Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pakistani Students selected for Study in US

Islamabad, US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson said Tuesday in studying in the United States selected for informal ambassadors for their country during their stay in America students.

The ambassador made the remarks in a pre-departure orientation of a group of 240 students for the Foundation's bachelor's degree in education in the United States in Pakistan (USEFP) featured here in a local hotel.

Selected students from all over Pakistan to launch a very important experience in the United States, participating during the 2014-15 school year, Olson said. This would give them the opportunity and their American counterparts to learn more about the other country, he added.

"They are the unofficial ambassadors of Pakistan," Olson added that the choice was the best of the best Pakistani students to be a very high level of selection was followed by the USEFP.

Their education in universities and colleges could help them play their role in a stable prosperity and peace in Pakistan US, he said students cheering and excited. "We welcome more than 1,000 Pakistanis in the United States each year on our numerous exchange programs, the beginning shows the depth of our commitment to the youth of Pakistan," said Olson.

Students are the future of Pakistan and all, spending time with them, know they set a high goal for the future of Pakistan, he said.

The first group of global UDegree Pakistan students in the cohort in 2014 was in September this year and will return later this month. The USEFP administers the program, which is funded by the US State Department and invited Pakistani students for one academic semester in colleges and universities to study American.

In his speech Rita Akhtar Executive Director USEFP really shared the most interesting thing about this group of students is that many of these students come from remote or economically depressed areas of Pakistan.

It found that 62 percent of students are women, and the groups are 240 primary and 40 other candidates 2014-15, 92 students from Punjab, Sindh 74, 46 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan 28, 15 Balochistan 9 of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 10 from Fata and 6 of the Islamabad capital Territory.

Students pursuing studies in a variety of disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences, engineering sciences, basic sciences, law, art and design, economics and business, in 50 colleges and various universities in the United States.

The global program UDegree in autumn 2010 on the market when the first group of about 50 students went to the United States. More than 700 students participated in the program so far.

USEFP is a binational commission created in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States. USEFP mission is to promote mutual understanding between the US and Pakistani people through educational and cultural exchanges. Since its inception 64 years ago, nearly 5,000 Pakistanis and more than 900 Americans have participated in exchange programs USEFP administered.