119 Pakistani Students Begin Global UGRAD Exchange Program in U.S.

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015


This week, 119 student leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan arrived in the United States to begin their semester of undergraduate study through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). 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.

While interacting with Americans in the community and on campus, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students become student “ambassadors” for Pakistan. They will make presentations about their home country and cultures at local schools and organizations, sharing their unique perspectives and backgrounds. Upon return home, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students will share their understanding of the United States with friends, family, and others in their communities.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is a program of the U.S. Department of State. Follow the participants on Twitter @ECAatState or @UGRADPakistan and #UGRADPK2015.

For press inquiries and more information, contact the press team of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at ECA-Press@state.gov, 202-632-6552.