American universities seeking the best and brightest in Pakistan

The tour marks the largest group of U.S. universities to visit Pakistan since USEFP began hosting such events in Spring 2011.

27 American universities have sent their representatives to Pakistan as part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan’s (USEFP) and EducationUSA’s effort to facilitate U.S. study opportunities for Pakistani students.

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.

During stops to 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 U.S.

Arlissa Reynolds, country Cultural Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Islamabad, said ““We were thrilled with the number of Pakistani students who attended the college fairs and met with representatives from U.S. 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 U.S. and sharing their cultural heritage with their American classmates.”

USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar said the number of U.S. universities represented in this tour continues to grow. “This shows that U.S. universities appreciate how talented and well-prepared students are in Pakistan. They are looking for people with potential and EducationUSA offices in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi can help such students through the admission process”.

The tour marks the largest group of U.S. universities to visit Pakistan since USEFP began hosting such events in Spring 2011.

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