The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study in the United States combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. Eligible criteria include: be at least 18; be a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country; be enrolled as an undergraduate and have one semester remaining at the home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program; proficiency in English; have completed a physical; eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program; and committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the United States to experience U.S. higher education, gain critical professional skills, and explore new cultures and values. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. The overall goal is to promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.