Applications are invited for the Fully Funded Harvard University’s Crossroads Summer Program 2018 . The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University (SAI) Second Annual Crossroads Program is a fully-funded career development opportunity for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances.

Crossroad Summer Program Details:

Host Country:
  • Dubai
Host Organisations:
  • This summer school program is a collaboration between the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Business School Club of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Dubai International Financial Centre, with the support of Air Arabia, the Carlton Hotel, Dubai Future Accelerators, and Emirates Grand Hotel.
Program Location:
  • Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai
Program Duration:
  • One Weeks
Program Dates:
  • The 2018 program will run from September 23 – 28, 2018 at the DIFC Academy of the Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai, UAE).
No. of Students:
  • 60
Scholarship Value:
  • The program will cover the costs of international travel, board, lodging and class materials. Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.

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Eligibility Criteria:
  • Holder of a valid passport from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, the Maldives), the Middle East or Africa.
  • The first member of a family—or the first generation within a family—to attend college
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a college, can provide proof they begin undergraduate studies in Fall 2018, OR a recent graduate from a college (within three years)
  • Must be able to travel to an Air Arabia destination city.
  • First Semester Students can also apply as long as the other criteria is met
  • They also accept recent graduates of university, graduating from an undergraduate program within the past 3 years.
  • You must be The first member of a family—or the first generation within a family—to attend college
  • No IELTS or TOEFL is Required. While fluency in English is required, shortlisted candidates will only need to demonstrate fluency during a Skype interview and through their written submissions.

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Required Documents:

You will need to submit the following materials:

  1. Online application through CARAT. Instructions to apply through CARAT are here. Please read these instructions thoroughly before contacting the Crossroads Program Team.
  2. Copy of Passport*
  3.  Resume*
  4. Academic transcript* official or unofficial document showing the students grades.
  5. A personal statement of 600 words or less describing why you are applying for this program* Documents must be in English, double-spaced, and in 12-point size font.
  6. Two letters of recommendation uploaded directly to CARAT.* Letters should offer insight into the students academic achievements and their ability to take on challenges. Letters must be in English.

*PDF files are preferred for application materials.

Any applications that are not in English will not be considered. Any applications that do not have both recommendation letters by May 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EST will not be considered, and therefore will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Application form of Crossroads Summer Program is very different from the online applications of the other programs. For more information about application process please click on Instructions for Applying to Crossroads Program through CARAT.

Application Deadline:

The deadline of the Crossroads Summer Program is June 30, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) for new applications, July 6th, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) for partially completed and saved applications on CARAT

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