119 Pakistani Students to Spend a Semester in the United States
Washington, DC: A large group of 119 student leaders from underserved segments of population across Pakistan arrived in the United States last week to spend a semester at American schools.
The program for undergraduate studies is managed through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program of the US State Department.
Dluring the semester, participants will gain the skills needed to implement long-term civic and economic changes in their home communities while fostering cross-cultural understanding through academic study, service-learning projects and cultural activities.
The organizers hope that while interacting with Americans in the community and on campus, the participants will also become student “ambassadors” for Pakistan, promoting a better image of their country in the United States.
The students will make presentations about their country and culture in local schools and organizations, sharing their unique perspectives and backgrounds.