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    • Abdul Qayyum
    • Abdul Qayyum

    "Getting a scholarship to attend the Financial Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Program at Tsinghua University fulfilled my dream of studying finance in an international university.Tsinghua University (ranked 1st in Asia University Rankings 2019) provided me an amazing opportunity to interact with international students from leading universities all around the globe.

    • Anusha Shamnani
    • Anusha Shamnani

    Studying abroad was one of the biggest goals of my life. Since childhood, I wanted to study outside Pakistan at least once. My dream of getting a quality education made me move to Karachi from my hometown Dadu. It was hard leaving my parents back home but it made me an independent person and I believe that it was my first step towards achieving my dreams.

    • Ummamah Shah
    • Ummamah Shah

    Exchange is the experience where you have this opportunity to not be defined by the people around you, rather be the truest image of yourself. It's all new, new people new place new classes new environment. You get a chance to unlock the potential you have within you, experience things and make friendships along the way.

    • Muhammad Muzammil
    • Muhammad Muzammil

    This spring I participated in the USEFP Global Undergraduate semester exchange program, spending over four months living and learning at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.When people tell you that exchanges change your life they aren't lying nor are they exaggerating. Over these months I made friends from over 20 nationalities, traveled to 13 states, got to shreds down the Olympic ski slopes of Utah,

    • Rabia Basri Komal
    • Rabia Basri Komal

    I am a student of IBA Karachi, currently enrolled in BBA as an NTHP scholar. I belong to a small village of Interior Sindh. Recently I came back from USA after completing a successful semester there through Global UGRAD Semester Exchange program- SPRING 2019. I went to Dickinson State University North Dakota to study finance and made up to the Presidents list there.

    • Ambereen Shahid
    • Ambereen Shahid

    Sometimes life has a funny way of making things happen; in the extreme of cases when you firmly end up believing that something will not happen for you, it does and that too in the most unexpected of ways. When submitting my application for the Global Ugrad program I felt like I was aiming in the dark at something that was impossible,

    • Akash Chhabria
    • Akash Chhabria

    I was placed in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during my Global UGRAD Exchange semester. It was the spring 2019 term, and it was January when I landed. It was the coldest it's ever been there, and for me who had spent his entire life in Karachi, it was even worse. I struggled. I was unprepared. I was regretting my decision of ever leaving my warm, snow-less home.

    • Owais Atiq Rajput
    • Owais Atiq Rajput

    I was selected for an exchange semester in University of Malaysia (KL, Malaysia) in August 2018. At that time the university was ranked 86th in the QS world rankings and it was a dream come true for me to be studying in one of the top 100 universities of the world.

    • Shirmeen Anwar
    • Shirmeen Anwar

    Life is an epitome of bizarreness, and I say this with credible experience. Like every other Desi girl, living in an ever dynamic developing country like Pakistan, going through the basic grind of life, I legitimate never thought I would hit the jackpot. But guess what; there's always an extraordinary ride waiting for you in this ordinary world, you just got to believe.

    • Aasma Jabin
    • Ramsha Siddiqui

    I wanted to deeply thank you for all the guidance through the process of the exchange program. I feel immensely indebted and honored that I got a chance to avail such an excellent opportunity that really helped me evolve and discover myself. I really enjoyed my journey at LUMS and cherish the memories and the friends I made there, owing all to IBA. I really hope to get more of such opportunities in the future to represent IBA

    • Aasma Jabin
    • Aasma Jabin

    "Life gives a chance to everyone and you will get your chance one day. Just make the most out of it."
    My mother said these lines to me when I received my interview call for Undergraduate exchange program. Living on my own and exploring a new culture was my dream since childhood and now I am one of those lucky ones who got their chance to live it!

    • Faryal Qureshi
    • Faryal Qureshi

    I was fortunate to be selected to spend the 3rd semester of my MBA at Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could end up representing IBA and Pakistan in France; a country I had always longed to visit.

    • Samra Suleman
    • Muhammad Souman Elah

    "For, were you to count the favors of Allah, you will not be able to count them. Surely Allah is Ever Forgiving, Most Merciful". (Surah Al-Nahl, 18)

    I was on the prayer mat when I missed the first interview call from USEFP. Well, they interviewed me, and I was selected and joined the 108 blessed people who represented universities from all over the country.

