The Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program (NESA UGRAD) is a part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program), a scholarship program managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, for emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors of the world. Launched in 2007, NESA UGRAD provides a substantive exchange experience at U.S. colleges and universities for students from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. NESA UGRAD fellows engage in one year of undergraduate, non-degree study at a diverse network of accredited two- and four-year institutions. The NESA UGRAD program aims to provide a meaningful exchange experience by equipping participants with the academic skills required to achieve success in higher education while also providing opportunities for international students and Americans to develop relationships based on mutual understanding.
NESA UGRAD fellows complete coursework in American studies, academic skill development, and their specified field of study. Fellows also become active members of the community by giving cultural presentations, participating in community service, and engaging in professional internships. These internships allow students to explore their specific fields of study and apply what they learn in the classroom through hands-on experience.
NESA UGRAD is administered by American Councils for International Education on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
To apply to become a host institution for NESA UGRAD fellows, visit www.americancouncilsnetwork.org
For more information on the program, visit www.nesaugrad.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.