November 30, 2011

Open Society Foundation Undergraduate Exchange Program for Albania, Kosovo and Ukraine Students

Undergraduate Exchange Program (U.E.P)

Course(s) Offered: Liberal arts, Community service leadership
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Open Foundation Society
Country to Study in: USA or Home Country

Scholarship Description
The program seeks to assist educational and civic development in Southeastern and Eastern Europe by exposing participants to a liberal arts curriculum, different models of classroom instruction, community service work, and civil society related programming.

The UEP program 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.

The Undergraduate Exchange Program (UEP) supports students from Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine (studying in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Poltava, Sumy, or Zaporizhia only) in the United States for one-year of non-degree academic studies and service learning and one subsequent year in their home country leading a community service project of their own design.

Eligibility
In order to qualify for the program, an applicant must:
  • Be a citizen and resident of Albania, Kosovo, or Ukraine.
  • Be a current second-year undergraduate student studying an eligible course (see below).
  • Be enrolled in an accredited university in his or her home country. Ukrainian applicants must be studying at a university in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Poltava, Sumy, or Zaporizhia to be eligible.
  • Be in the second year of study when applying and return to their home country to complete their degree following the program.
  • Have an outstanding academic record.
  • Demonstrate leadership or leadership potential and have a history of community and/or extracurricular involvement.
  • Have spent previous two years in residence in home country.
  • Have not attended a 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 2012.
Eligible groups
Students from Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine

Participating Institutions
All universities in the United States

Fields of study
Eligible courses include:
  • 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.
Please note that economic theory does not include business administration or management.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Total of 2 years - consisting of one-year of non-degree academic studies and service learning in the United States; and one subsequent year in their home country leading a community service project of their own design

Method of Application
Applications may be done Online or By Post. Please visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this program

DEADLINES:
All applications must be submitted by December 1, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations to help countries make the transition from communism.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2011
Open for International Students: No (ONLY Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Europe for International Students

2 comments:

  1. Pls how do I get this scholarship??

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  2. @yabo, please read the 'Eligibility' section of the post above. If you are indeed eligible, follow the link at the end of the post to apply

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