U.S. Universities: Seeking the Best and Brightest in Pakistan
Representatives from 27 U.S. universities traveled to Pakistan as part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan’s (USEFP) and EducationUSA’s effort to facilitate U.S. study opportunities for Pakistani students. This 12th biannual South Asia Spring Tour marks the largest group of U.S. universities to visit Pakistan since USEFP began hosting such events in Spring 2011, includingten thattraveled to Pakistan for the first time.During stops to Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, the representatives participated in college fairs, visited schools and universities, and met with students andtheir parents to share information regarding admissions, financial aid, and academic programs in the United States.
“We were thrilled with the number of Pakistani students who attended the college fairs and met with representatives from U.S. universities visiting Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore. We strongly encourage Pakistani parents and students to consider the opportunities that a U.S. education represents for graduates. With more than 4,700 institutions of higher education, the United States has options that fit every career goal and pocketbook. We hope to see more Pakistani students studying in the U.S. and sharing their cultural heritage with their American classmates,” said Arlissa Reynolds, country Cultural Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Islamabad.
“The number of U.S. universities represented in this tour continues to grow. This shows that U.S. universities appreciate how talented and well-prepared students are in Pakistan. They are looking for people with potential and EducationUSA offices in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi canhelp such students through the admission process.USEFP is pleased to be able help good students get to their dream of a higher educationin the United States.” said USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar.
Published in Young Nation Magazine on March 24, 2018