    • Samra Suleman
    • Abiha Zehra Rizvi

    I have always been a strong proponent of change, as an impetus to life. However, it was in Fall'18 that I realized how difficult and challenging adjustments could be. From adapting to the true American cowboy culture in North Dakota, to pondering at the city life of New York. I went through some life-long transformations, growing out to be a more self-aware, accepting and a strong individual, now even more sensitive about my surroundings than ever before

    • Samra Suleman
    • Rajnesh Mandhwani

    "From getting an unexpected call for interview to making new friends at the orientation in Islamabad, from making travelling plans to scratching things off of the bucket list, and from cherishing memorable moments with international and American friends to saying hard good-byes, the journey has been immensely exciting and enthusiastic.

    • Samra Suleman
    • Samra Suleman

    The exchange was a life-changing experience would be an understatement to describe how SUSI exchange program gave me the best 6 weeks of my life. The news of being selected for the exchange totally took me by surprise and to much astonishment I was deciding if I should avail the opportunity or stay back to do my summer semester; fortunately I took the right decision.

    • Asad Sajid
    • Asad Sajid

    18th December, on the day of my last paper, I received an email about being selected in Study of United States Institutes (SUSI) program 2017. From that day till the departure, I was so nervous and confused about living away from my family with 29 other students each representing a very diverse segment of Pakistan.

    • Huda Amin
    • Huda Amin

    It was an absolute pleasure to get selected with other 30 Undergrad students all over from Pakistan for the SUSI Exchange program. Summarizing this journey would be difficult but it was definitely life changing. I always dreamed of achieving well in life, never actually thought that my dream would come true this early.

    • Sanjay Puri
    • Sanjay Puri

    I am glad to be a part of IBA family that provided me with many opportunities, such as being a part of Pak-US alumni network, visiting the USA through UGRAD program and countless other. Last time, I attended Meet Pakistan Conference at Islamabad where delegates from many cities of Afghanistan and Pakistan along with the officials of US-Embassy participated.

    • Daniya Ali
    • Daniya Ali

    Spending a semester in the US as an exchange student exposed me to a world of opportunities that I was deprived of before. It was not just about living 8000 miles away from family, but stepping out of my comfort zone.

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    • Faraz Ali

    'Goal-driven' & 'Passionate', these are the first few words that I would like to use to define myself. Getting into Global UGRAD exchange program was never easy for me. From writing an impressive SOP, to structuring my extra-curricular certificates, to having troubles in application submission, to managing my car glitches on the interview day, and what not....

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    • Ayesha Rehman

    I am glad that IBA gave me this opportunity to participate in COP in My City Islamabad. One key takeaway from this conference was that we haven't yet realized the repercussions of the rapid climate change and how as a nation we need to learn more about it.....

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    • Safee Ul Haque

    Climate change poses a clear and present threat to the entire world - yet, building consensus around global action can be tricky. For students attending the "COP in my City" conference organized at the HEC in Islamabad , this was the challenge...

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    • Simran Harichand

    Exchange Programs: fully funded periods of time granted to students to go party and travel in a new country. That's what most people think of exchange programs to be. And that's exactly what they are not.....

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    • Muhammad Ali

    As part of our collaboration with Bilkent University in Turkey, we send students as exchange students every year. In Spring 2018, 3 candidates successfully managed to get admissions....

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    • MOHSIN NASIR

    My journey to London was just magnificent. Not only did I learn a great deal about travelling, but I was also able to recognize my true self and unlock my potential. Studying and roaming around with people from different walks...

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    • Kiran Muhammad Idris

    This two-week summer enterprise program has given me an unparalleled exposure to one of the most diverse and successful nations of the world...

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    • Sohail Wahid Bux

    First of all, thanks to Institute of Business Administration (IBA) for giving me opportunity to attend exchange program from University of Malaya (UM)...

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    • Syeda Fizza Ali

    It all starts somewhere. You pack your suitcase, you say goodbye, you forget at least 3 things that are important, and you get on a plane...

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    • Avinash Kumar

    My experience with UGRAD Exchange Program was nothing but positive and highly motivated. This program was an amazing experience not only stick to the academics but also traveling and exploring USA...

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    • Sanjay Puri Bawo

    A journey to the liberals Land, United States of America: I have a dream to visit almost every country in the world. I got an opportunity to visit a country which was on the top of the list...

