Application Review Criteria

Goals- The candidate’s goals should align with the goals of the program- to encourage their leadership potential, commitment to civic engagement & community service, and interest in mutual understanding between their home country and the United States. Since the program is limited to one semester and participants do not receive degrees, it is important that their goals are flexible and realistic.

Academics- Global UGRAD is a non-degree program. Participants may not be able to transfer credits from their U.S. host university to their home university. The candidate should be prepared that this may delay their graduation from their home university. Neither World Learning nor their U.S. host institution can guarantee enrollment in specific courses for the purposes of transfer.

All students must provide attested official transcripts, SLC and beyond. Students should be in good academic standing at their home university in order to be considered for the Program. 

English Language ability- A TOEFL score is not required at the time of application; however, a TOEFL score is required for participation in the program. 

Community Service- Applicant should understand the importance of community work and show an inclination to volunteer while in United States and upon returning home. They will be required to do 20 hours of community service in the United States. 

References- One reference has to be academic and written by a professor or assistant professor from the candidate’s major field of study. A second reference may come from a non-academic aspect of the candidate’s life and work. World Learning provides a reference form on the application portal. No other format is accepted.