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US scholarships: some problems

EVERY year the US Educational Foundation in Pakistan announces scholarship for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Programme for students in Pakistan.

The aim of this scholarship is to create mutual understanding between the people of Pakistan and US through cultural exchanges.

Last year, an overwhelming number of students applied for this scholarship and about 200 students made the final cut.

Among these students, almost 100 went to the US to undertake their one-semester studies over there and 100 more are going for spring 2013.

Unfortunately, there is a problem related to some of these selected students which is quite discouraging for them as their host university does not accept their credit hours which are taught in the US.

It is not fair, all the universities and colleges must look into this issue and help these students and encourage them to apply for this programme and represent their culture, people and the country.


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Amjad Wyne
Dec 17, 2012 02:30pm
If true, the writer has a very valid point. Pakistani Universities should realize that education does not come only in the form of formal classroom instructions - cultural exchanges and travel offer insights that are equally, if not more, important and could not be developed while sitting in front of a blackboard.
Md Imran
Dec 17, 2012 12:32pm
Why go to US when the worlds best universities are in Pakistan itself ?
Dec 19, 2012 02:55am
Name one.
Dec 17, 2012 10:48am
I got my MS and Phd from the USA, and I don't get it, what the writer is trying to say. Please say it in English.
Dec 18, 2012 05:34am
hahahaha that's funny! you either have a great sense of humor or never went to university in Pakistan!