19 Pakistani secondary school counselors recently completed a two-week professional development tour in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts 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.

In two weeks, 19 counselors visited 22 academic institutionsin four states. They include: Stockton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University,Monmouth University, Brookdale Community College,Stony Brook University,New York Film Academy, Columbia University, New York University, University of Bridgeport, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, University of Massachusetts, Elms College, Western England University, Bay Path University, Worcester State University, Merrimack College, Suffolk University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Published in Young Nation Magazine on June 3, 3017