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YEAR Program Presentation
Are you a Russian university student or secondary school graduate aged 17 to 20 years? Are you dreaming to go for a free exchange program to the Unites States?
Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about the Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) Program which is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Meet Aleksandra Grishina, YEAR I alumna, who will share her own experience of staying with the American host family and taking courses in the US university as well as participating in various projects. Moreover, Aleksandra will provide you with the insights on the application process and requirements for applicants and answer your questions.
The applications deadline for YEAR Program is November 10, so hurry up and register now!
The YEAR Program provides outstanding Russian students a unique opportunity to study for one year at U.S. community colleges and universities, to learn firsthand about the United States, and to share Russia’s history and culture with Americans. During the first month of the program, participants are placed with host families, who provide them daily meals, support, and an introduction to American culture. At the end of the first month, they move to on-campus residence halls. During the academic year, participants take courses in their major fields of study, American studies, and a wide range of electives. In addition to coursework, students engage in a variety of community and professional projects. The YEAR Program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
APPLICANTS MUST BE: • Citizens of the Russian Federation • Born between July 20, 1997 and July 1, 2000 • University students or secondary school graduates as of August 2018 • Proficient in spoken and written English • Able to demonstrate outstanding academic ability • Committed to returning to Russia after the completion of the program • Able to begin the program in the United States in July of 2018 • Eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 Exchange Visitor non-immigrant category visa.