Islamabad: Representatives from 27 US universities travelled to Pakistan as part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan’s (USEFP) and Education USA’s effort to facilitate US study opportunities for Pakistani students.
This 12th biannual South Asia Spring Tour marks the largest group of US universities to visit Pakistan since USEFP began hosting such events in Spring 2011, including ten that travelled to Pakistan for the first time, a news release said on Tuesday.
During stops at Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, the representatives participated in college fairs, visited schools and universities, and met with students and their parents to share information regarding admissions, financial aid, and academic programs in the United States. We were thrilled with the number of Pakistani students who attended the college fairs and met with representatives from US universities visiting Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.
We strongly encourage Pakistani parents and students to consider the opportunities that a U.S. education represents for graduates. With more than 4,700 institutions of higher education, the United States has options that fit every career goal and pocketbook.
We hope to see more Pakistani students studying in the US and sharing their cultural heritage with their American classmates, said Arlissa Reynolds, country Cultural Affairs Officer at US Embassy, Islamabad.
According to the press release, the number of US universities represented in this tour continues to grow.
This shows that US universities appreciated how talented and well-prepared students were in Pakistan. They have also been looking for people with potential and EducationUSA offices in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi can help such students through the admission process.
USEFP has been helping good students get to their dream of a higher education in the United States, said USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar.
The visiting delegation included representatives from University of La Verne, University of Iowa, University of Colorado-Boulder, St. Cloud State University, California State University, Hiram College, DePaul University, Augustana College, State University of New York-Plattsburgh, Wabash College, Southern New Hampshire University, Winona State University, Kansas State University, Valparaiso University, Western New England University, Western Kentucky University, Creighton University, Colorado State University, Minerva Schools at KGI, University of South Dakota, State University of New York-Buffalo, Northern Kentucky University, Pima Community College, Berkeley College, University of Bridgeport, Stony Brook University and Merrimack College.