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Counselors Tour 2016

Seventeen Pakistani secondary school counselors recently completed a two-week professional development tour in California and Arizona organized by EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).  Participants gathered information to effectively advise Pakistani students about higher education in the United States through meetings with U.S. university admissions officials and campus visits.

“We are pleased to be able to provide school counselors with the skills and knowledge required to advise Pakistani students about college admissions, and to give them a chance to experience U.S. college and university campuses firsthand,” USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar said.

The participants, who hailed from five Pakistani cities, visited a wide range of academic institutions in California and Arizona.  Through workshops and networking opportunities, the counselors learned more about various elements of the U.S. university admissions process such as letters of recommendation and financial aid.

“We hope that these Pakistani counselors will use the knowledge gained during the tour to encourage and help students with the admissions and enrollment processes at U.S. colleges and universities,” EducationUSA Advising Manager Umair Khan said.

EducationUSA assists students interested in applying to or learning about U.S. colleges and universities. USEFP is a binational commission established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States. For more information, please visit

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