US Embassy announces student exchange openings

The US Department of State has announced that it is now accepting applications for its Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) for emerging student leaders from Vietnam.

The programme offers study at a U.S. college or university for eight Vietnamese students in which the participants will engage in one semester of undergraduate, non-degree study at an accredited two- or four-year institution.

Participants will engage in local community service projects and take part in cultural enrichment activities. The host institutions will also provide participants with academic skill development classes.

In addition, participants who do not meet the host institution language requirements will be eligible for two to four weeks of intensive English language instruction in the United States prior to the start of the academic portion of their programme.

The programme is managed and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the US State Department.  The application deadline is February 27, 2015. For further information, visit the UGRAD website at: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/projects/Global-UGRAD/.

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