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Exchange program in US calls for Vietnamese applications

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:11 GMT+7
Exchange program in US calls for Vietnamese applications
Students studying in the U.S.

The U.S. diplomatic mission in Vietnam is seeking candidates for the 2015 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) that offers non-degree courses expected to start in August 2015 or January 2016 at American universities.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Global UGRAD provides scholarships for one semester (approximately five months) in all academic fields of study, enabling undergraduate students to study in a non-degree program at U.S. universities, the mission said on its website.

The international educational and cultural exchange program will bring a select group of 250 students from many countries, including Vietnam, to the United States to experience the U.S. educational system, enhance their knowledge, and explore U.S. culture and values.

Vietnamese scholarship winners will be chosen from a maximum of eight nominees.

The goal of the program is to provide a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university, as well as to promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.

The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books.

Students will live in university dormitories and will have the opportunity to participate in campus organizations and activities.

They will be required to participate in a minimum of twenty hours of community service activities during the program.

First, second, or third-year undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic excellence, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, and who have a good command of English, are eligible to apply for the program.  Only online applications found at http://exchangeprograms.worldlearning.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewDocument&File_ID=52945 are accepted.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on February 2, 2015.

Further information can be found at http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/projects/Global-UGRAD/

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