Programs

2025 Fulbright Program Announced

The eagerly awaited 2025 Fulbright Student competition for Master’s and PhD level students commenced in November 2023, with the closing date set for February 28, 2024. The announcement received wide press coverage. In a message to potential applicants, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar encouraged talented students and professionals to consider ...
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Alumni Come Together to Tackle Climate Crisis

This year kicked off with the 17th Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference, from January 12 to 14, focused on the theme of climate change. Around 250 alumni of the Fulbright Program, most of whom have completed Master’s or PhD degrees in the United States, gathered in Islamabad to discuss the challenges ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Fellows Become Changemakers in their Communities

The Alumni department in partnership with the Institute of International Education awarded 29 grant awards to Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship alumni in Pakistan. Of these, 12 are Alumni Impact Awards and 17 are Professional Development Grants. The Alumni Impact Award is a USD 10,000 grant that supports the development of ...
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EducationUSA

Team EdUSA Pakistan Shines at Regional Forum in Tashkent

  EducationUSA’s South and Central Asia Regional Forum 2023 was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at the InterContinental Hotel from October 17 to 20 – and for the Pakistan team, this proved to be an opportunity to make waves. The team formed lasting connections with reps from top U.S. schools (connections that turned ...
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Programs

54 Students Attend PDO before Embarking on Semester Exchange Journey

The new year saw 54 undergraduate students selected for the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program commence their semester exchange experiences in the United States. A month before they took off, in December, they assembled in Islamabad to attend a pre-departure orientation (PDO) organized by the Programs department. The PDO ...
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EducationUSA

IEW 2023: EdUSA Pakistan Lauds 234 Exceptional Students, Conducts Outreach Across Country

EducationUSA celebrated International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, with a series of events that highlighted the advantages of U.S. higher education. Geared towards students, parents, and school counselors, these activities focused on the unique international student experience in the United States. Celebrations commenced with the greatly anticipated High Achievers’ and ...
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Alumni Programs

Fulbright 2023 Cohort Takes Austin!

Around 150 Fulbright grantees from the 2023 cohort assembled in Austin, Texas, from November 11 to 13 for the annual Fulbright Pakistan Student Seminar. The series of activities were designed to assist Fulbrighters in settling in on their campuses and making the most of their exchange journeys. The weekend commenced ...
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EducationUSA

EdUSA Pakistan Adviser Bags Prestigious Award at Global Townhall

EducationUSA Pakistan Senior Adviser Shiza Toor won the Innovative Programming Award at the EducationUSA Global Townhall held in December. This recognition shines a spotlight on advisers who are passionate about advising and introduce innovative ideas to enhance their center’s services. Shiza’s notable accomplishments include leading a group of nine Pakistani ...
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Events & Outreach

Workshop Underscores Community Benefits of Improvisation

On October 25, Fulbright Specialist Alumnus Dr. Jim Robinson, Fulbright alumna and mental health counselor Fizza Suhail, and Casim Ovais, a pioneer of improvisational comedy in Pakistan, led a workshop at USEFP’s Lahore office. The interactive presentation and discussion aimed to highlight the psychological benefits of the improvisational mindset in ...
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In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Harriet Mayor Fulbright, the first Executive Director of the Fulbright Association and Senator J. William Fulbright’s widow. Other than the Senator, Harriet was the Fulbright Program’s greatest ambassador and advocate. Her demise marks the end of an era and the loss of a ...
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Almost 300 Interviews Later, the Fulbright 2024 Cohort Emerges

 Each year, selecting the Fulbright student cohort is not easy – and this year, too, was no exception. Our Programs department received 1,304 applications from 139 universities across the country. Of these, 134 were chosen: 114 for Master’s and 20 for PhD programs. A fastidious process To pick the most ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

EdUSA’s South Asia Tour Strengthens Connections between U.S. Universities, Pakistani Students, and Counselors

For the second time this year, EducationUSA’s South Asia Tour brought U.S. university representatives to Pakistan, with five of the 14 universities touring Pakistan for the first time. From September 17 to 27, the representatives were able to build lasting connections with students, parents, counselors, and key administrators in Pakistani ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Fellows Receive Grants that Lead to Tangible Change

The Alumni department in partnership with the Institute of International Education awarded 29 grant awards to Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship alumni in Pakistan. The awards were given under the Humphrey Alumni Awards banner and successful applicants were selected through an application process comprising 55 proposals reviewed jointly by the U.S. ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

U.S. Embassy, EdUSA Send Pakistani Counselors on an American Adventure

From July 9 to 21, nine high school counselors took part in a two-week professional development journey organized by EducationUSA and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. The group attended the annual International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) conference in Miami and then took part in campus tours organized ...
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High Schoolers Spend ‘Life Changing’ Summer in the United States

This summer, EducationUSA received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan to send four talented high school students to the EducationUSA Academy, a pre-college academic enrichment program. The academy offers international students the chance to partake in college-level writing workshops, campus visits, preparatory undergraduate classes, and cultural activities. Students ...
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Partnership Grants Continue to Bolster Faculty Development

Under the ongoing U.S. – Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP) 2020-2023, two faculty development programs were launched this quarter. USD 40,000 grant to strengthen management faculty The University of Peshawar’s Institute of Management Studies commenced a five-month teacher training and development program featuring eight public and private sector university ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Fulbrighters Get Together to Plan Upcoming Annual Conference

An alumni meeting was held at USEFP’s Islamabad office on September 22. The main objective was to plan the 17th Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference. After some productive conversations, the alumni in attendance decided that the conference will be held in the capital from January 12 to 14, 2024, and the ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

