Today representatives of the United States Embassy present the international student exchange program "GLOBAL UGRAD" for students of 1-3 courses of all specialties of Alfred Nobel University.
The Global Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is a program of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The UGRAD program enables full-time students of higher education institutions to study for one academic year. All participants are selected on the basis of open competition.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is administered through the joint efforts of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassies abroad and World Learning. Michael Hackett, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the US Embassy, stressed that the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad. The Bureau seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its grants, programs, and other activities and in its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Bureau is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.
Victoria Mikhailenko, Cultural Affairs Assistant at the US Embassy presented the main steps in preparing documents and in the selection process. Also she emphasized that international educational and cultural exchange program brings future leaders to the United States to experience the U.S. educational system, enhance their knowledge and skills, and explore U.S. culture and values. It also affords students the opportunity to educate Americans about other cultures and traditions.
The Global UGRAD scholarship provides one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States in all fields. Participants will study at accredited four-year U.S. institutions of higher education, receive intensive English instruction if needed, and engage in community service, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities.
The meeting was arranged by International Cooperation Department.
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