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    • Tasneem Qaizar

    Every moment of my semester in U.S has provided me with a wonderful memory. people, places and customs, everything was unfimiliar for me at the start and it seemed like I've started a new life...

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    • Wajiha Shah

    There is a famous qoute that says, " life isn't measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take away our breath." This quote defines my UGRAD experience, the American Dream of a brown girl...

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    • birth subhash

    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." And that is quite literally what happened. Growing up, I was an introvert who had never been away from family or close friends as such...

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    • Tasmia khan

    My experience at Juniata College has changed my views on my own life, future aspirations, and our society in a way that I never imagined. I'd say my time was spent equally with the international students and American students at my college which has exposed me to more than one culture in this cultural exchange experience...

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    • Hira Abdul Aziz

    I have a confession. I am in love. Yes, I am in love! I am in love with the Global UGRAD exchange experience which changed my life completely. I am amazed by how much I have achieved. I was placed in Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts...

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    • Sana Mubashira

    My name is Sana Mubashira, and I am currently enrolled in the B.Sc Computer science program at IBA, Karachi. After doing my A levels, I was very determined to be a part of an institution that not only provides a platform to achieve academic objectives, but also groom it students to enter the professional world...

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    • Naina Rani

    Never did I thought in life that I would land into a country which would show me the other side of the world in terms of highest integrity amongst people. Can you guess? Yes, that's none other than Japan...

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    • Yasir Hussain

    Participating in Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES) held at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, California was unique and great experience. In GES, There were around 1500 Entrepreneurs,..

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    • Zara Usmani

    I went to USA in the spring of 2016 through the United State Education Foundation's Global Undergraduate exchange program. I was enrolled at Emporia State University in Emporia Kansas...

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    • Narendar Vidani

    This journey will always be counted as one of my most wonderful experiences, where I happen learn new cultures, experienced being part of new environment, made some new friends across globe and while all this...

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    • Ahmed Mustafa Khan

    Opportunities this magnificent pop up around once in your life. And because that is the case, they come with all sorts of fears and reservations. You would never expect yourself to get selected...

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    • Mehvish Naseer Cheema

    Exchange was a metamorphic experience as it changed my perspectives and made me an open-thinker. My stay at Concord University, West Virginia was amazingly enchanting. Studying in an international institution...

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    • Syed Irtiza Ali

    I was selected for Global UGRAD Pakistan Exchange program for the term Spring 2016. I have had a great learning experience abroad which opened up my mind and changed my perspective...

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    • Muneera Nizam Sajwani

    I feel very lucky to have been selected for the Erasmus Plus Masters in Mathematical Modelling program. The international experience it will provide is one of the best parts of this master program; especially sharing a classroom with classmates...

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    • Zaineb Makati

    Three weeks of my summer this year in Beijing, China at Tsinghua University's PBCSF Summer School were the days of unique and interesting experiences. Meeting people from 27 different countries , roaming around the streets of an old and famous city...

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    • Ahmed Raza

    It was a great honor to attend the summer school "Financial Leaders of Tomorrow 2016" organized by Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance. The two week school was attended by 60 students representing a total of 27 countries...

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    • Rija Khan

    The London School of Economics was everything I was hoping for. It couldn't be better! It has the most amazing campus facilities, leading faculty and a diverse student body. My course was full of challenging content and contemporary relevance that made me enjoy learning!...

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    • Rija Arslan Adhami

    Travelling makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world and help you understand the world with a broad perspective. I am Rija Arslan Adhami from Bs. Accounting and Finance. I was a Spring 2016 candidate of Global UGRAD Program USA. I am really obliged to IBA and USEFP for making my hard work pay off...

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    • Yasir Hussain

    It was a wonderful experience of learning by participating a three weeks course in an Italian University, Fondazione CUOA, located at Vicenza, Italy. The course was perfectly organized by International Business School, Sao Paulo, Brazil. There were 109 students from all over the world and they...

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    • Tooba Ashfaq

    It was an excellent experience studying Strategic Marketing Course at Imperial College in their Summer School Program, 2015. The robust start of the program until the end was an exciting journey full of learning, hard work, practical exposure of corporate life through various guest-speaker sessions and...

