To foster educational and cultural exchanges, EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 13-18 in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. IEW, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes the benefits of international education and exchanges.

“International students gain cutting-edge skills and a better appreciation of the complexity, challenges, and opportunities of life in the 21st century,” said Michelle Los Banos, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. “The experience broadens their world view and gives them an edge in today’s competitive job market.”

To celebrate U.S.-Pakistan education cooperation during IEW, EducationUSA organized its first-ever EducationUSA Career Day in Lahore and Karachi and the USEFP Fall Fest in Islamabad.

Outstanding students and guidance counselors from local high schools were also honored during IEW in a High Achievers’ and Counselors’ Recognition Ceremony. In addition, to promote a sense of civic responsibility among students, community service activities were organized at centers catering to the underprivileged. Students also logged onto webinars and virtual advising sessions with university representatives in the United States.

EducationUSA at USEFP offers free advice and assistance to students interested in applying to or learning about U.S. colleges and universities.

Published in Young Nation Magazine on December 2, 2017