U.S. Universities Enjoy Pakistani Culture and Cuisine

A successful visit to Pakistan should always include three things: good food, cultural exploration, and some time to take it all in! When planning the South Asia Tour this fall, Team EdUSA certainly did not miss this memo. The group of 14 U.S. university representatives thoroughly enjoyed many touristy activities ...
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Testing

USEFP Testing Facilities Rank Among Top Ten in Australasia

This quarter, USEFP’s testing labs garnered high praise from Prometric for providing state-of-the-art examination services in Pakistan. Based on audit performance, candidate survey scores, and a few other measures, the Lahore and Islamabad labs were ranked among the top ten in the entire Australasian region. Some other highlights of the ...
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Programs USEFP

From Theater to Entrepreneurship, Fulbright Specialists Form Enriching Connections in Pakistan

Over the past few months, U.S. professionals and scholars visited Pakistan under the Fulbright Specialist program for two to six weeks to undertake collaborative projects with their counterparts in educational institutions across the country.  While their projects covered a wide range of subjects, the end goal remained the same: developing ...
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Events & Outreach Programs

Team USEFP Travels Across Country for Fulbright Outreach

Recently, we traveled across Pakistan, from Gilgit to Karachi, to talk to students about the prestigious Fulbright Program. The team, which included Executive Director Rita Akhtar, Program Director Saleem Razaque, and officers from the Program department, conducted several outreach sessions at public and private colleges and universities. They interacted with ...
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Alumni

USEFP, IIE Launch Humphrey Alumni Awards

In celebration of the Hubert. H. Humphrey Fellowship Program’s 45th anniversary, USEFP’s Alumni department partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to launch the Humphrey Alumni Awards Program. The two limited grant opportunities – the Humphrey Alumni Impact Awards and the Humphrey Alumni Professional Development Grant – are funded ...
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Team EducationUSA Pakistan takes NAFSA!

This summer, Senior EducationUSA Adviser Aman Bashir and EducationUSA Advising Director Katherine Aziz represented the team at the 75th NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar was also in attendance. From May 30 to June 2, Bashir and Aziz showcased EducationUSA Pakistan’s programming to ...
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Alumni In Action Programs

Fulbrighters Graduate from Top U.S. Universities

This quarter saw the end of the academic year, which meant many happy graduation stories. As our Pakistani students in the United States donned their graduation robes and caps, we celebrated with them in spirit. Here are some graduation stories from our newly minted Fulbright alumni: Mahwish Khan Khan graduated ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Registration Open for Upcoming EducationUSA South Asia Tour 2023

The highly anticipated EducationUSA South Asia Tour 2023 was announced this quarter, which means Team EducationUSA Pakistan is already hard at work to see it all come together. The tour, catering to U.S. higher education institutions eager to converse with and recruit students from the region, will also cover Sri ...
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Alumni Programs

Partnership Grants Bolster Faculty Development Across Country

Under the on-going U.S. – Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), the Alumni department awarded five new grant awards to the following institutions: International Islamic University Islamabad (Department of Politics and International Relations) Kinnaird College (Post Graduate Department of English Literature) University of Balochistan (Institute of Management Sciences) University of ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

EducationUSA Upgrades Student Visa Resources

For many lucky students, the summer season is characterized by a scramble to apply for U.S. study visas as acceptances roll in. To ensure that these students get all the information they are looking for, EducationUSA programming includes multiple visa-related sessions, and this quarter was no exception. Addition to the ...
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EducationUSA In Their Own Words

Opportunity Fund Students Head to Top Schools Across the United States

The EducationUSA Opportunity Fund (OF) program helps students overcome seemingly unsurmountable odds to realize their dream of an American education. The brightest, most talented students who lack the financial resources to cover even up-front costs of obtaining admission (such as testing, application fees, and airfare) work closely with EducationUSA advisers ...
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Alumni Events & Outreach

Fulbright Connect Brings Alumni Together

This quarter, under the banner of Fulbright Connect, the Alumni department organized nationwide events to promote alumni engagement and networking. Hosted in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Gilgit, the events brought together Fulbright alumni from the Master’s, PhD, Scholar, FLTA, and Humphrey Fellowship programs and were also attended by U.S. ...
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EducationUSA Gifts GRE and TOEFL Books to All Lincoln Corners

This quarter, EducationUSA Pakistan donated the latest GRE and TOEFL preparation books to 19 Lincoln Corners across the country. Students who want to study in the United States can visit the Lincoln Corner closest to them and peruse these books at leisure. Many higher education institutions in the United States ...
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Testing

Testing Department Sails Through Audits Once Again

USEFP’s testing labs cleared all fortnightly audits carried out by Prometric to check the effectiveness of testing operations in Pakistan. Throughout the quarter, the team consistently adhered to standard operating procedures and security measures, ensuring an impeccable examination experience for test takers across the country. Some other highlights of the ...
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2024 Fulbright Program Announced

The eagerly awaited 2024 Fulbright Student competition for Master’s and PhD level students commenced in January, with the closing date set for April 12. The announcement received wide press coverage. In a message to potential applicants, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar encouraged talented students and working professionals to learn more ...
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Application Call for Humphrey Fellowship and FLTA Program

USEFP also announced two competitive non-degree programs this quarter: the 2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and the 2024 Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. The Humphrey Fellowship is a 10- to 12-month program that targets mid-level professionals who want to build on their knowledge base by enrolling in non-degree coursework ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

U.S. University Fairs Record Whopping Numbers

Resumed after a three-year hiatus, EducationUSA’s South Asia Tour brought 20 U.S. university representatives to Pakistan from February 5 to 15. Over the course of the tour, representatives engaged in various educational, social, and networking activities, including large university fairs in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. These fairs saw a record ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Esteemed Alumni Receive Presidential Awards

