Secondary School Exchange Initiative: Academic Year Inbound

AGENCY: United States Information Agency

PROGRAM: The United States Information Agency invites applications to arrange school placements, homestays and programming for high school students from the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS) and to supervise them during academic year 1994-95. This is a request for proposals for two categories: 1) the academic year program inbound only; and 2) intensive English training. The purposes of this program are: 1) to place pre-selected high school students from NIS countries in the U.S. to study and live for up to one academic year; to place the students in qualified host families and welcoming schools; to provide English and intercultural training to ensure that all students are able to function in their host communities; to enable participants to have program enhancements that give them a broader view of the society and culture of the U.S.; and to promote mutual understanding between the people of the NIS and the U.S.

QUALIFICATIONS: U.S. educational, cultural, and other not-for-profit institutions.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Grants awarded to eligible organizations with fewer than four years of experience in conducting international exchange programs will be limited to $60,000.

DEADLINES: 11/19/93


          United States Information Agency
          Youth Programs Division
          301 Fourth Street, SW
          Room 357
          Washington, DC  20547
ATTN:     David Dallas