2011 – 2012 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Global UGRAD, American Indonesian Exchange Foundation, USA

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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 classroom culture..

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 American peers.

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 their program.


  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 institutional 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 sought.
  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 www.aminef.or.id

For additional information, contact infofulbright_ind[at]aminef.or.id.

We do not accept email applications. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to American Indonesian Exchange Foundation.

To download form click here

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

4 comments on “2011 – 2012 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Global UGRAD, American Indonesian Exchange Foundation, USA

  1. Thank you for the information. Im an university student in Indonesia and have been passing second semester… I want to know about the second eligibility, what is the potential leadership of the applicants such as some certificates from their university…? or they should prove their capability after they are accepted and staying there already through academic works, community involvement and extracuricullar activities…

  2. hei…
    Thank you for the information,
    am one of the student in indonesian university, exactly in bengkulu province.
    Am just starting my new studiy program, and it will be end at november or desember, depend on my mind..so, can i follow this program?

    I have 3 national organization, one of them i become domestic secretary for member reqruitmen and member education training..

    Am very interest, and need follow this program, i hope, after i come back from there, i can make small or may be big change for my community, and my human in my province.

  3. Hi, I’m one of student from Indonesia. I’m very interested about this program, I’m in the 7th semester now, I hope it doesn’t matter, because I really want to join :)


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