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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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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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