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Inspiration Abounds at the Fulbright Pre-departure Orientation 2018

  In July, over 150 inspiring Fulbright grantees from across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad, to attend the pre-departure orientation hosted by USEFP. These grantees will attend 70 U.S. universities to study and conduct research in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including engineering, social sciences and energy management. The two-day ...
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UGRAD Grantees Depart to the U.S. as Cultural Ambassadors

  This year, 108 students currently enrolled in Pakistani universities have been selected to participate in the fall 2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). The Global UGRAD is one of the most popular U.S. government-funded scholarship programs managed by USEFP, where Pakistani students spend a semester studying at colleges ...
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Career Pathways: An “Experience of a Lifetime” For Students and Counsellors

High school students today seem to be surrounded by myriad pressures even before they graduate. This often leaves little room for self-discovery or real-world experiences. Choosing a career path then becomes a matter of pragmatism rather than following one’s passion. Career Pathways, a three-week summer program offered by USEFP in ...
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Looking Ahead: EducationUSA PDO Celebrates Students Departing to the U.S.

The process of applying to a college or university in the United States requires time, preparation and a lot of effort. Those who successfully complete this process however, embark on an adventure that will leave a lasting impression on their lives. To celebrate the triumph of those who have been ...
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“Armed with Faith” Screened Exclusively for Alumni in Lahore and Peshawar

In the summer, USEFP hosted an exclusive screening of Armed with Faith, a Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy production, which highlights the dangerous and courageous work of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit (KPK BDU). The film is co-produced by Fulbright alumna, Haya Fatima Iqbal, who also co-produced the Oscar winning documentary, ...
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“Every Player’s Music Counts”

Imagine the famed Prague Symphony Orchestra performing a concert in the heart of Europe. Now imagine one player’s music being out of tune with the rest of the group. The entire piece would be rendered “off” because of one player. This is how Robin Sharma, one of the world’s premier ...
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Humphrey Alumnus Appointed Federal Minister

  USEFP is proud to announce that the first Hubert H. Humphrey program alumnus from Pakistan, Shafqat Mahmood, has been appointed Federal Minister under the current government in Pakistan. Mahmood is a 1980 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, who completed his fellowship from Harvard University in Public Administration. He holds a ...
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USEFP Welcomes New Board Members

  USEFP would like to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors, Mr. Christopher Fitzgerald, Matthew Singer, and Anthony Jones. These members were introduced during USEFP’s 254th meeting of the Board of Directors held at the end of this quarter, and join the existing board members, Dr. Christopher ...
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In Memorium: Taimur Aman (1981 – 2018)

  USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Taimur Aman, a friend and alumnus of the Hubert H. Humphrey program. Taimur, who passed away on July 14, 2018, completed his Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship from Michigan State University in Human Resource Management in 2017. He was born on January 25, 1981 ...
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PUAN Alumni Conference: Promoting Pakistan-U.S. Partnership Through Art, Culture and Society

  The Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network alumni conference ‘Meet Pakistan through Art, Culture, and Society’ took place in Islamabad from July 12 to 16, 2018. The conference brought together more than 200 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs in the fields of arts and culture from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The four-day conference focused on the Pakistani-American partnerships in cultural ...
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Annual Creative Writing Contest Brings Out Students’ Creative Talents

EducationUSA Pakistan held its annual Creative Writing Contest this summer for students ages 16-18. More than 150 students from across the country submitted original works of fiction, centered around the theme of “Life in Pakistan”, highlighting the creative talent of Pakistan’s youth. Strong creative writing skills may be overlooked in ...
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Winning Entry by Zahra Ajaz

Earlier this year, we ran a Creative Writing contest for young writers between the ages of 16 and 18. It gave us the opportunity to read through hundreds of excellent submissions received from all across the country. Presented here is Zahra Ajaz’s submission which was awarded first place in the ...
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Second Place Entry “The Tale of the Bootwallah” by Taimur Adnan

Earlier this year, we ran a Creative Writing contest for young writers between the ages of 16 and 18. It gave us the opportunity to read through hundreds of excellent submissions received from all across the country. Presented here is Taimur Adnan’s submission which was awarded second place in the ...
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Third Place Entry by Noor Shahzad

