ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (INP) To promote study in the United States and let
Pakistani students to explore opportunities to study in US high education
institutes, representatives from seven US. Universities have interacted with
the Pakistani students on Saturday, here at Islamabad. The tour, according
to details, was the fifth USEFP-led South Asia Tour to Pakistan in last four
years, with the collaboration of the Education USA. The United States
Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is a bi-national commission
established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States to
promote mutual understanding between the people of both countries through
educational and cultural exchange.
EducationUSA Advising Manager Umair Khan, while welcoming the participants,
described the purpose to connect students in Pakistan with U.S.
universities. He further called the South Asia Tour a great networking
platform for developing closer ties. “Pakistani students, along with their
parents, must plan their higher education goals to earn a degree from the
best possible educational institution in the US. He emphasized.
“The tour is an opportunity for the general public as well as Pakistan’s
brightest and best high school students to obtain first-hand information
about academic and campus life at accredited U.S. colleges and
universities.” Said one of the US University representative, present on the
occasion, while appreciating the caliber and talent of Pakistani students.
This year’s recruiting delegation included representatives from Valparaiso
University, University of Northern Iowa. Savannah College of Art & Design,
Hiram College, New York University-Polytechnic School of Engineering, Saint
Peter’s University, and Fairfield University.
A large number of Pakistani students have attended the event. In addition to
meeting prospective students, the university representatives interacted with
many institutional counterparts in different cities including Lahore and