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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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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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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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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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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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