ISLAMABAD: The Executive Director of USEFP, Rita Akhtar has said that American universities are very much interested in having Pakistani students on their campuses and this year’s delegation included representatives from New York University, Savannah College, Hiram College, University of Kentucky, Valparaiso University, and University of Northern Iowa.
She said that the motive behind organizing ‘The South Asia Tour’ is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Pakistan and the United States through educational and cultural exchange, adding the tour is one of many platforms.
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan offers to help Pakistani students get connected to U.S. colleges and universities, she added.
She was commenting on the 4th Annual South Asia Tour in Pakistan which was organized by USEFP and Education USA, in cooperation with the U.S. State Department, on Friday.
She was of the view that for the U.S. representatives, the tour provided an excellent platform to promote their programmes to interested audiences throughout Pakistan, including hundreds of students, guidance counselors, headmasters, faculty, principals, and other administrative contacts in each city.