On March 23, the President of Pakistan bestowed civil awards on three alumni for their outstanding services in various fields. Team USEFP congratulates them for this outstanding achievement. Here’s more about the alumni: Saima Saleem Saima Saleem, Pakistan’s first visually impaired diplomat and Foreign Service Program alumna, was awarded the ...
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South Asia Tour Leads to Lasting Connections between American Reps and Pakistani Counselors, Students

The university fairs were, by no means, the only highlight of the EducationUSA South Asia Tour that brought 20 U.S. universities to Pakistan in February. Team EducationUSA provided various other platforms to make the tour as beneficial as possible, including carefully curated visits to local high schools and universities and ...
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Testing

USEFP Labs Win ‘Inspired Test Center’ Award Once Again

The testing department began the year on a high note as Prometric gave USEFP’s testing sites in Islamabad and Lahore the ‘Inspired Test Center’ award for the second time running. This honor is bestowed on only a handful of highly efficient centers across the globe on a quarterly basis. Some ...
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Alumni Events & Outreach

Alumni Mingle, Meet, and Discuss Big Questions

This quarter saw a string of well-attended alumni events. Two of the highlights were: A discussion on human memory In January, Dr. Syed Iqbal Raza, former chair of USEFP’s Board of Directors and a prominent Humphrey alumnus, led a talk at the Fulbright house titled ‘Storage of Human Memory and ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

U.S. Universities Take Pakistan!

They say a good mix of work and play is required for any successful tour – and Team EdUSA certainly did not miss this memo. With half of the representatives on the EducationUSA South Asia tour visiting Pakistan for the first time, the group thoroughly enjoyed many tourism activities skillfully ...
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USEFP

Transitions

This quarter, we welcomed five new members to Team USEFP. Omer Bashir Omer, an EducationUSA adviser in Karachi, recently moved to Pakistan after having lived in Houston, Texas for the past 12 years. He has been in the educational sector for seven years and is passionate about helping students achieve ...
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USEFP

In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Global UGRAD and Fulbright alumnus Anum Nawaz in February 2023. Ms. Nawaz was a writer, psychologist, and artist. She was the founder of Canvas Connection, a platform for exhibiting and selling artwork inspired by abstract expressionism, and the co-founder of My Voices Unheard, ...
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Humphrey Alumni Find Solutions to Global Climate Crisis

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and the Humphrey Alumni Association of Pakistan (HAAP), USEFP organized the 4th Annual Humphrey Alumni Conference in Islamabad. Titled ‘Combating Climate Change: Finding a Broad-Based Remedy for the Future’ the conference aimed at finding multidisciplinary solutions to the climate crisis and devising ...
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Programs USEFP

51 Students Embark on Exchange Journey in the USA

This quarter, USEFP arranged a two-day pre-departure orientation (PDO) in Islamabad for 51 students selected for the Global Undergraduate Semester Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program. The PDO aimed to prepare the students for a smooth transition to life in the United States by covering topics such as campus life, American culture, ...
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DAS Rosenzweig and Advisers Discuss Challenges, Opportunities

Ethan Rosenzweig, the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Academic Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), called on USEFP in Islamabad on December 16. He toured the premises, met the organization’s core team, and enjoyed conversations over lunch. DAS Rosenzweig was appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden ...
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EducationUSA

IEW Celebrations Highlight Multi-Faceted Benefits of U.S. Higher Education

EducationUSA celebrated International Education Week (IEW), November 14-18, with a series of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events that underscored the advantages of U.S. higher education. Geared towards students, parents, and school counselors, these activities focused on the unparalleled international student experience and the wealth of quality programs and opportunities available ...
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Testing

USEFP Labs Bag ‘Inspired Test Center’ Award

The Testing department ended the year on a high note as Prometric bestowed all three centers with the ‘Inspired Test Center’ award for their outstanding performance in delivering quality examination services in Pakistan. This honor is given to highly competent centers across the globe on a quarterly basis. Some other ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Team EdUSA Resumes Out-Of-Town Outreach

In October, EducationUSA’s Lahore and Karachi teams ventured out of their cities to hold sessions in Sargodha, Faisalabad, Daharki, and Hyderabad. These sessions proved to be a great success as they introduced many new students, counselors, and school administrators to EducationUSA’s advising services and tangible prospects of studying in the ...
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EducationUSA

Advisers Convene in Lahore for Last In-Person Meeting of 2022

EducationUSA Pakistan’s last ‘all advisers meeting’ of the year was held in Lahore from November 29-30. Advisers from all three centers assembled at USEFP’s Lahore office for two productive days of strategic planning, in-depth conversations, presentations, and group activities. Some highlights included a pertinent discussion on finding the right balance ...
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USEFP

USEFP Transitions

This quarter, we welcomed Zahra Khan as an EducationUSA adviser in Karachi and Abeerah Fatima Mubasher as Assistant Communication Officer in Islamabad. Khan received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from New York University. Prior to joining EducationUSA in 2022, she worked in development consulting and psychological research in Pakistan. Now ...
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Programs USEFP

189 Fulbright Scholarship Winners Head to the United States

In a bid to promote educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Pakistan, 189 students were awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship this year to pursue advanced studies and research in the United States. Most of these students started their Master’s and PhD degrees in various disciplines this fall ...
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Alumni Programs USEFP

Partnership Grants Continue to Strengthen Ties Between Pakistani and American Academics

For the on-going U.S.–Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), this quarter saw a flurry of activity. Here are some of the highlights: In July and August, USEFP launched three new grants for the Lahore College for Women University, the Institute of Management Sciences in Peshawar, and the University of Science ...
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Programs

