The U.S. Embassy Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, a one academic semester, U.S Department of State-sponsored study program in the United States.
Participants in this program will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate course work chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American students, and will be required to participate in 20 hours of community service.
The Global Ugrad Program provides the opportunity for non-degree study in the United States for one academic semester starting in August 2019 or January 2020. Students in their first, second, or third year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply. Applicants should be 18-25 years old and should have at least one undergraduate semester remaining in their studies at university following the end of the program in December 2019 or May 2020.
This is a non-degree program. Students should check with their home institution regarding the transfer of credits accumulated during this program.
For more information on the Global Ugrad Program, students are encouraged to visit the program website.
Competition for the Global Ugrad Program is merit-based. Eligible applicants should be:
The application package must include:
When the recommendation letters are written and signed, applicants should scan and upload them to their online applications.
The U.S. Government pays for the participants’ international travel, university tuition, room and board, health insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books. Competition is merit-based, and students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.
Interested applicants must also fill and sign USJ's Outgoing mobility form and hand it to the International relations office of USJ.