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World Learning Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2023

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the United States to experience U.S. higher education, gain critical professional skills, and explore new cultures and values.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.

Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to over 2,500 Global UGRAD students.  Participants leave the U.S. with the tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD alumni go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries and regions.

*The Global UGRAD-Pakistan Program is run by a different organization. For further details, please email the Fulbright Commission in Pakistan at [email protected].

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World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society, and build relationships across cultures. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality. World Learning is working to improve global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students—including English language instruction through our T...... read more


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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Application Deadline15 Dec 2023
Country to studyUnited States
TypeUndergraduate
SponsorWorld Learning
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.

  • Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries.
  • Enhance students' academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.
  • Cultivate students' comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
  • Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Requirements for Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Qualification

This program is aimed mainly at Non-U.S. Citizens living outside the US, to be eligible applicants must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program
  • Have completed secondary education in their home country
  • Have a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible)
  • Be able to begin studies in the United States in 2024 (selected participants may not defer to a later date)
  • Be eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program
  • Be cleared by a physician to participate in the program
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.


Application Deadline

December 15, 2023


How to Apply

For more details, visit World Learning website.

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