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 around the world. Launched in 2007, NESA UGRAD provides a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university for students from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Participants engage in one year of undergraduate, non-degree studies at a diverse network of accredited two- and four-year institutions. Participants engage in local community service projects and take part in cultural enrichment activities. Host institutions provide participants with academic skill development classes. NESA UGRAD is administered by American Councils for International Education on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
NESA UGRAD NewslettersMarch 2013
December 2012-January 2013
December 2011-January 2012
HOST APPLICATION PROCESSIf you are interested in hosting a NESA UGRAD Fellow, please complete the host institution application at www.americancouncilsnetwork.org
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Being an architecture student studying abroad is indeed very beneficial for my experience. For my appreciation of good spaces and good art of the era, chances like these are what accumulate in the memory to allow better perception of the art and architecture that I am exposed to, here or at home.
2012-2013 NESA UGRAD Fellow