The 2022-23 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is open to recruit students. The Global Undergraduate Exchange program is a fully funded academic and cultural exchange program designed to increase participants’ knowledge and global connectivity. Global UGRAD participants come from more than 60 countries and study for a semester in universities across the United States.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented backgrounds who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills.
All participants will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate coursework chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers, and will be required to participate in twenty hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.
The online application may be accessed at: Global UGRAD online application
Application deadline: January 6, 2022
U.S. Embassy Program Contact:
Beijing Exchange Program
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy, Beijing