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    • Simran Sachdev

    My journey in IBA couldn't get any better than getting a chance for one Semester Exchange program in USA. Someone said it right that Exchange isn't a semester in your life it's Life in one semester! It really was a life changing and mesmerizing experience in...

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    • Saanya Sadaqat

    "The three week course at Imperial College London was nothing short of an exhilarating maze of events that encompassed learning from world-renowned professors, interaction with students from more than 60 countries round the globe as well as getting culturally familiar with the sights and sounds of...

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    • Rahima Obaid

    I believe that the UGRAD program is the best platform for Pakistani students to counter stereotypes about Pakistan which are reflected in the Western media. This is more so owing to the way the program is designed-such as the requirements for country presentation and community service...

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    • Quratulain Anjum

    "An opportunity to go under an exchange program is an opportunity that would give your life a 360 degree turn." This is what I had heard from exchange students earlier. Little did I know that it would be a similar experience for me, giving me the...

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    • Paras Pitafi

    There are two kinds of opportunities; the good ones and the not-so-good ones; the Global UGRAD is the third one. If only the words could do justice, one would write how enriching and enchanting one semester can be and how an everlasting impact it can leave...

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    • Nazia Khan

    The trip to USA was the best thing that has ever happened to me. It was definitely a life changing experience. A journey full of excitement, self-exploration and discovery, it gave me a chance to 'meet myself'. I realized my potential, my talent, and every good...

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    • Munira Ahmed

    "The world is your oyster" are the words I live by. And whilst in the process of exploration I came across this opportunity to study a course at Imperial College London. Imperial College is undoubtedly one of the best universities in the world, but it was...

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    • Kashif Bhojani

    Tons of memories, life-long friendships and unmatchable experiences are all what I have extracted from this exchange program. It wouldn't be erroneous to say that it was a completely different chapter of my life that faded away in seconds. I, who had never experienced living in...

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    • Babar Mobeen

    I was selected for a short summer program in China this year and it turned out to be the most diverse and enriching experience of my life. The program, Financial Leaders of Tomorrow, was designed mainly to introduce international students to the Chinese financial system and...

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    • Ahmed Ali Raza

    Having rarely been abroad before this opportunity, I always thought of foreign countries quite magical and unimaginably complex. They aren't so. Actually, if anything they can be quite relatable. This is just one of the several ways how my reality shifted its share in my four...

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    • Muhammad Nauman
      IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, France

    "An exchange doesn't only give me six months of a new culture, language and country, but it gives me a lifetime of opportunities and knowledge. It shaped part of my character and changed my view on life. Overall, this experience has taught me to be grateful, independent, open-minded and confident."

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    • Minza Jamal
      CUOA Business School, Italy

    "It's one of the best things that could've happened to me! Studying in CUOA with the best pool of teachers topped with students from very diverse backgrounds, was a truly enriching experience."

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    • Javeria Khalid
      Global UGrad Alumni

    "What this exchange has done for me cannot be described in mere words. Today, I am not the same girl that I was before my exchange program and I have a different, positive outlook on life altogether. I am more accepting of others, broadminded and more appreciative of the small positive things around me."

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    • Hafsa Shakoor
      Global UGrad Alumni

    "What I liked most about studying in US was meeting people from all over the globe. Learning their culture and different perspectives about life was the most interesting aspect. Thus, who I am now when back at home is far different than who I was when I left."

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    • Awais Rasool
      Harvard Initiative for Latin America Relations Conference

    "With the magnificent teaching techniques and debates, we had a chance to understand different institutional issues, policy flaws and diverse system of governance for both the South and the North Americas. Now, I think I am better equipped to understand various policies and their implementation issues that our country currently facing."

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    • Novera Fatima
      Imperial College Summer School 2015

    "Completely UNFORGETTABLE experience. The overall LONDON life experience with a cherry of Imperial college course on the cake surpassed my expectations… it's not only about intellectual development, but it's also about social development as well. I detached myself from same monotonous lifestyle and explored another corner of planet. It's an opportunity no one should miss! There is another world waiting for you."...

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    • Maaz Ali
      Global UGrad Alumni

    "If anybody would have told me year back that I would be going to USA for a fully funded exchange program for five months, I would have laughed and told that person not to joke because it is near impossible. I in USA for a semester, seemed out of this world. But life is unexpected and it brings you such opportunities"...

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