Global UGRAD Students Travel to D.C. for Welcome Workshop

Forty-eight Global UGRAD students arrived in Washington, D.C. on August 2 for the first in-person Welcome Workshop of the program since January 2020. It was held at Gallaudet University before the participants traveled to their U.S. host colleges and universities – a total of 39 host institutions in 24 states. ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Virtual Fairs Bring Over 100 U.S. HEIs to Pakistani Students

This September, Team EducationUSA Pakistan collaborated with its South Asian partners in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh to host virtual graduate and undergraduate education fairs. The two online events were held a week apart: the Graduate Virtual Fair took place on September 3 for prospective Master’s and PhD students, and the ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Students, Counselors Benefit from Multi-Faceted EducationUSA Programming

This quarter was a productive one for EducationUSA Pakistan advisers as they orchestrated multiple in-person, hybrid, and virtual events and campaigns that garnered significant traction. Here are some of the highlights: Networking High Teas for Counselors For the first time in three years, the Islamabad and Lahore offices resumed the ...
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Alumni In Action In Their Own Words Programs USEFP

USEFP Trailblazers Pave the Way Forward

To celebrate 75 years of U.S.–Pakistan relations and highlight the achievements of alumni, USEFP launched a special video series in August called USEFP Leaders and Luminaries. The five-part series features Fulbright, Global UGRAD, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, and Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) alumni. These trailblazers belong to different regions ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Story Submissions Highlight Immense Creative Talent of Pakistan’s Youth

EducationUSA Pakistan held its seventh annual Creative Writing Contest for students aged 16 to 19 this summer. Over 240 high schoolers from across the country participated by submitting original works of fiction on one of the following prompts: Write a story about a never-seen-before magical object that turns up along ...
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EducationUSA

Team EducationUSA Pakistan Takes D.C. and Albuquerque

This summer, EducationUSA advisers Maryam Khan and Ayesha Siddiqi attended the EducationUSA Forum and the International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)’s 2022 conference respectively. EducationUSA Forum The annual forum was held in Washington D.C. from August 2 to August 4. The program included concurrent information sessions, a global showcase, ...
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Testing

Testing Department Sees an Efficient, Fast-Paced Quarter

This quarter, the testing department continued to efficiently administer exams in a challenging yet rewarding environment. Even as new tests and formats were introduced, Covid-19 safety protocols remained firmly in place. Here are some highlights: Considerable interest in PTE After the launch of the Pearson Test of English (PTE), a ...
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Programs USEFP

Humphrey Fellowship and FLTA Program Announced

USEFP announced two competitive non-degree programs in June: the 2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and the 2023 Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. The Humphrey Fellowship is a 10- to 12-month program aimed at mid-level professionals who want to build on their knowledge base by enrolling in non-degree coursework and ...
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Programs USEFP

Pakistani and American Universities Work Together to Train Faculty Across Country

This quarter, under the U.S.-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), the Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Isra university in Hyderabad, and the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad conducted faculty development training programs in collaboration with higher education institutions in the United States. Extensive trainings KIU’s six-month ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach USEFP

EdUSA Pakistan Gifts Test Prep Books to All Lincoln Corners

This quarter, EducationUSA Pakistan donated GRE and TOEFL preparation books to 18 Lincoln Corners across the country and the American Center in Islamabad. Prospective students who want to apply to the United States can peruse these books at the Lincoln Corner closest to them. Many higher education institutions in the ...
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USEFP

USEFP Executive Director Attends Fulbright Prize Ceremony Honoring Bono

On April 1, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar attended the Fulbright Prize Ceremony and Fulbright Association Luncheon in Washington, DC. She was also part of the International Selection Committee that chose Bono, lead singer of U2, as the recipient of the 2021 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. In ...
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EducationUSA

EdUSA Advisers Convene for First In-Person Meeting in Two Years

EducationUSA Pakistan’s first in-person ‘all advisers meeting’ in two years was held in the capital city from May 16-19. Advisers from all three offices assembled at USEFP’s Islamabad office for a productive week of discussions, presentations, and group activities. Some highlights included a tour of the National Library of Pakistan, ...
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EducationUSA In Their Own Words

Star Students Head to Top U.S. Schools with Full Aid

Anushay Anjum – New York University (NYU)  As part of the Opportunity Funds (OF) cohort inducted in 2020, Anushay worked with EducationUSA advisers in Islamabad for two years… and all that work paid off when she received a full ride to NYU as a Presidential Honors Scholar. She will be starting college ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Alumni in Islamabad Enjoy First Reunion in Years

The Humphrey Alumni Association of Pakistan (HAAP)’s Islamabad/Rawalpindi Chapter convened at the USEFP office in the capital city on May 31. Fifteen fellows attended the event, which was primarily organized to welcome HAAP President Dr. Lubna Ayub to Islamabad from Karachi. Over a cup of tea, the Humphrey alumni enjoyed meeting ...
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Alumni In Action USEFP

Fulbrighter Bags Prestigious Penn State Award

Our Fulbright alumni continue to make us proud and Aaishay Haque, who graduated from Penn State University in Spring 2022 with an MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and a 4.0 GPA, is certainly no exception. During her time in the U.S., Haque became the first Pakistani to be awarded the ...
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Testing USEFP

Testing Department Facilitates Upsurge in GRE Requests, Introduces New Tests

The Testing department once again saw a busy quarter. Before the 2023 Fulbright Student competition closed on May 11, the team opened extra slots and dates to accommodate more test-takers, responded to Fulbright testing queries in a timely manner, and even provided registration services to any student who did not ...
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Programs USEFP

2023 Fulbright Program Announced

The highly anticipated 2023 Fulbright Student competition for Master’s and PhD level students commenced in February, with the closing date set for May 11. The announcement received wide press coverage. In a message to potential applicants, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar encouraged anyone who is eligible, plans to work for ...
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USEFP

