Deadline: 1 January 2017
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is seeking applications for its 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State.
The 2017 Global UGRAD program will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 250 outstanding undergraduate students from around the world to study in the U.S colleges and universities. Five principal candidates and two alternates will be selected for Cambodia.
The program includes academic coursework, service learning opportunities, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. Global UGRAD participants will be enrolled full time in undergraduate course work at the host institution to allow ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture.
All academic fields of study are eligible. Per J-1 visa regulations, interested applicants in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology or other clinical fields of study, should be made aware that direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted, and therefore academic coursework and/or program activities at participating U.S. institutions may be limited.
- Be a Cambodian citizen with at least 18 years of age when beginning the UGRAD program in the United States.
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Cambodia, and must have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program.
- Have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program. The Global UGRAD program cannot be the final academic term of a student’s undergraduate study.
- Be highly motivated and demonstrate leadership 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.
- Priority will be given to students from non-elite or less-privileged backgrounds, from both rural and urban areas, which have little or no prior experience in the U.S. or elsewhere outside of their home countries.
- Applicants must be committed to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Country: Cambodia
For more information, please visit Global UGRAD Program.