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Pre-departure orientation prepares Pakistani students for their Fulbright journey

On December 22 and 23 USEFP held its first ever virtual pre-departure orientation for 138 departing students who will pursue master’s and PhD studies in the United States. The 2020 Fulbright Student cohort initially comprised 180 grantees, of whom 7 departed in the fall while the rest were taking their ...
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EducationUSA Pakistan celebrates International Education Week

Reflecting the unique flavor of the higher education system it recommends, International Education Week 2020 was celebrated with a diverse array of events inviting participation from local educators, U.S. embassy officials and of course, the students of Pakistan. In an atmosphere where in-person events and large gatherings are off-limits, this ...
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First-ever virtual South Asia Tour proves to be a resounding success

Regional team effort prevailed as the virtual South Asia tour was described by several participating U.S. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Representatives as the “best virtual fair [they had] participated in.” Held over two weekends, the Graduate Fair came first on October 2 and 3, followed by the Undergraduate Fair on ...
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EducationUSA PDO celebrates students departing to the U.S.

EducationUSA’s Pre-Departure Orientations conclude each year’s advising cycle. Intended to prepare students freshly enrolled in U.S. education programs for the initial experience, these orientations cover the catalogue of shared circumstances that the early period in a new environment presents. With the pandemic postponing the start date for last year’s successful ...
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USEFP celebrates seventy years of promoting educational and cultural exchange

USEFP celebrated its 70th anniversary on September 23, this year. Although the extensive festivities planned for the occasion were somewhat dampened by Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions, the milestone was celebrated with fervor through various online activities. Established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States, USEFP ...
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Quarantined with Fulbrighters: Podcast showcases alumni contributions during Covid-19

The Covid-19 health crisis, which brought the world to a standstill, also elicited extraordinary compassion and selfless acts of service from healthcare professionals, as a well as ordinary citizens. As in past crises, Fulbright alumni have been at the forefront of efforts to manage the pandemic and its fallout in ...
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Talent abounds among USEFP’s creative writing contest entries

One of the highlights of this quarter was a creative writing contest organized by EdUSA for Pakistani students enrolled in A-levels or FSc. The contest provided students with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents, promising the added bonus of certificates and prizes to the winning entries. The judges for ...
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EdUSA’s virtual bootcamps – a safe and effective source of information on college applications

The pandemic created many hurdles for EducationUSA advisors, one of them was reaching out to interested students in the most interactive way possible. With schools shut down, it was going to be difficult to hold outreaches and events like in the past, thus, advisors in Karachi came up with a ...
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Fulbright and Humphrey alumni step-up in times of crisis

Over the years, USEFP alumni have proven that they are committed to using the knowledge and skills learned on their exchange experiences in the U.S. to drive positive change in Pakistan. During Covid-19 this commitment has been reaffirmed, as many Fulbright and Humphrey alumni have set up initiatives to help ...
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