Groundbreaking of USEFP Headquarters Marks Milestone in U.S. – Pak Relations

In celebration of 75 years of U.S. – Pakistan relations, USEFP held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters in Islamabad. Those in attendance included the U.S. Mission, Ministry of Education representatives, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan officials, USEFP Board members, vice-chancellors, guests, and alumni. As a symbol of binational ...
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EducationUSA

EducationUSA Pakistan Launches New Mobile App

Our team marked the beginning of the New Year with the launch of the EducationUSA Pakistan Mobile App. The free digital tool bolsters EducationUSA’s sustained efforts to bring accurate, comprehensive, and current information to students, parents, and educators about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. ...
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Events & Outreach Programs USEFP

Team Executes Multi-Faceted Fulbright Outreach Plan

This quarter, the USEFP team, assisted by EducationUSA advisers, initiated and implemented an extensive outreach program for the 2023 Fulbright Student competition. The multi-fold plan, which will pan out completely by May, includes 58 virtual sessions, various in-person visits to universities, and comprehensive social media marketing. A digital world Of ...
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EducationUSA In Their Own Words

Life in America Through the Eyes of Our Opportunity Fund Students

Each year, Team EducationUSA Pakistan revels in the acceptances that roll in for our Opportunity Fund (OF) cohort – a batch of exceptional, driven students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges but lack the financial resources to cover upfront costs of obtaining admission. These ...
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Alumni In Their Own Words Spotlight Alumni

Spotlight Alum: Dr. Nudrat Piracha

We spoke to Dr. Nudrat Piracha, a promising young lawyer who has been making waves recently, about her Fulbright experience, her book launch, the vital work she’s currently doing, and so much more… What led you to apply for the Fulbright Program? A desire to grow and excel. I was ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Career-Focused Sessions Encourage Students to Think of Life After Graduation

This quarter, EducationUSA Pakistan’s programming included a distinct focus on life after university and the advantages of a U.S. education in the professional world. During three well-received sessions, panelists and EducationUSA advisers discussed career mapping, their own work trajectories, and changing nature of the professional sphere today. What to aim ...
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Testing

Testing Centers Return to Full Seating, Accommodate Increase in Registrations

This quarter saw a significant drop in the Covid-19 infection rate, allowing the Testing department to return to full seating from March 10. This coincided with an increase in GRE registration requests following the 2023 Fulbright announcement, and additional test takers were accommodated smoothly. Here are some highlights from this ...
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Programs USEFP

Over 400 Interviews Later, the Fulbright 2022 Cohort Emerges

Selecting the Fulbright student cohort each year is not an easy feat. And this year, too, was no exception. Our Programs department received and processed 1,191 applications from 112 universities from across the country. Of these, 213 were chosen: 138 for Master’s and 75 or PhD programs. A fastidious process ...
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Programs USEFP

Fulbright Scholars Head to the U.S. for Cutting-Edge Research

This quarter, nineteen Pakistani post-doctoral scholars received Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct groundbreaking research at leading U.S. universities. Funded by the United States Government, the Fulbright Scholar Program is a 12-month program consisting of lectures and post-doctoral research. “[This] program is not only highly competitive and an honor for those ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

EdUSA Pakistan Celebrates IEW with String of Well-Received Events

Despite the non-traditional circumstances of programming this year, EducationUSA Pakistan celebrated International Education Week (IEW) 2021 with as much enthusiasm and fervor as previous years. High Achievers’ and Counselors’ Recognition Ceremony The week kicked off with a ceremony to applaud the outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements of 221 Pakistani students ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Alum-Led Team Wins Prestigious Tech Competition in Turkey

A team helmed by Fulbrighter Adeel Yousaf won first place at the International Free Mission Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Competition. Organized under the banner of TEKNOFEST – one of the biggest tech events of the world – the contest was held in Bursa, Turkey, in September 2021. Over 240 teams from ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Interactive PDO Prepares University-Bound Students for Life in the USA

To ease the transition of many students set to begin their studies on U.S. campuses in Spring 2022, EducationUSA Pakistan organized a two-day virtual pre-departure orientation (PDO) in December. Both 90-minute sessions featured presentations from professionals and experts in the field, followed by interactive breakout rooms aimed to prepare students ...
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EducationUSA USEFP

EdUSA Pakistan Amps Up Engagement Through Various Collaborations

This quarter, Team EducationUSA Pakistan actively worked to increase its presence on various campuses. This was achieved through a myriad of sponsorships and collaborations, which helped familiarize hundreds of young students with EducationUSA, USEFP, and higher education opportunities in the United States. Model UN The City School Model United Nations ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Fulbright Alum Takes Charge of the University of Swabi

USEFP would like to congratulate Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak who has recently been inducted as Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Swabi. He has over three decades of teaching and research experience and has served in key positions at various institutions. He was the VC of the Kohat University ...
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Testing USEFP

Testing Department Ends Year on a High Note

This quarter, the Testing department duly accommodated an increase in registrations for important tests, such as the TOEFL iBT, as it continued to smoothly administer crucial examinations to students and professionals alike. Like the previous quarter, stringent Covid-19 protocols remained firmly in place: staff and test-takers were masked at all ...
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EducationUSA USEFP

USEFP Transitions

This quarter, we welcomed a new EducationUSA adviser to the team: Sana Hasan graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Psychology and English. She thoroughly enjoyed her liberal arts college experience and now helps prospective undergraduates navigate the application process for universities in the USA. In her free ...
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Alumni USEFP

In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of Global UGRAD alumnus Haresh Kumar. Mr. Kumar attended the Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2017 as a part of the exchange program. Last year, through the Community Development Initiative (CDI), he raised awareness about water-saving techniques and the prevention of waterborne ...
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USEFP

