The Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs of the U. S. Department of State, is pleased to announce a
new exchange program for undergraduate students-the 2011 Global
Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
The Global UGRAD Program provides scholarships for one semester or one
academic year of U.S. Study in a NON-DEGREE Program. The goals of the
program are to provide a diverse group of emerging student leaders, from
non-elite and underrepresented groups in Indonesia and East Asia.
All global UGRAD Program participants will be enrolled full-time in
undergraduate course work chosen from the institution's (US) existing
curriculum to allow students ample opportunity for ongoing interaction with
U.S. Faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and
To ensure that students succeed in their new academic environments, host
institutions will offer tailored instruction on topics including academic
research and writing, critical thinking, time management, note taking, and
studying for and taking tests. Participants will live on campus with
Students will also be provided with opportunities to participate in up to
ten hours of community service per semester. Additionally, an internship
component will be offered to all academic-year participants during the
academic component of the program. Internships will be related to each
participant's field of study and/or career plans.
Participants may be eligible for up to 4 weeks of intensive English Language
instruction in the United States prior to the start of academic portion of
1/ Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in
S-1 degree programs only, and have completed their first semester and up to
their firth semester of undergraduate study at an Indonesian university.
2/ Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work,
community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
3/ Applicants must have minimum ITP/IBT TOEFL score of 500-score or IELTS
5.0 less than two years old. In some cases a personal interview by a fluent
qualified Native English Speaker who can confirm that the nominee would be
able to achieve that score when tested is acceptable. Candidates must also
meet all the requirements of the institution where admission is being
4/ Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in
the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
5/ Applications can be for either for one semester or two semesters based on
nominee's availability. No applications should be submitted for both one
semester and full year programs.
6/ Applicants are required to return to Indonesia after the completion of
the one or two semester program.
Submission of Applications
An original application and two copies should be submitted to the address
below by: November 1, 2010
American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)
Gedung Balai Pustaka Lt. 6
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4, Jakarta 10720
Tel. 021- 3452016
Applications are available at the AMINEF offices or can also be downloaded
from AMINEF website at http://www.aminef.or.id
We do not accept email applications. Hard copies must be sent or delivered
to American Indonesian Exchange Foundation.