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2012 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia


The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce the 2012
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD).
The deadline to submit the application for this program isThursday, December 22,
2011 at 5:00 PM.


If YOU are interested in traveling to the United States to pursue non-degree studies
at no cost to you, then read below for more information about the application
procedure and the program!


Applicants are encouraged to complete the application online. Please read the online application instructions and  <> Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) carefully prior to beginning the application.


Online application instructions (<>

 <> Online application (<>

Those applicants who cannot complete the application online may download and
complete a paper application at the links below (two parts) or use the attached
application package. Three (3) complete copies of all application materials must be
received by the IREX Armenia Office located at 8 SaryanStreet in Yerevan (or other
IREX field office) in one package by 5:00 PM local time on Thursday, December 22,

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Paper ApplicationInstructions (<>

* <>Paper Application (Part 1) (

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Paper Application (Part 2) (<>

For convenience sake, we have also attached the paper application to this email. If
you have questions about the application, please email us at <


The IREX Yerevan office will provide three sets of lectures for interested persons
to learn more about the program. They include:


The ‘About the Global UGRAD Program’Informational Lecture‘ will provide potential
applicants with detailed information about the program.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:00 PM

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:00 PM

The‘Group Application Review’ Lecture will help applicants ensure they are
accurately completing the application form.

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 4:00 PM

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 3:00 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 2:00 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 12:00 PM

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 4:00 PM


The ‘How to Write an Essay” Lecture will provide applicants with important insights
on how to prepare essays for the application.

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 4:00 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 5:00 PM


To register for one of the above lectures, please call 52 66 21, 52 66 23, or 52 66
49. All lectures will take place at the IREX Armenia Conference Room located at 8
Saryan Street in Yerevan. Due to limited seating, only registered persons may

About the Global UGRAD Program: The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Global UGRAD program provides opportunities for full-time undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college. Program fields include accounting, agriculture, anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, environmental management, geology, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, urban planning, and U.S. studies. Note that other fields will also be considered.
Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.


All fellows will:

  • ·Attend classes full-time for one academic year;
  •  Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service in their host city during the first semester; and
  • Complete a part-time internship during their second semester.


Students in their first-year at the time of application will live with host families
or in dormitories and will be enrolled in two-year community colleges. All other
students will live in dormitories at four-year colleges and universities.


The fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  •  J-1 Visa Support;
  • Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city to host institution in the United States;
  •  Accident and sickness coverage;
  • Tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • Room and board (housing and meals);
  • Small incidentals allowance;
  • Limited allowance for books; and
  • A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.




IREX Armenia

8 Saryan Street
Yerevan, Armenia 0002
TEL: (374 10) 52 66 21, 52 66 23, 52 66 49
FAX: (374-10) 52 66 21 ext. 220
E-MAIL: <>

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