Mar-Apr 2011 |  Volume # 6 , Issue # 03-04


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Program | Alumni | Advising | Testing USEFP      


March and April kept USEFP busy in interviewing candidates for several programs. So far in 2011, USEFP has reviewed 6000 applications and  interviewed 591 candidates for 321 grant awards. Fulbright outreach was another major activity; with the Fulbright deadline approaching, program staff was busy spreading the word about the program nationwide. In addition to outreach to universities all over Pakistan, USEFP held a DVC with 37 universities from all over the country. Many thanks to the HEC! The first batch of 15 Public Administration / Public Information Professionals left for U.S. on April 3 and already they are receiving great press there. A batch of 15 journalists left shortly afterwards on April 30 and are now busy in Washington D.C., after which they will take up professional internships. Fulbright, Global UGrad, and CCI grantees remained active in cultural and educational activities in the U.S., including winning several competitions. Arranging travel (and assisting with visa applications) for a record number of grantees traveling to or from Pakistan was another challenge. Fulbright Scholars also came from the U.S. to Pakistan, although few in number, they made a big impression with plenty of press coverage and busy slates of activities.

The last week of March was very exciting for USEFP’s EducationUSA advising centers. With support from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, USEFP was able to host and organize an educational tour of delegates from colleges and universities in the U.S. to Islamabad. The South Asia Tour 2011 had participants from 11 U.S. higher education institutions. This tour allowed Pakistani students to meet university representatives face to face to discuss higher education opportunities in the U.S. and was the first-ever event of its kind to take place in Pakistan. The delegates visited Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal before stopping in Pakistan. Earlier this year USEFP participated in Pakistan's largest education expo by Dawn in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad enabling us to interact with over 9000 students and parents.

Alumni across the country remained busy in social work and networking activities. The GB chapter celebrated Earth Day while the Lahore chapter explored ways to engage young returning alumni. Dr. Bano, a Fulbrighter makes alumni proud by winning Sitara-e-Imtiaz as well as a gold medal.

USEFP’s Testing Department arranged record numbers of institutional TOEFL exams. In addition to administering standardized tests, USEFP’s Testing Department participated in Fulbright and educational advising outreach programs.


President of Pakistan awards Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to Fulbright alumna

Gigit-Baltistan alumni celebrate Earth Day

Lahore chapter anticipates recent Fulbrighters involvement

Origin and lost connections – NESA alumna donates painting to USEFP

‘Making Sense of Everyday Life of AfPak’, a talk by U.S. Fulbright scholar in Pakistan to alumni


GRE Subject Test and the upcoming test dates

It takes two to tango- GRE and TOEFL package discount still intact

Dates to remember – upcoming test schedules





Welcome our new Executive Director!

Fulbright Master's and Ph.D. deadline extended to June 15 -Apply Now

Applications for Humphrey and FLTA programs invited

Fulbright outreach campaign in full swing

Fulbright outreach session at MUET, Sindh


Fulbright grantee wins first prize for a community project at Los Angeles Enrichment seminar

Increasing knowledge of U.S. in Pakistan: Professor Dr. James Reed, President, Massachusetts Fulbright Association talks to Pak-NAFA

Half-a-world away from home, Pakistani officials examine governance

First group of U.S. - Pakistan Professional Partnership journalists depart for U.S.

Learning about growing old in Pakistan: reflections of a Fulbright Scholar on his adventures in Pakistan

UGrad grantees busy in cultural and educational exchange activities
"They are like me, but without the chances I've had because of American programs," a CCI grantee
Celebrating diversity – UGrad grantees engage in cross-cultural events
UGrad grantees win micro-grants for cultural passport and video competition


South Asia Tour 2011 - 11 U.S. university representatives visit Pakistan in the first such tour

USEFP participates in Dawn Education Expo nationwide

ATV- largest private terrestrial TV network in Pakistan
features a report on South Asia Tour

GRE preparation classes at USEFP

Misconceptions about U.S. student visa– USEFP holds interactive sessions for F1 applicants




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