Q. Who is eligible?
A. The Study America Undergraduate Program offers secondary school seniors or recent graduates from participating countries who are carefully selected by international partners and screening committees in their home countries based on academic excellence and leadership potential.
Q. How can students apply?
A. IIE recommends that students contact the Study America Undergraduate Program Partner in the country from which they are applying. Any Center that believes their students would benefit from the program can nominate candidates. Applicants do not have to be processed through any particular office in any country. Many EducationUSA host institutions, bi-national centers, and foundations have traditionally nominated candidates to the program but no agency/person/center has exclusive right to nominate candidates.
Q. Which colleges and universities accept students from this program?
A. IIE surveys all colleges and universities nationwide every year to determine what financial aid opportunities are offered and what the eligibility requirements are for international undergraduates. We work with the full range of accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Schools do not have to be IIE member institutions and do not pay any fee to participate. IIE receives no commission to place students in any institution. ALL institutions are invited to review candidates through the program. IIE staff evaluates each candidate application and researches appropriate programs and majors for each student. We work with the student, the advisor/center/foundation until the student; advisor/center/foundation and IIE are satisfied and agree with the list of schools for submission. Most students we work with have limited finances at their disposal and, therefore, each application is submitted to several U.S. institutions to allow for more choice and opportunity.
Q. What if the student’s application is not successful?
A. IIE can make no guarantees on the success of a student’s application. However, the application will be carefully considered prior to submission. If we believe a particular student’s application will not be successful, original documents will be returned.
Q. What are the responsibilities of a Study America Undergraduate Program Partner?
A. As the advisor/center/foundation you would counsel the students and coordinate the submission of necessary documents to IIE. You would provide the students information on the TOEFL and SAT and help register them for these exams when necessary. You would evaluate their application and letters of recommendation for completeness, competitiveness and clarity of study objectives. Once the application is submitted IIE would copy you on all correspondence between our office and the candidate and request your support when necessary to clarify issues and resolve any problems.
If you are interested in collaborating with IIE for the Study America Undergraduate Program, please contact:
Study America Undergraduate Program