US envoys help students prepare for life in the United States


US Consulate General and the US Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) conducted its annual Pre-Departure Orientation Programme on Monday for over 20 Punjabi students travelling to the United States for study.
The students will study in colleges and universities across the United States this fall for higher education degrees of various levels. The Pre-Departure Orientation Programme is a demonstration of the United States commitment to education exchanges for Pakistani students and increasing understanding between Americans and Pakistanis. US Cultural Affairs Officer Katie Kiser, Consular Officer Chris Vogt, Public Affairs Officer Brinille Ellis and Information Officer Leslie Goodman all participated in the programme giving participants advice on visa procedures and student life in the United States. “It is really wonderful to see Punjabi students getting excited about this new stage in their lives. In my experience the two things that most expand students’ horizons are travel and education. They are lucky to be doing both,” remarked Kiser. The orientation was designed to help prepare students navigate the US education experience. Presentations included information on culture shock, port of entry procedures, housing, financial and health issues.


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