Celebrating Over Seven Decades of Excellence

This quarter has been a significant one in terms of monumental anniversaries. August 1st marked 75 years of the Fulbright Program and September 23rd marked 71 years since the founding of USEFP. Over the decades, the foundation has done outstanding work in promoting cross-cultural understanding, honing the skills of future ...
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Programs

Over 280 Fulbright, UGRAD Scholarship Winners Head to the United States

As part of the U.S.-Pakistan educational cooperation, approximately 142 Pakistani undergraduate students received Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program scholarships to study in the United States for one semester and 139 Pakistanis received Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies and research at leading U.S. universities. Now these students are all ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Prospective Students Connect With Over 100 U.S. Universities at the EducationUSA Virtual Fair

The U.S. University Virtual Fair 2021, hosted by EducationUSA, was a resounding success. Over 100 accredited U.S. college and university representatives interacted with prospective undergraduate and graduate students as they explored the diverse academic programs available to them at world-class educational institutions in the United States. “Education is vital to ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Alum Receives Prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award

Dr. Amjad Saqib founded Akhuwat, an interest- and collateral-free microfinance program, nearly two decades ago. Today, that same not-for-profit program has grown into Pakistan’s largest microfinance institution that helps millions of poor families – and it has now won Dr. Saqib the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021, the ‘Nobel prize of ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation Arms Outbound Students with Essential Information

EducationUSA Pakistan organized a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (VPDO) from July 12-16 for students set to begin their studies on a U.S. campus in Fall 2021. The daily hour-long sessions aimed to prepare students for a smooth transition to life in the United States by covering topics such as: preparation and ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Attendees All Praise for Virtual CampUSA 2021 Sessions

EducationUSA Pakistan’s annual CampUSA went virtual for the second year running. Over a period of three weeks, registered campers took part in interactive, engaging sessions on everything they needed to know about the attending college in the United States. Over 34 students from seven cities were a part of the ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action In Their Own Words

Spotlight Alum: Dr. Zaeem Zia

We spoke to Dr. Zaeem Zia, the District Health Officer currently heading the mass vaccination efforts in Islamabad, about his Fulbright experience, the crucial work he is doing, and so much more… What led you to apply for the Fulbright Program? As a student, I always wanted to study abroad ...
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Alumni Events & Outreach In Their Own Words

USEFP Launches Fulbright Talks 2 and Fulbright Women Podcasts

This quarter saw the launch of the second season of Fulbright Talks, featuring 21 Fulbrighters who discussed various issues important to Pakistan’s socio-economic development. The speakers were selected for their immense contributions in their professional fields. Some of the topics showcased this season were: Research findings on child sexual abuse ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Alum Appointed Chairman of the FBR

USEFP would like to congratulate Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, an Inland Revenue Service officer and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, for his induction as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). A keen learner, Dr. Ahmed went to the University of Washington in 2010 on a Humphrey Fellowship to further ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Annual Creative Writing Contest Draws Gripping Prose from Across Pakistan

EducationUSA Pakistan once again held its annual Creative Writing Contest for students ages 16 to19 this summer. High school students from across the country participated by submitting original works of fiction that began with the following line: “I pressed the red button and everyone around me lost their memory.” Over ...
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Testing USEFP

Testing Department Sees a Productive Quarter

Building on the activities of the last quarter, the testing department continued to deliver important standardized exams that enable students and professionals to pursue their goals. Strict Covid-19 protocols remained firmly in place, such as always being masked on the premises, maintaining social distance, and consistently sanitizing hands and all ...
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Alumni USEFP

In Memoriam

  USEFP regrets to announce the tragic passing of Fulbright alumnus Nauman Afzal Afridi. Mr. Afridi was a career civil servant working in the Pakistan Administrative Service since 2005 with a stellar record of performance. Over the years, he took on various administrative positions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including ...
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Programs USEFP

Humphrey Fellowship and FLTA Program Announced

USEFP announced two competitive non-degree programs – the Humphrey H. Humphrey Fellowship and the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program – on June 13. The Humphrey Fellowship is a 10- to 12-month program aimed at mid-level professionals who want to build on their knowledge base by enrolling in non-degree coursework ...
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USEFP

USEFP, HEC Agreement Aims to Increase Pakistani PhD Students in the United States

In a step toward expanding U.S.-Pakistan educational cooperation, USEFP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to support 125 Pakistanis to pursue PhD studies in the United States, 25 per year for five years.  The MoU extends an agreement that funded 125 Fulbright-HEC PhD scholarships ...
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EducationUSA

Ramadan Speaker Series 2021 Goes Virtual, Garners Huge Response

The Ramadan Speaker Series hosted by EducationUSA in Pakistan is the cornerstone of programming during the month of fasting. Events are typically held later in the day and capped by a hearty iftar. This year, due to the pandemic, EducationUSA Pakistan continued its annual series virtually. The four Facebook Live ...
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EducationUSA

Dreams Coming True: Students Head to Top Schools

EducationUSA advisers work closely with students across the country to increase their chances of fulfilling their dream of a U.S. education. This quarter, we are proud to present six success stories – all these students are headed to schools of their choice this fall. Shayan Husham New York University – ...
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Testing

USEFP Among ‘Best Testing Labs’ According to Prometric Audit

Efficient testing services are a crucial part of the higher education process and the USEFP Testing Department’s ability to keep the labs running safely and smoothly is testament to that belief. The score issued by Prometric after the annual audit – an impressive 90 percent – has squarely placed USEFP ...
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Alumni In Action

