Mar-Apr 2012 |  Volume # 11, Issue # 03-04


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Program | Alumni | Advising | Testing USEFP      


The second annual South Asia Tour came through Pakistan April 9 - 14. Four senior U.S. admissions and recruitment representatives visited Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. They met students and visited schools and colleges to answer questions about higher education opportunities in the United States. The Tour also traveled to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan, but the participants were especially impressed with the welcoming environment and student interest they encountered in Pakistan.

With the Fulbright Masters and PhD Program deadline of May 16 fast approaching, USEFP was busy in outreach to universities all over Pakistan throughout March and April. A new strategy this year was to address applicants’ fears about the GRE requirement for Fulbright by taking a GRE workshop on the road. Workshops were held in Hazara and Faisalabad, with more planned in May for Peshawar and AJK. In addition to introducing potential applicants to the contents and format of the exam, a diagnostic GRE is offered as part of the workshop at no cost to help applicants assess the amount of preparation they will need to be competitive. USEFP testing staff traveled to the universities and administered the computer-based exam on site. In March and April, 335 students and faculty members took advantage of this opportunity. USEFP will continue to offer this service year round, especially to public universities.

USEFP warmly welcomes five new Pakistani members to the USEFP Board and looks forward to benefitting from their experience and expertise. We also want to thank the outgoing members for the valuable guidance and support they gave USEFP over the past two years.

USEFP mourns the tragic loss of Fulbright Senior Specialist to Pakistan, Dr. James Eldin Reed. Professor Reed was making his third visit to Pakistan as a Specialist, working on improving American Studies in Pakistan, when he passed away on April 5, 2012. Dr. Reed was a great friend of Pakistan and USEFP and he will be deeply missed.


Fulbright Alumnus, Dr. Shaikh, becomes the first VC of Sindh Madressatul Islam University

HEC honors USEFP Alumni

Lahore alumni get together at the Bistro 201 Café

Fulbright PhD grantee shares her research with Islamabad Chapter

Faisalabad Chapter helps extend outreach





USEFP welcomes new Board Members

Fulbright outreach in full swing

Fulbrighters make the most of their study experience abroad

Global UGRAD-Pakistan Updates

Video Competition: A day in the life of a Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellow

The United States (U.S.) and Us: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Obituary: Dr. James Eldin Reed

South Asia Tour 2012 in Pakistan

June 5 brings in changes in the GMAT Exam

University of Idaho visits Karachi

Getting the word out in Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha and KP

GRE Mock Test facilities now available at local universities

USEFP offers APICS exams in Pakistan

Mark your calendar for the next API Exam in Pakistan

Professional Examination Service

Dates to remember – upcoming test schedules



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