The U.S Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem Announces
The 2023-2024 Global Undergraduate Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
DEADLINE: December 15, 2022 The U.S Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the competition for the 2023-2024 Global Undergraduate Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). 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. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 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 course work 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 20 hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.
Eligibility for the Global UGRAD Program:
portion of the program. Students must achieve a minimum score of 61 to be eligible to participate in the exchange portion of the program in the United States.
Application and Program Timeline:
Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2022 to December 15, 2022 for the 2023-2024 academic year. Participants will be placed at a U.S. university in either the Fall 2023 semester (August – December 2023) or Spring 2024 semester (January to May 2024). The application link is: https://webportalapp.com/sp/closed/ugrad_student_application_2023.
Jerusalem and West Bank Applicants: Please send an email to Jerusalemexchanges@state.gov
Gaza Applicants: Please send an email to JerusalemGazaexchanges@state.gov