They gave an informational lecture about academic exchange scholarships in the United States

The National University of La Rioja convened high school students, university students and graduates to disseminate exchange grant proposals and opportunities represented by international competitions in professional development.

Present were the Minister of Corporate Relations, Cristina Oliarte; Under Secretary of State for International Relations, Paula Marcos, and Director of the Business School, Bernardo Sanchez, Scientist.

On this occasion, Daniel Portugal, Head of the Central Translation and Interaction Unit, explained the offer available regarding professional exchange programs, educational programs and scholarships for young people, all initiatives funded by the US Embassy in Argentina.

In this sense, Portugal emphasized that these integration programs serve not only to exchange knowledge, but also to exchange values, experiences and opportunities.

One of the developments that emerged in the conversation is that all program expenses, including airline tickets, travel expenses, food, accommodation, and medical insurance, are borne by the US Department of State.

Likewise, it was reported that when the call for each of the programs opens, more information, requirements and selection process will be published; In addition to interested parties, they will have advice from the Undersecretary of International Relations.

Subsequently, Portugal offered scholarships for undergraduate students, including Fulbright Friends, US Student Leaders Study, and EducationUSA.

He then presented the offer available for master’s and doctoral degrees in the United States, targeting graduates, including Vivanco & Vivanco, Consejo Federal de Inversiones (CFI), IAPG Houston and José Siderman.

In this sense, he pointed out that the requirements for both university students and graduates are that they must have Argentine citizenship, and that they must be 24 years old, including the time of the trip; Be a regular student of higher education in the Argentine Republic, with courses of at least 4 years, or a graduate thereof; Have an outstanding partial academic average in the degree program (minimum 7/10 points); Have a minimum English level of approximately 80 points on the TOEFL Internet-based test or equivalent; They have leadership experiences, social commitment and experience in the field of study/profession.

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Subsequently, scholarships were offered to high school students, including the Young Ambassadors Program, High School Students and Mentors, National Science Camp, and O-Ambassador Summer Work and Travel Scholarship.

For these programs, you must be at least 15 years old and no more than 17 years old at the time of the exchange date; Have at least an additional year of high school after the program; speak english; Be from a public school or operated by a private company and have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate in the three-week program in the United States.

In the final section of the meeting, details of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) scholarships were presented; University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP); Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE); Scholarship for English teachers. Scholarship for language assistants and open courses.

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