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Turbat to America: Shazia’s Unforgettable Journey

Turbat to America: Shazia’s Unforgettable Journey
Shazia Akhter Baloch is a Human Rights Activist and a Teacher from Turbat, Balochistan. She participated in the Teaching Excellence and Achievements (TEA) program through which she visited the United States. The following is her story as an exchange participant in the United States where she experienced a completely new ...
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TechWomen: Inside my Journey to Silicon Valley

TechWomen: Inside my Journey to Silicon Valley
The following is a heartfelt post by Zahra Andleeb, describing her journey as a Pakistani, Muslim participant in the United States for the TechWomen 2017. Zahra was a part of the first-ever cohort to represent Pakistan at Tech Women.   It all started with the email, “Congratulations! You have been ...
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Nepal Diaries: Journey to the world’s rooftop

Nepal Diaries: Journey to the world’s rooftop
The following story is penned by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program alumna, Aruba Binte Khalid, narrating her experience as a Pakistani participant for the Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) 2016 in Nepal under the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network’s regional travel grant. She, as a part of 8-member-team, ...
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First Person: Broadening Horizons at UC Berkeley

First Person: Broadening Horizons at UC Berkeley
Abdul Wahid Khan, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth and Exchange Study (YES) program 2011-12 alumnus, has just returned from the United States, where, he attended summer school at the University of California (UC Berkeley) which was partially sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Pakistan. He spent a busy month studying ecology and society; ...
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In Conversation with the Javaid Sisters

In Conversation with the Javaid Sisters
They say that one right decision can change your life. For Irum Javaid that decision was when her teacher asked the class if anyone was interested in learning the English Language through the English Access Microscholarship Program.  All it took was a ‘yes’ to open the doors of unexpected opportunities ...
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World Poetry Day 2017: Poems by Alumni

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10 Things a Humphrey Fellow Discusses with Peers in America

10 Things a Humphrey Fellow Discusses with Peers in America
By Hina Ali, Hubert H. Humphrey fellow There are certain things you always discuss during your stay in the United States as an exchange participant.  These are discussions that bring you closer to your other fellows, their countries, and their cultures. Mother’s cooking and local cuisine of your country – On more than one occasion ...
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Alumni Corner: Ignore Disability, Explore Ability

Alumni Corner: Ignore Disability, Explore Ability
Alumni Organize Activity for Promotion of Sports Skills among Persons with Disabilities This activity was organized by exchange alumni Sahib Khan Bhand and Abid Lashari in Nawabshah in February 2016 with the sole purpose of creating awareness among people to highlight the need for sports opportunities for persons with disabilities.  We are ...
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First Person: My Exchange Journey as a Disability Leader

First Person: My Exchange Journey as a Disability Leader
by Maria Qureshi, IVLP alumna. “I was not disabled in America” It was an honor for me to be part of the International Visitors Leadership program on Disability Leadership in the United States as it empowered and encouraged me.  It is worth mentioning here that during the said visit my ...
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