The US Embassy in Bangladesh is calling for applications for the 2023-2024 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The CCI Program provides Bangladeshi undergraduate students who are first through third year of university students with an opportunity to study at a US community college, live with international students, and engage in community service projects with participants from 18 different countries.
After completing the program, the students will return to Bangladesh equipped with new knowledge, enhanced technical skills, and access to a global network they developed in the United States to create positive change in their local communities, said a US embassy press release on Sunday (December 18).
The Community College Initiative Program (CCI) program provides current Bangladeshi undergraduate students with scholarships to study at a US community college and acquire leadership skills by participating in various community service projects and extracurricular activities.
The application deadline is Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
Over the last 10 years, 70 Bangladeshi students have participated in this youth exchange program. Notable Bangladeshi CCI alumni include Muhammad Ferdaus who participated in the Community College Initiative program in public safety (disaster management) at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts. During his exchange program, he completed 603 hours of volunteer work, the highest recorded volunteer service in the CCI program. After his return, he founded NGO Community Development for Peace.
To apply and for more information about the program, visit https://bd.usembassy.gov/education-culture/ and to get your application form please click here.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time)
For additional information, please visithttps://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/community-college-initiative-program.