Alum-led Startup Aims to Revolutionize Exam Prep in Pakistan

Edkasa, a fast-growing education technology startup co-founded by Fulbright alum Annum Sadiq, aims to solve what is arguably the country’s biggest problem: access to quality education. With a user base of 55,000 students already, over one million hours of recorded viewing time, more than 250,000 answered student queries in just ...
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EducationUSA

EducationUSA Pakistan Displays Strong Presence at NAFSA and NAGAP

The EducationUSA Pakistan team places significant emphasis on professional development, networking, and the exchange of ideas and information. For this reason, advisers attend various conferences each year, networking with and learning from top administrators and peers from around the world, who have similar experiences and challenges in the field of ...
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Alumni In Action

Alums Bring Home Prestigious Google Research Scholar Award

Dr. Mohsen Ali and Dr. Izza Aftab are making waves. The pair of Fulbright alum, both professors at the Information Technology University in Lahore, have bagged the coveted Google Research Scholar Award worth USD 60,000 – and they are the only Pakistanis to have won this year. Work that makes ...
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Alumni In Their Own Words Spotlight Alumni

Spotlight Alum: Waqas Idrees

We recently spoke to Waqas Idrees, a young energy expert, about his Fulbright experience, his professional trajectory, and so much more. What led you to apply for the Fulbright Program? During my undergraduate studies, I was unable to attend my dream school due to limited finances, so I enrolled in ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Six Fulbright Alumni Appointed Vice Chancellors

USEFP would like to congratulate the following Fulbright alumni who have recently been inducted as Vice Chancellors: Dr. Kanwal Ameen, University of Home Economics, Lahore Dr. Ameen is an award-winning teacher, author, and researcher who pursued her post-doctoral studies in library science at the University of Missouri in 2010. Before ...
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USEFP

USEFP Welcomes New Team Members

Muhammad Imran Bokhari joined USEFP as Coordinator Testing Services in May 2021. Before this, he served as the project manager for a Department for International Development (DFID) school rehabilitation project in South Punjab. He has also worked with the Aga Khan Development Network, the United Nations, and the Pakistan Poverty ...
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Alumni In Their Own Words

Trace

By Waseem Anwar* Because “the seeing” eyes “see” very “little,” his inward eye could see it all, and like Milton, Keller, Beethoven* he made, look big, the smallest of small. Where no one dared, he glided smooth, in every ‘clave of blessed souls, to track the strangest, untrodden paths that ever ...
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Alumni EducationUSA Events & Outreach

Engaging Alumni for EducationUSA Programming

Aspiring students benefit from hearing first-hand experiences of those who have already benefited from a U.S. education and therefore our advisers actively engage alumni as a part of their digital outreach. Since July 2020, 36 virtual sessions have been attended by over 450 prospective students. “While applying to universities, it’s ...
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EducationUSA Features USEFP

Opportunity Fund Students Shine Bright

The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds (OF) program helps students from all over the world overcome seemingly unsurmountable odds to obtain a U.S. education. The brightest students who lack even the financial resources to cover the up-front costs of obtaining admission (such as testing, application fees, and airfare) work closely with advisers ...
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Programs USEFP

2022 Fulbright Program Announced

USEFP announced the opening of the 2022 Fulbright Student competition in March. Since 2005, Pakistan’s Fulbright Program is the world’s largest in terms of financial contribution from the U.S. Government.  The Government of Pakistan, through the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has also provided generous support.  Every year approximately 100 Pakistanis ...
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Alumni In Their Own Words Spotlight Alumni

Spotlight Alum: Dr. Razia Sultana

We recently spoke to Dr. Razia Sultana, an accomplished academic, who shared her thoughts on the Fulbright Program, her professional trajectory, and so much more… What led you to apply for the Fulbright Program? Fulbright is a prestigious and competitive scholarship program and candidates across the world vie to be ...
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Testing USEFP

Testing Department Forges Ahead With Safety Plan Firmly in Place

For USEFP, the health and safety of our staff, stakeholders, and test takers has always been the top priority – and as we continue to make our way through the pandemic, this remains as true as ever. In fact, even more so. Despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, our ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Fulbright Alum and Team Bag Prestigious International Grant

Fulbright alumnus Dr. Mohsen Ali and his team at Information Technology University (ITU) recently won the highly competitive international research grant ‘AI for Earth Innovation’ for their work on glaciers. This grant, a joint initiative of National Geographic and Microsoft, aims to support projects that use artificial intelligence to improve ...
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USEFP

Alumni Department Releases New USD 50,000 Grants for Universities

The U.S.-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), spearheaded by USEFP’s alumni department, has offered new grants of up to USD 50,000 to Pakistani and American universities. The program, running from 2020 to 2022, is being administered by the department as the implementing partner for the U.S. Mission in Pakistan. Previously, ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Humphrey Alumni See a Busy Quarter

  New office bearers elected The HAAP elections took place recently and these office bearers were elected unopposed. They will retain their positions for a two-year term ending on December 31, 2022: President: Dr. Lubna Ayub Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow 1999 (American University for Public Administration & Public Finance). Chief ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action

Fulbright Alumni Take Charge as Vice Chancellors

USEFP would like to congratulate two Fulbright post-doc alumni who have recently been inducted as Vice Chancellors. Dr. Zaffar M. Khan, University of Technology, Nowshera Dr. Khan completed his post-doc from Iowa State University in 1995. He established the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Sciences and ...
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EducationUSA USEFP

USEFP Transitions

This quarter, we bid farewell to Sana Fatima Hussain who is now pursuing a degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. At USEFP, she served as Coordinator Testing Services and was also in charge of this newsletter. We wish her the best with all her future endeavors. ...
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Alumni

