The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
(Global UGRAD)

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Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

The Global UGRAD application is open
November 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 5pm EST

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Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

The Global UGRAD program brings future leaders to the U.S. to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values.

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

The program provides one-semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to approximately 2,000 Global UGRAD students. Participants leave the U.S. with the tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD alumni go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries.

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Global UGRAD is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by World Learning

Stories

Alumni Update: El Salvador Read this Story
Alumni Update: Nicaragua Read this Story
Alumni Update: Uganda Read this Story
All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service from Around the World – Part i Read this Story
All Hands on Deck! Stories of Community Service from Around the World – Part ii Read this Story
Through the Eyes of Our Roommates Read this Story

Impact

  • The Global UGRAD Program helped me enormously to think outside the box and set some new goals for myself, goals that before I thought I could never achieve. Now the path seems possible; not easy, but possible and I will be forever grateful to the program.

    Global UGRAD participant, 2015-16
  • All the stereotypes I had before coming here just vanished, because I learned that no matter how different people are, they still can easily find common ground and build strong friendship.

    Global UGRAD participant, 2016-17
  • I wanted to contribute to my local community because in this short period of time I became a real part of it. I met so many people thanks to my volunteering hours, and without community service, my experience in the U.S. wouldn’t have been as good.

    Global UGRAD participant, 2016-17
  • Inclusion is so important when it comes to making a difference and understanding others because it takes collective effort to create meaningful and lasting change.

    Global UGRAD participant 2016-17
  • I consider myself to be extremely lucky that I had the privilege to become a cultural ambassador for my country… I have been exposed to different cultures, which led me to a better understanding of my own.

    Global UGRAD participant, 2015-16
  • Global UGRADs are often our most known and outgoing international students. They are opinionated, ambitious, curious, and open to learning and sharing. Typically, we could say the Global UGRADs represent the ideal international student and we feel fortunate to have them here as part of our community.

    Global UGRAD host institution
  • The UGRAD program has allowed me to believe more in myself and allowed me to meet people that have had a tremendous impact in my life. I am certain that if it wasn’t for the program I wouldn’t receive these new opportunities.

    Global UGRAD participant, 2016-17
  • Faculty are thrilled to have Global UGRAD students in their classes, because they bring a different perspective and they work very hard.  Staff say the Global UGRAD students are very involved and take full advantage of on campus resources.  Even the local community benefits through the students’ community service and the host family program that our university runs that matches an international student with a local family.

    Global UGRAD host institution

By the Numbers

250 Students in 2017

Female

15060%

Male

10040%

Global UGRAD Students Represent

58 Countries

75 Host Institution Partners

Across 43 States

Snaps

 

Videos

What is Global UGRAD?

How Has Global UGRAD Inspired You:

Student Video from New York:

Student Video from End-of-Program Workshop: