UW-Green Bay is pleased to welcome new international students on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Joining the community are (pictured in photo from left to right) Qazawat Zirak, Amber Ayaz and Muhammad Sakhi.
The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program, which places participants at U.S. colleges and universities, is part of broader U.S. 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 U.S. college or university.
Through semester-long academic study, exploration of U.S. culture, participation in community service projects and interactions with Americans in their host communities and campuses, the 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.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over 1 million people around the world, including more than 75 Nobel Laureates and nearly 450 current and former heads of state and government.