58 Pakistani high school students selected for study in United States
ISLAMABAD, Aug 2: As many as 58 high school students have been selected from all over the Pakistan to
spend one academic year at schools in the United States.
T J Grubisha, Cultural
Affairs Officer US Embassy at a farewell ceremony to the leaving students on
Wednesday said the "little ambassadors" would make big difference by bridging
The students are being sent
under Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Programme, funded by the US Department of
State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
The US official said the
programme would provide high school students in many countries a new opportunity
to study at the US high schools and live with American host families during
their one-year stay.
He said the programme's aim
is not only to build a supportive community of educators that share the latest
teaching methodologies, but also develop an appreciation for cultural diversity
In Pakistan, the programme
has been implemented by International Education and Resource Network for the
last four years, which supports networking of students and teachers working at
national and international levels.
A panel discussion was held
among the students intending to go to United States and also the students from
previous batches, who shared their views about their stay in United