UGRAD

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Global UGRAD program provides opportunities for full-time undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.

University Administration Support Program (UASP)

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) coordinates a competition for the University Administration Support Program (UASP) supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Educational Testing

The IBT versions of the TOEFL, GRE, USMLE, PMI, ICMA and other tests are offered at the Educational Testing Center.

Crimea UGRAD

The Crimea Undergraduate Exchange Program (Crimea UGRAD) provides promising undergraduate students from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea opportunities for one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college.

Muskie

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie) provides opportunities for Master’s level study in the United States.

TEA

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization. TEA will provide secondary school teachers from Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States .

Program Highlights

Global Libraries

Global Libraries: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has selected IREX to plan for a program to provide public access to computers and Internet in Ukraine’s public libraries.

Internet

Addressing a broad shortage of the free flow of information, the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) is a versatile civil society-centered program that spurs community development by using access to the Internet as a tool for linking citizens to the outside world and by using information and communications technology (ICT) as a pillar to support local initiative.

UMPP

The Ukrainian Media Partnership Program (UMPP) creates and fosters long-term relationships between selected U.S. media outlets and Ukrainian media outlets. UMPP works with independent print, radio and TV media sectors in Ukraine. UMPP was launched in 2002 and funded by the Public Affairs Section, US Embassy in Ukraine.

18.06 Alumni Round Table on Gender Movement in Ukraine

On June 7th, Muskie and UGRAD alumni participated in the first round-table within
the project “Women’s and gender movement as a societal value for democratic Ukraine”.

24.02 2014-2015 University Administration Support Program (UASP) is now available! Deadline - March 31!

IREX provides competitively awarded short-term fellowships for mid- and senior-level university administrators to spend approximately eight weeks with counterparts at respected U.S. public universities to work on specific university administration reform projects. While in the U.S., the fellows are required to prepare a case study on the management issue addressed. The case studies are then published on the IREX website.

05.12 Project Smile is now accepting applications on a Rolling Basis! Please apply now!

IREX is pleased to announce Project Smile, an initiative that aims to improve the lives of Eurasian children, the elderly or people with disabilities through alumni-driven community-based activities. The program will not only benefit under-served people, but will provide alumni with further professional development opportunities.

05.02 2014-2015 UGRAD Program

Applications are currently available for the 2014-2015 cycle of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia & Central Asia (Global UGRAD). Applications, including all supporting documents, are due to the IREX office in your country of citizenship by 5 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014.
The deadline for online applications for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is 11:59 AM EST, FRIDAY, February 28, 2014.

31.01 Career Breakthrough for Muskie and UGRAD Alumni

On January 25th, 17 Muskie and UGRAD alumni attended the workshop entitled “Career Breakthrough” which took place at IREX Kyiv office. The event was conducted by Marina Ivanenko, who is a business trainer, certified coach and author of training programs on leadership & management, personal effectiveness, time management, goal setting, change management and performance.

Oleksandr Biryukov

This new alumni publication examines the Ukrainian legal system.  More

Valeriy Ryabukha (CI 2000)

The second edition of the book “Education against Drugs” has been published recently. The safety manual was supplemented and improved due to the practical experience at Chernihiv schools. The project has been supported by the Chernihiv City Council,fund “UCAN” and NGO “AHALAR” has arranged it.  More

04.12 Project Smile is now accepting applications on a Rolling Basis! Please apply now!

IREX is pleased to announce Project Smile, an initiative that aims to improve the lives of Eurasian children, the elderly or people with disabilities through alumni-driven community-based activities. The program will not only benefit under-served people, but will provide alumni with further professional development opportunities.

20.02 Request for proposals to conduct individual coaching sessions for Bibliomist staff

As part of the Professional Development program IREX would like to provide its staff with additional benefit in a form of the coaching sessions to enhance Bibliomist employees’ ability to successfully develop their careers after the closure of the project.

20.02 Request for proposals to conduct a one-day training at the conference facilities of IREX office for approximately 25 staff on re

IREX would like to provide its staff with additional benefit in a form of the training to enhance Bibliomist employees’ ability to successfully apply and obtain new jobs after the closure of the project.

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