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USA: Exchange scholarship program, 2006-2007 Undergraduate Exchange Program

Published date: 10.10.2005 10:55 | Author: Stipendije stranih vlada

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The Open Society Institute (OSI) is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Exchange Program (UEP) for the 2006-2007 academic year. UEP supports students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, and Serbia in the U.S. for one-year of non-degree academic studies. The program seeks to assist educational and civic development in Southeastern Europe and Mongolia by exposing participants to a liberal arts curriculum, different models of classroom instruction, community service work, and civil society related programming. The UEP combines the U.S. liberal arts academic experience with exposure to American social issues and civic development through involvement in community service related work. The program aims to create lasting ties among participants and their American colleagues thereby contributing to cultural understanding and tolerance.
Participants attend a university or college in the United States for one year. While in the U.S., grantees agree to complete 25 hours a semester of community service work in an area of interest to them. At the end of the year, they are expected to return home to complete their degrees. Once back in their home country, grantees agree to complete a community service internship or service project in their own community.

The Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. To be eligible for the Undergraduate Exchange Program, applicants must:
Be a resident of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, or Serbia. Be a current second-year undergraduate student studying American Studies, Art History, Classical Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Economic Theory, Fine or Performing Arts, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Literature and Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or Women's or Gender Studies.
Be enrolled in an accredited university in his or her home country.
Be in his or her second year when applying and have at least one year of study remaining at his or her home university when the applicant returns.
Have an outstanding academic record.
Have a history of community and/or extracurricular involvement.
Have spent previous two years in residence in home country.
Have not attended an university in the United States.
Have not attended high school in the United States for more than one academic semester.
Be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English.
Be able to begin studies in the summer of 2006.

Participant selection and university placement is determined by a panel of experts in the United States. Candidates do not apply to a specific university. For more information about the program and for an application please visit:
_exchange/guidelines>http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/undergraduate
Anne Campbell
Program Manager
Network Scholarship Programs
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 USA
Telephone: (212) 548-0104
Fax: (646) 557-2563
acampbell@sorosny.org