In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of three esteemed alumni. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends. Dr. Kamal ud Din A renowned academic, Dr. Kamal chaired the Department of English at the Forman Christian College (FCC) and enjoyed a teaching career that spanned decades. He was ...
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Events & Outreach Features Programs USEFP

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 Events & Outreach Features USEFP

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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Alumni Alumni In Action First-Person In Their Own Words Spotlight Alumni USEFP

Spotlight alum: Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

  USEFP is very proud to claim you as one of its Fulbright alumni. Can you tell us what led you to apply to the Fulbright program? When I applied to the Fulbright program, there were only a few awards, especially senior fellowships for well-established professionals. Due to the scarcity ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

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 Events & Outreach Features USEFP

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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Alumni USEFP

In memoriam

  USEFP regrets to announce the recent passing of one of its esteemed alumni, Anwar Aziz Chaudhry. Mr. Chaudhry passed away in Lahore on November 22, 2020 after a sudden illness. Mr. Chaudhry did his pre-doc in International Relations from the University of Michigan in 1955 and began active participation ...
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Features USEFP

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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Alumni Alumni In Action Features First-Person Spotlight Alumni USEFP

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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USEFP

USEFP launches new website

USEFP launched a brand new website on the occasion of its 70th anniversary. The new and improved website features all the latest news as well as important resources for individuals interested in higher education in the United States. There is a special section that gives an overview of the history ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

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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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

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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Alumni Alumni In Action Features In Their Own Words USEFP

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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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

EdUSA webinars help HEI reps reach broader audience during pandemic

The quarantine period was a difficult time for many, but also an opportunity for prospective students to start thinking about their plans for higher education in the United States. EducationUSA and USEFP held a series of webinars with higher education institute representatives to keep students informed and up to date ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

16th South Asia Tour facilitates student interaction with U.S. universities

  On February 9, 2020, 13 U.S. university representatives flew into Karachi to kick-start the 16th bi-annual South Asia Tour in Pakistan. Twice a year, in spring and fall, U.S. universities visit Pakistan to meet students who are hoping to study in the United States. EducationUSA and USEFP facilitates this ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action Events & Outreach Features Spotlight Alumni USEFP

3rd Annual Humphrey Conference celebrates 40 years of Humphrey Fellowship in Pakistan

  On February 14 and 15, over 50 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship alumni gathered at Serena Hotel in Islamabad for the 3rd Annual Humphrey Alumni Conference. The conference is a yearly get-together, where Humphrey alumni, leaders in their respective field, come together to share their experience of the fellowship program, ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action Features First-Person In Their Own Words Spotlight Alumni USEFP

Spotlight alum: Dr. Ali Nasir

  1. USEFP is very proud to claim you as one of its Fulbright alumni. Can you tell us what led you to apply to the Fulbright program? I heard about the Fulbright program through a colleague at Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). At the time, I ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action Features First-Person In Their Own Words Programs Spotlight Alumni USEFP

USEFP alumni: leading from the front

USEFP’s Fulbright and UGRAD alumni have always been at the forefront of innovation and civic engagement. During the Covid-19 crisis, many alumni have stepped up to offer support and help their communities. Some of these alumni and their contributions are listed below:     Dr. Muhammad Zaeem Zia: Fulbright alumnus, ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

EdUSA events build engagement with Pakistani high schools

During this quarter, EducationUSA and USEFP worked actively to increase their presence on school campuses, helping promote access to information on U.S. higher education among Pakistan’s high school students. This was achieved through various sponsorships and collaborations undertaken through the months of January and February, helping bring the count of ...
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Alumni Uncategorized USEFP

In Memoriam

USEFP regrets to announce the passing of three of its esteemed alumni. Our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends. Professor Sharif Al Mujahid Professor Sharif Al Mujahid passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 93. He was a Fulbright alumnus, who completed his post-doc in mass ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action Events & Outreach Features Programs USEFP

USEFP Jointly Hosts First-Ever International Conference on Higher Education quality assurance

In December 2019, more than 250 Pakistani higher education officials gathered in Islamabad to attend the first-ever international conference on higher education quality assurance. The conference, titled “Quality Assurance System, Standards and Policies: Issues and Challenges,” was aimed at mainstreaming quality in higher education, focusing on quality assurance systems, research ...
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Alumni Alumni In Action Events & Outreach Features USEFP

16th Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference Celebrates Alumni Contributions and Achievements

  The 16th annual Fulbright Alumni Conference was held in Islamabad from December 13 to 15, 2019. More than 200 Fulbright alumni participated in the three-day conference which featured entertaining stand-up, live talks, and a host of engaging masterclass workshops. This year’s theme “Global Best Practices in Local Context” highlighted ...
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EducationUSA Events & Outreach Features USEFP

EducationUSA Pakistan Celebrates International Education Week

EducationUSA Pakistan teams in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore work year-round to underscore the value of American higher education. Each November, this work reaches a height with International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education celebrating the benefits of international ...
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Events & Outreach Features Programs USEFP

Global UGRAD Grantees Depart For a Semester-Long Exchange Journey to the U.S.

Almost 100 Pakistani undergraduate students selected to participate in the U.S. Government-funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), gathered in Islamabad for a two-day pre-departure orientation (PDO). Starting January 2020, the students will take undergraduate classes at leading U.S. colleges and universities and engage in community service as part of ...
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Events & Outreach Features Programs USEFP

Fulbright Fall Orientation Seminar Educates Grantees About American Culture and History

In October 2019, about 150 Pakistani Fulbright master’s and PhD grantees gathered at Kansas State University to attend the three-day 2019 Fulbright Fall Orientation Seminar. The seminar was an excellent opportunity for Fulbright grantees to build on their skills and acquaint themselves with American culture. The sessions provided many networking ...
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