, 2011

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