Earlier this year, we ran a Creative Writing contest for young writers between the ages of 16 and 18. It gave us the opportunity to read through hundreds of excellent submissions received from all across the country. Presented here is Noor Shahzad’s submission which was awarded first place in the ...
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Ten Years of PUAN: Alumni Mark the Occasion at Reunion Ceremonies

  Islamabad Reunion More than 700 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs gathered in Islamabad to recognize the contributions of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) members to their communities and mark the 10-year anniversary of PUAN. Politicians, scholars, journalists, business leaders, and students, all alumni of U.S. government programs, joined together to ...
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USEFP Welcomes New Members to Its Team

  USEFP is happy to announce the addition of four new staff members to its team. Here’s a brief introduction of our new team members: Hassan Nisar graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in May 2017, where he studied liberal arts with a concentration in Art History. He went on to ...
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Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi: Changing the world through art

  On June 23, 2018, Global UGrad alumnus Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi received the coveted Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2018. The award recognizes the achievements of inspiring young leaders from around the Commonwealth for their community service initiatives. Zaidi attended a semester at Humboldt State University, as part of the Global ...
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EducationUSA’s Opportunity Fund promotes inclusivity in education

USEFP understands the correlation between poverty and the availability of quality educational opportunities in Pakistan. As such it is constantly endeavoring to expand its outreach, diversify its student-body profile, and initiate programs that promote inclusivity. One such effort undertaken by EducationUSA this quarter, has been the inclusion of students from ...
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Launch of Fulbright Heroes season two

Chronicling the inspirational journeys of nine Fulbright master’s and PhD alumni, comes the second season of Fulbright Heroes 2017-2018. The short documentary series captures the range of contributions made by Fulbright alumni towards development in Pakistan. The alumni featured in season two have channeled their Fulbright experiences in the U.S. ...
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Re-entry seminar helps Fulbright grantees navigate their return to Pakistan

The annual Fulbright Re-entry and Social Enterprise Seminar was hosted at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) from May 10 to May 13. The three-day seminar was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). ...
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GRE mock test: Opening doors to U.S. higher education

A lot of the individuals interested in applying for the Fulbright scholarship program, initially balk at the thought of taking the GRE General test. To allay their fears and familiarize the Pakistani public with this seemingly daunting test, USEFP conducts GRE mock tests at various public-sector universities across Pakistan. Each ...
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Fulbright alumna strives for an inclusive community for differently abled persons

  On Friday, May 4, 2018, Fulbright alumna Tayyaba Azeem, founder of SpeakUp!, organized a coaching session for Differently Abled Persons (DAP) with the support of USEFP at its Karachi premises. The session was attended by DAPs from different educational backgrounds and interests and facilitated by a fully-trained sign language ...
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Ramzan Speaker Series provides a window into life as a Muslim in the U.S.

USEFP’s Ramzan Speaker Series is one of its more popular events, drawing significant engagement form the community. The event is organized in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, and features embassy members, Fulbright alumni, and EducationUSA advisers as speakers. This Ramzan the series included a sequence of three talks focusing on ...
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Remembering the late Humphrey fellow Mr. Ali Zaman Shah (1971-2018)

– USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (2013), Mr. Ali Zaman Shah. Mr. Shah, who passed away in April 2018, was an avid supporter of the Humphrey fellowship and would often be found at alumni events sharing a joke with friends and strangers alike. He ...
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Fulbright alumni appointed to leading caretaker government positions

Congratulations to USEFP alumni Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Professor Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi, on their appointments to positions in the caretaker government. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is a Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual who is currently serving as the caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan. Her illustrious career boasts numerous high-profile ...
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Global UGrad alumni representing Pakistan on the world stage

Global UGRAD alumni are known to embody the values of acceptance, inclusivity, philanthropy, and civic responsibility. They are chosen for their potential to become community leaders, and to influence change. Narrated below are the contributions some of these inspiring alumni have made as result of their exchange experiences at a ...
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Teaching public speaking and communication through improv

