The United States Embassy in Georgia is inviting applications for the 2022-23 Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program. Global UGRAD is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by World Learning on behalf of ECA.
Global UGRAD is open to all academic fields of study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability. Competition for the program is highly competitive and merit based. Finalists will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership potential, and their preparedness for study in the United States.
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 U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, a virtual arrival orientation, and an in-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC.
All academic fields of study are eligible. Per J-1 visa regulations, interested applicants in medicine, nursing, dentistry, 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 at least 18 years of age by the start date of their Global UGRAD Program in the United States;
- be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in their home country;
- have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program;
- must have at least one semester or an equivalent term remaining that they will complete at their home institutions upon return after the Global UGRAD Program.
For more information, visit https://ge.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchange-programs/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-ugrad-for-undergrads/