Forecast Exchange Program 2011, USA

Deadline:  Serbian students 14 January 2011 (5 p.m.); Montenegrin students 12 January 2011 (5 p.m.)
Open to: Serbian and Montenegrin undergraduates
Scholarship: For one academic year of undergraduate, non-degree study in the US beginning in August 2011

Eligibility

The FORECAST Exchange Program is open to all academic fields of study (except medicine, law and other faculties only available on the graduate level in the U.S.) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national and ethnic origin or disability. Competition for the program is merit based. Finalists will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership potential, knowledge of English and their preparedness for study in the United States.

In Montenegro, in order to be eligible for the FORECAST Exchange Program, applicants must:

– Be a citizen of Montenegro and currently reside and study in Montenegro;
– Be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at a Montenegrin university and have satisfactorily completed at least one semester with final grades in some university courses but not be enrolled at the final year of their studies at the time of application;
– Be between the ages of 18 and 26;
– Have a strong command of written and spoken English;
– Be able to begin study in the United States in August 2011. Participants will not be allowed to defer until a later date;
– Be able to receive and maintain the U.S. student exchange visa (J-1) required for this program. Individuals who have previously been to the U.S. under a J-1 visa are eligible if the 2 year rule has expired or does not apply in their case.
– Be able to pass the medical exam

In Serbia, in order to be eligible for the FORECAST Exchange Program, applicants must:

– Be a citizen of Serbia and currently reside and study in Serbia;
– Be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at a Serbian university and have satisfactorily completed at least one semester with final grades in some university courses but not be enrolled at the final year of their studies at the time of application;
– Be between the ages of 18 and 26;
– Have a strong command of written and spoken English;
– Be able to begin study in the United States in August 2011. Participants will not be allowed to defer until a later date;
– Be able to receive and maintain the U.S. student exchange visa (J-1) required for this program. Individuals who have previously been to the U.S. under a J-1 visa are eligible if the 2 year rule has expired or does not apply in their case.
– Be able to pass the medical exam

How to apply

Montenegro

  • Interested undergraduates are required to fill out a FORECAST Exchange application form available in the American Corner, KIC Budo Tomovic, Vaka Đurovića 12, Podgorica. Application forms can also be downloaded  here and here.
  • Completed applications can be submitted to the above address from 10am to 6pm on the following dates: November 15, 2010; December 8 and 15, 2010 or January 10, 11 and 12, 2011. Applications and scanned copies of the other required documents may also be submitted electronically at [email protected] by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2011.
  • Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview by a Selection Committee, and will be required to take the internet-based TOEFL test and receive a minimum score of 80. The final selection will be made by USAID in Washington, DC. For more information about this program, see the websites above or call World Learning at +381-11-361-2462.

Serbia

  • Interested undergraduates are required to fill out a FORECAST Exchange application form available from World Learning at Kralja Milana 4A, Stan 27, Belgrade.  Application forms can also be downloaded here or here.  Application deadline is 5:00 pm., January 14, 2011.
  • Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview by a Selection Committee, and will be required to take the internet-based TOEFL test and receive a minimum score of 80. The final selection will be made by USAID in Washington, DC.  For more information about this program, see the websites above or call World Learning at 011-361-2462.


Official website for Montenegrin students

Official website for Serbian students

3 thoughts on “Forecast Exchange Program 2011, USA

  1. how wonderful a place Montenegro, is! However, you are now sowhmeere in Peru, I am in Cebu, Philipines. Just got my Koga Miyata World Traveller, rebuilt and repaired in a fantastic bike shop in Banilad Town Center, Cebu. Tuesday I travel to Palawan,( without my bike), and trek in the Batak peoples tribal home lands,and see first hand the illegal logging that threatens their existance,(300) Batak left!!! Safe adventures in Peru, and I’ll keep you updated on the Philipines..Cheers, Wil Davies

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