U.S. Embassy Encourages Pakistani Students to Apply for Exchange Programs

Islamabad, November 8, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Islamabad and its partners are currently accepting applications from Pakistani students for several U.S. exchange programs. Interested students should apply immediately, as deadlines are approaching quickly. Students accepted into these programs are not responsible for any program costs; the U.S. government will pay for international airfare and other program-related expenses for selected students.

Study of the U.S. Institutes Program: Undergraduate students interested in public policy can apply for a five-week Study of the U.S. Institutes program in summer 2017 focusing on local, state, and federal public policymaking. Applicants must have at least one semester remaining in their undergraduate studies after the program concludes. Interested applicants should carefully review eligibility criteria and complete the application form available on the U.S. Embassy’s website at: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-program/ . Applications for this program are due by November 29.

2017 Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program: Undergraduate students age 25 and younger also may apply for the 2017 Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program. Selected participants spend one semester in the United States pursuing full-time, non-degree academic study. Applications are due to the U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan by November 23; more details are available at www.usefpakistan.org.

Summer Sisters Exchange Program: Gifted female high school students are encouraged to apply for the Summer Sisters exchange program, which allows them to study science, leadership, and international affairs, among other topics, at U.S. universities. Applications for the Summer Sisters program are due to iEARN Pakistan by November 20, and the application instructions are available online at http://iearnpk.org/ss/ss.htm.

Community College Initiative Program: Young professionals who wish to complete one year of non-degree study at a U.S. community college should apply for the Community College Initiative Program. Applicants must be young professionals working in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Applied Engineering, Business Management and Administration, Media, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Public Safety (Rescue/Disaster Management Services), and Early Childhood Education. Applications are due November 30, and more details can be found at www.usefpakistan.org.

The U.S. Department of State sponsors programs that send approximately 1,000 Pakistanis on exchange programs to the United States each year. For news about future exchange program opportunities, follow the Embassy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pakistan.usembassy or visit the Embassy’s website at https://pk.usembassy.gov.