2022-2023 Community College Initiative Program (CCI) Call for Applications

[Photo: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs]

U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022-2023 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. This U.S. Department of State exchange program provides scholarships for Bangladeshi undergraduate students (18 to 25 years old) to spend one academic year studying at a U.S. community college.

Program Pillars:

  • Academics: Students will complete one year of academic coursework at a U.S. community college in their selected field of study and may earn professional certificates.
  • Service Learning: Students will participate in local community service activities to develop their leadership skills.
  • Internships: Students will gain hands-on professional experience by working at renown organizations, businesses, and companies based in the United States.
  • Cultural Exchange: Students will learn about American culture and share their culture as a youth ambassador through activities such as exhibitions and performances.
  • Leadership: Students will enhance their leadership capabilities through CCI leadership programming activities focused on reflection and goal-setting.
  • Action Planning: During their time in the United States, students will develop an action project, portfolio, or community outreach plan to create positive change in their home communities upon returning to Bangladesh

Application Deadline and How to Apply:

Applications are due on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).

To get your application form please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Embassy’s CCI Program Manager, Ms. Tahnia Shahid, at shahidtx@state.gov.

Please drop your paper applications at the following address:  

Attn. Tahnia Shahid
The American Center,
U.S. Embassy Annex
J Block, Progati Sharoni,
Baridhara, Dhaka-1212
(Opposite the U.S. Embassy and next to Notun Bazar)

or courier your application at:
Attn. Tahnia Shahid
C/o. Mailroom service
U.S. Embassy Dhaka
Madani Avenue
Dhaka -1212