International Tea Hour: Wednesday, March 7 2:30-3:30 p.m. CMU 207

MSUM International Student Services (ISS) is pleased to welcome two new international students on campus as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Joining the MSUM family are Ms. Zarah Mahmood and Ms. Raima Marri Baloch

The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program aims to advance youth leadership and promote mutual understanding by providing one academic term of non-degree undergraduate US study on a highly competitive basis to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors of Pakistan.

In addition to their academic studies, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students perform community service and explore American traditions through the unique Cultural Passport to America program. While interacting with Americans in the community and on campus, Global UGRAD-Pakistan students develop a more well-rounded perception of American culture. They go on to share this understanding of the U.S. with friends, family, and others in their communities back home.

Global UGRAD-Pakistan students are also “ambassadors” for Pakistan. Many of them are the only representative of Pakistan on campus. Their unique perspectives and backgrounds enrich the learning experience for American students. Global UGRAD-Pakistan students also give presentations about their home country and cultures at local schools, Rotary clubs, elderly homes, and other locations, reaching thousands of Americans each year.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and is administered by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

Please join “International Tea Hour” on Wednesday, March 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CMU 207 to welcome our UGRAD Pakistan students. Vegetarian samosas and tea will be served at the event. Free and open to the public!