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119 Pakistani students to spend a semester in US

Updated January 10, 2015

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— Reuters/file
— Reuters/file

WASHINGTON: A large group of 119 student leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan have arrived in the United States this week to spend a semester at American schools.

This programme for undergraduate studies is managed through the Global Undergraduate Exch­ange Programme of the US State Department.

Throughout 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 organisers 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 cultures in local schools and organisations, sharing their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

Published in Dawn, January 10th, 2015

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