Most of us are no strangers to that gut-wrenching, free falling state that consumes us when we are the center of attention in a room filled with peers and friends. This fear of public speaking and communicating in large groups, is perhaps the most ubiquitous feeling, uniting everyone from young ...
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SCA Regional Forum Presents Exciting Opportunities for EducationUSA Advisers

  The EducationUSA South and Central Asia Regional Forum (SCA), brought together representatives from major accredited U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) and South and Central Asia Regional EducationUSA advisers for an invigorating four days of panels and skills workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal. Fourteen EducationUSA Pakistan advisers also attended the forum, ...
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Global UGRAD Alumni Become Positive Agents of Change

Global UGRAD alumni are known to embody the values of acceptance, inclusivity, philanthropy, and civic responsibility. They are chosen for their potential to become community leaders, and to influence change. Narrated below are the contributions some of these inspiring alumni have made as result of their exchange experiences at a ...
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PhD Alumni Forum Encourages Conversation on Alumni Experiences and Challenges

In an effort to foster a healthy exchange of ideas, encourage meaningful discussion, and influence change, USEFP organized PhD Alumni Forums, for Fulbright alumni who completed their PhD degrees in the United States. The forums were held in Islamabad as well as Karachi and were also attended by representatives from the U.S. Embassy and ...
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USEFP Welcomes New Members to Its Team

  Aman Bashir joined USEFP as an EducationUSA Adviser in January 2018. He is from Lahore and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is working with USEFP’s Competitive College Club Cohort and Opportunity Fund students for the Lahore office.  Ashab Hassan Lodhi joined USEFP in ...
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In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Matt J. Duffy, a friend and member of the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Duffy, who was a journalist and an educator, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a prolonged illness. Dr. Duffy enjoyed a visit to Pakistan in May 2016, as part of ...
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Celebrating 70 Years of Pakistan-U.S. friendship at the 14th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference

  Over 150 Fulbright and Humphrey alumni travelled to Karachi, to celebrate 70 years of friendship between Pakistan and United States, as part of the 14th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Conference, which took place between March 2 and March 4, 2018. The three-day conference was hosted at the Institute of ...
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Going from Strength to Strength: Spring 2018 South Asia Tour Biggest Yet in Pakistan

  Since its inception in 2011, the biannual South Asia Tour organized by EducationUSA has kept gaining momentum, becoming bigger and better with each passing year. In Spring 2018, the 12th South Asia Tour boasted the largest contingent of U.S. university and college administrators to ever visit Pakistan. Twenty-seven representatives ...
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Accepting Applications for the 2019 Fulbright Degree Program

On February 4, USEFP announced the Fulbright Awards 2019 with a May 16, 2018 deadline. The Award announcement was placed in all major newspapers, so if you have yet to see the ad there or across our social media feeds, feel free to share this advertisement within your network.
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USEFP Hosts First-Ever National Humphrey Alumni Reunion

  The inaugural National Humphrey Alumni Reunion, held in October 2017 in Islamabad, saw participation from career civil service employees, and eminent private sector professionals, committed to public service. The event, which was organized by USEFP in collaboration with the Humphrey Alumni Association of Pakistan (HAAP), provided a welcome opportunity ...
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Eleventh South Asia Tour Brings U.S. Higher Education Opportunities to Pakistan

Owing to its popularity and influence, the biannual South Asia Tour organized by EducationUSA is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. In each tour the scale of the activities and the audience increases, reflecting the growing interest in U.S. higher education in Pakistan. In Fall 2017, ...
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Fulbright Announces Student Selection 2018

    In 2017, USEFP selected 170 of the best and brightest Pakistani individuals for the 2018 Fulbright Student (Master’s and Doctoral degree) Program. These grantees were selected through an intense round of shortlisting and interviews, putting their abilities to the ultimate test. Applications for the Program streamed in from ...
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Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester in the U.S.

  In December 2017, over a hundred Pakistani undergraduate students gathered in Islamabad for a pre-departure orientation before leaving on the U.S. Government-funded Global Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). The Global UGRAD, managed by USEFP, is an increasingly popular exchange program that provides Pakistani students with a unique opportunity ...
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