Saturday, February 20, 2016

Students learn about prospects of studying in US

KARACHI: Some 23 American college agents gave data about seeking after advanced education in the United States to understudies amid an instructive display held at a neighborhood lodging here on Tuesday.

The visit by the agents of colleges, specifically, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Emporia State University, Foothill and De Anza Colleges, Hiram College, Iowa State University, Luther College, Minerva School at KGI, Minot State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Old Dominion University, Savannah College of Art and Design, St John's University, St Peter's University, State University of New York (Plattsburgh), University of Bridgeport, University of Buffalo (the State University of New York), University of Arizona, University of Kentucky, University of Northern Iowa, Valparaiso University, Western Kentucky University and Wichita State University, is a part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and EducationUSA's eighth South Asia Tour to advance US study among Pakistani understudies.

USEFP is a bi-national commission built up in 1950 by the legislatures of Pakistan and the United States. It is one of 49 Fulbright Commissions situated all through the world and its visit in Karachi additionally includes visits to nearby secondary schools and universities here, and holding workshops for instruction experts and imminent understudies.

"There are some college and schools here that I had not by any means knew about as when we talk of setting off to a college in the US we are considering places, for example, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and so on. In any case, the rate of acknowledgment in those Ivy League colleges are somewhat low for us so I was glad to discover that there are such a large number of different colleges out there additionally to which we can likewise apply," said Natasha Hussain, an O-Levels understudy there gathering pamphlets and outline from a few slows down.

"I was more worried about cash. I mean how does an understudy from here fund his or training? However, I felt better subsequent to being educated about such a variety of grants on offer," said Junaid Khan, another understudy there.

"I am still befuddled in respect to what to do. That is additionally why I am doing my O-Levels in 20 unique subjects. Subsequent to getting some direction from some understudy guides here I think I have a superior thought of what course I need to take," said Adeel Ahmed, who said that he could either turn into an essayist or a legal advisor or researcher.

In the interim, US Consul General Brian Heath, who was additionally present on the event, said that there were as of now more than 11,000 Pakistani understudies concentrating on in schools and colleges in the US. "While that is an incredible number, we need to keep on seeing more Pakistanis pick the United States to seek after their advanced education."

USEFP's South Asia Tour has dramatically increased in size following USEFP initially facilitated the occasion in spring 2011 with 11 taking part US colleges. It is one of numerous administrations EducationUSA at USEFP offers to help understudies inspired by applying to or finding out about US schools and colleges. "Concentrating on in the United States is an ordeal that identifies with who you are as an individual," said Umair Khan, EducationUSA's prompting director.

"Living in another nation is testing and requires boldness and an inspirational disposition. It isn't just about the unmistakable US degree or testament. Now and again adding to these individual attributes can be more powerful than your degree," he included.