IUP Welcomes Global UGRAD-Pakistan Students

Posted on 9/21/2017 2:14:23 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to welcome new international students on campus as part of the US Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Joining the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community is Sania, a student from Pakistan studying management information systems here at IUP.

The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program, which places participants at US colleges and universities, is part of broader US State Department efforts to promote a better understanding of the United States abroad, particularly among future world leaders. The program allows talented, highly motivated undergraduate students from underserved populations across Pakistan to spend one semester at a US college or university.

Through semester-long academic study, exploration of US culture, participation in community service projects, and interactions with Americans in their host communities and campuses, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students develop a broad and nuanced understanding of American culture and values and go on to share this understanding of the United States with friends, family, fellow students, and others upon their return to Pakistan as well as in their future careers. Global UGRAD-Pakistan students also enrich the learning experience for American students by sharing their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is a program of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is implemented by IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board). For more information about the program, visit the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan.

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. ECA programs promote friendly and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over one million people around the world, including more than 75 Nobel Laureates and nearly 450 current and former heads of state and government. Here is more information about ECA exchanges. For press inquiries, please e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.

Since 1968, IREX has embraced a people-centered approach that maximizes human potential and helps people promote positive lasting change. With an annual portfolio of $80 million, IREX maintains a presence in over 100 countries with innovative programs that empower youth, women, and girls; cultivate leaders; strengthen institutions; and extend access to quality education and information. Here is more information about IREX.

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