Last Quarter 2012 |  Volume # 13, Issue # 10-11


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Program | Alumni | Advising | Testing USEFP      


By Oct 1, 2012’s cohort of 167 Fulbright grantees had departed to start their Masters or Doctoral programs in the U.S. and 2013’s was selected. The 2013 cohort is the largest USEFP has ever selected – 198 (162 Masters and 36 PhDs). For the first time, more than half of the doctoral awardees are women; of the Masters, 41% are women.

Educational Advising at USEFP was busy in International Education Week (IEW) activities. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State, IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW celebrations built on USEFP's record-breaking Back to College Fair at the Serena in Islamabad in September, in which more than 1,100 students and parents meet with 38 U.S. Embassy officials represented their U.S. colleges and universities as alumni. Consular officials represented alumni college fairs in Lahore and Karachi. Other activities included counselor’s workshops, graduate/undergraduate applicant events and Model UN events.

Another big event was the 9th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference held at the HEC Auditorium in Islamabad, Nov. 9-11. The conference was organized by the Humphrey and Fulbright Alumni Associations on the theme of “Building a Tolerant Society Together.” U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson was the chief guest at the inaugural session, along with Ms. Kathy Schalow, Deputy Public Affairs Officer and Dr. Javaid Laghari, Chairman HEC. Leading up to the conference, USEFP collaborated with Quaid-e-Azam University to organize an American Studies Conference dedicated to the memory of Professor James Reed on Nov 6-7.

The spring batch of 105 2012 Global UGRAD fellows is all set to leave for U.S. A Pre-Departure Orientation was held for them at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad on Dec. 13-14 with Ambassador Richard Olson the Chief Guest. Another 95 UGRAD grantees left for U.S. in August for the Fall semester. This year for the first time, a majority of the Global UGRADs going to the U.S. are young women.
Applications for the 2013 Global UGRAD , Community College Initiative, Teaching Excellence Awards, and Fulbright Scholar Programs are currently under review. With more than 4,500 applications received for Global UGRAD program alone, USEFP has a lot of work to do in the coming year!




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2013 Pakistan Fulbright cohort is the largest ever!

Pakistan gets its largest ever group of Humphrey Fellows

Dr. Nancy Scannell, Fulbright Specialist from University of Illinois, Springfield, visits Pakistan

Fulbrighters' successes

Dream of Studying in America: Urdu VoA feature on Fulbright Pakistan

Hubert Humphrey Fellow from Pakistan becomes the 100,00th member of State Alumni

Assistant Secretary ECA meets Pakistani UGRAD fellows

Meet Balochistan’s first Rhodes Scholar in 40 years

Global UGRAD students celebrate International Education Week (IEW)

Global UGRAD Pakistan Updates

Teaching program builds bridges between U.S. and Pakistan – reports Greeley Tribune

USEFP launches traveling GRE Workshops

Community College Initiative grants rise from 60 to 90

Journalist Exchange Program extended for another year

9th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference "Building a Tolerant Society Together"

American Studies Conference: QAU and USEFP collaborate

USEFP delegation visits Faisalabad and Lahore

Obituary - Mr. Sadeed Iqbal Wahla

USEFP celebrates International Education Week

More than 1100 attend Back to School College Fair 

Fisher College of Business visits the South Asian Youth Conference in Islamabad

U.S. Vice President greets a Pakistani student
– Talha shares his exciting experience

USEFP encourages young alumni to study in the U.S.



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