U.S. Embassy Seoul is pleased to announce the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) for 2022. They encourage qualified students to apply for this unique opportunity to study in the United States.
The Global UGRAD Program provides semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students for non-degree undergraduate study at accredited U.S. two- and four-year institutions. The program is specifically targeted to students from low-income families from less-privileged or under-represented sectors of society.
The Global UGRAD Program was developed to meet the U.S. government’s ongoing commitment to provide a diverse group of student leaders with an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions by engaging in substantive academic exchanges at colleges and universities across the United States.
The Global UGRAD Program provides one semester of non-degree undergraduate study at accredited U.S. two- and four-year institutions to outstanding undergraduate students from less privileged and under-represented sectors of Korean society.
Students will be required to participate in a minimum of ten hours of community service activities during semester. Students will also be required to enroll in at least one course in a U.S. Studies field, such as U.S. History, Literature, Art, or Government.
- Scholarships will be granted to Korean students who currently are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Korea (Applicant must be studying in the country in which they apply for the program), and who will have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their UGRAD Program. In addition, selected participants must be at least 18 years of age when they begin their UGRAD Program in the United States. They must also have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the UGRAD Program. The UGRAD semester cannot be the last academic term of a student’s undergraduate study. Priority will be given to students from low-income families from less-privileged or under-represented sectors of society.
- All candidates should be proficient in English so that they can be active participants in the academic program.
- Candidates should ideally have little or no prior experience living or studying in the United States.
- Candidates should be highly motivated, less-privileged undergraduate students from colleges, universities who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
- Fields of study will vary but the fields of medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology or other clinical fields of study, that direct patient care, including animal care, are not permitted.
For more information, visit https://kr.usembassy.gov/010721-recruitment-announcement-call-for-nominations-for-fy21-global-undergraduate-program-ugrad/