Secondary School Exchange Initiative for Short Term Projects

AGENCY: United States Information Agency

PROGRAM: The United States Information Agency invites applications to conduct exchanges of youth between the ages of 14 and 18 1/2 years of age with the twelve Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The Agency's main objective is to foster interaction between American and foreign youth. The purpose of this program is to link a network of American secondary schools with a network of schools in one or more NIS countries as the basis for exchanges of students, teachers and school administrators during academic year 1994-95. Each network should consist of a minimum of 10 schools (five pairs). These may be schools with common features or interests (e.g., teach Russian/English as a foreign language, math and science magnet schools), or they may be schools in a finite system (e.g., a local school district, country or state). They may be schools in communities that are affiliated with communites in NIS countries under an umbrella organization.

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

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

DEADLINES: 01/28/94


          United States Information Agency
          Youth Programs Division
          301 Fourth Street, NW
          Room 357
          Washington, DC  20547
ATTN:     Diana Aronson