Eastern Welcomes Student from Pakistan

Published: February 25, 2013

Eastern has been selected as a host institution for the 2013 IREX Global UGRAD Pakistan program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). The UGRAD Pakistan program provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors in Pakistan a short-term undergraduate study opportunity in the United States.

As part of this program, EWU is hosting one undergraduate student from Pakistan, Najeeb Ullah, for winter and spring 2013. Native of the Balochistan province, Najeeb is a student of Political Science at Government College University in Lahore. He is one of 113 students across Pakistan selected though a highly competitive merit-based process for a life-changing opportunity to spend six months at a university in the United States.

By living and studying at Eastern, Najeeb Ullah is developing a broad and nuanced understanding of American values and ideals. He also serves as a citizen ambassador of Pakistan who supports expanded diplomatic and development partnerships between the two countries.

In addition to enrolling in Government courses and exploring U.S. culture, Najeeb is participating in community service, public presentations and a variety of social and cultural activities on campus and in the greater Cheney/Spokane community. Upon his return back to Pakistan, Najeeb will share his adventure and understanding of the U.S. with his friends, family and other community members back in his home country.

More information about the program can be found on the IREX Website.
For additional details please contact Minghua (Sonic) Weng at mweng@ewu.edu or 509-359-6216.

Eastern Welcomes Student from Pakistan