Washington DC, 8 January 2022 (TDI): Pakistan Deputy Chief of Mission in the United States, Naveed Safdar Bokhari, welcomed Pakistani students who are part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD Pakistan).

The students are there under the exchange program during the spring of 2022 in the United States. The UGRAD sent 138 students to be part of this experience. The students will go to 80 universities across the US.

What is the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program?

The Global Undergraduate Exchange program of Pakistan is an organization that provides an opportunity to attend American Universities and Colleges for non-degree academic study. Its goal that help reach different students of a diverse community in Pakistan.

UGRAD is an organization sponsored by the United States Department of States with the funding of the US Government and support by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX).

The organization allows studying for a semester in the United States. When arriving, the students will receive academic, career-preparedness, skills, and will experiment with the American experience. So, that when they return home, they will be ready to tackle new challenges and better understand US and Pakistan Relationship.

What is the International Research and Exchange board IREX

IREX is a nonprofit organization created in 1968. It is an organization that works for global development and education and, focused on people and communities. UGRAD is present in different continents and regions of the world such as Asia, Africa, the middle east, Europe, and Latin America.

The Nonprofit Organization works with different partners to promote just, prosperous and inclusive societies in four areas. The areas of their work are: empowering the youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

The platform has five principal values that they put in their work. Firstly, IREX promotes actions and is passionate about responding to challenges and finding new opportunities. Secondly, it cares about the result of the project made.

Thirdly, it is an empathetic organization that cares for the public and collaborators. Fourthly, it learns from the mistake, and success is a way to ensure the continuity of the work of IREX. Finally, it is inclusive, has a diverse staff, and works with the multicultural public.