Deadline: January 22, 2012
NESA UGRAD provides a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university for students from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Participants engage in one year of undergraduate, non-degree studies at a diverse network of accredited two- and four-year institutions
Participants engage in local community service projects and take part in cultural enrichment activities. Host institutions provide participants with academic skill development classes. NESA UGRAD is administered by American Councils for International Education on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
NESA UGRAD is a merit-based competition.
Applicants must be:
1. a citizen, national or permanent resident qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the country from which the applicant is applying;
2. Is completing his/her final year of secondary school or enrolled in first-, second-, third-year full-time undergraduate study at the time of application at a registered academic institution in his/her country and is in good academic standing. Part-time students or correspondence students are not eligible;
3. full-time students and in good academic standing;
4. between the ages of 18-25;
5. able to begin the academic exchange program in the United States in August 2012;
6. able to receive and maintain a J-1 visa;
7. committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program;
8. proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.
- J-1 visa sponsorship
- Tuition and fees support
- Textbook allowance each term
- Round-trip travel
- Monthly stipend
- Medical insurance
- Cultural Enrichment funds
- Alumni support
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