The Global UGRAD Program in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State for students of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year full-time higher education institutions, provided that after returning from the program it is at least one semester before receiving a diploma of higher education. The program provides an opportunity for students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to train for one academic year without receiving degree in the U.S. University or college. All participants are selected on the basis of open competition.
Finalists of the program undergo full-time study for one year, and devote 20 or more hours to community service during the first semester and professional trainings in the second semester. Students, who at the time of application applying are trained on the 1stcourse, will live with host families or in dormitories and attend two-year colleges. Students studying at the 2nd, 3rdand 4thcourses at the time of application will live in dormitories and attend four-year colleges or universities.
The program provides:
• Funding and administrative support to get U.S. VisaJ-1;
• Travelling from the native city to the host institution in the United States and vice versa,
• Tuition fees;
• Accommodation and food in the U.S.
• Partial health insurance
• A monthly stipend;
• Limited funds for purchasing textbooks;
• Professional development opportunities by the end of the program.
The list of specialties:
Management of Natural Resources
Management in Service and Tourism
Journalism and mass media
Also other specialties could be considered
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