USEFP is pleased to launch its new
bi-monthly newsletter. In the past two months,
USEFP has many activities and achievements to
highlight in its four programmatic areas:
Programs, Educational Advising and Outreach,
Alumni and Testing. April kicked off the
celebration of USEFPís 60th anniversary
with Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, Education
Secretary Mr. Imtiaz Kasi, and HEC Chairman Dr.
Javed Laghari inaugurating the 7th
Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference held at the
National Centre for Physics in Islamabad. Two
prominent American scholars, Dr. James Eldin Reed,
conference keynote speaker, and Dr. Frances
Anderson also travelled to Pakistan to participate
in this conference as well as to hold workshops,
give lectures, and otherwise interact with
Pakistani professors and students.
In May, pre-departure orientations were held for
two large groups of students participating in
programs funded by the U.S. Department of State.
The first, held on May 13-14, was for 60 students
selected for one-year programs at community
colleges in the U.S. The second, held on May
21-22, was for 160 undergraduates participating in
one of five USEFP or US Embassy administered
programs. In addition to preparing them to travel
to and study in the U.S., students at both
orientations were given a chance to meet and
mingle at dinners held at USEFP complete with
musical entertainment, prizes, and fun.
During March and April USEFP was also busy in
outreach and recruiting for the Fulbright Masters
and PhD programs, visiting universities in Sindh,
Punjab, Khyber Paktunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and
Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Another noteworthy
achievement was USEFPís standardized testing
centerís winning a third Prometric Platinum Award
for best centers in Asia. We hope you enjoy
reading about these and our other activities!