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International Education Week celebrated

By Afshan S. Khan
November 21, 2017
Islamabad :To foster educational and cultural exchanges, EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 13-18 in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
IEW, a joint initiative between the US Department of State and the US Department of Education, promotes the benefits of international education and exchanges. “International students gain cutting-edge skills and a better appreciation of the complexity, challenges, and opportunities of life in the 21st century,” said Michelle Los Banos, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Islamabad.
“The experience broadens their world view and gives them an edge in today’s competitive job market.” To celebrate U.S.-Pakistan education cooperation during IEW, EducationUSA organised its first-ever EducationUSA Career Day in Lahore and Karachi and the USEFP Fall Fest in Islamabad. The Career Day gave high school and college students the chance to network with prospective employers. The Fall Fest, which provided a platform for students to showcase their creativity, raised funds for local non-profits.
Rita Akhtar, USEFP Executive Director, encouraged students and parents to take advantage of the IEW activities and learn more about higher education in the U.S. "Pakistani students who study in the United States are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the global economy,” she said.