Sister2Sister Exchange Program 2021 in USA

Dear students,

Applications are now open for the Sister2Sister Summer Exchange Program 2021 in the United States of America.

The program offers Pakistani female students between the ages of 18-24 years an opportunity to attend undergraduate summer courses at prestigious universities in the USA. The students will have an opportunity to explore additional career pathways by studying medicine, international affairs, gender studies and pharmacy along with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) topics. The grant of program will cover full tuition fees, travel cost, health insurance, accommodation, food and visa fees.

Interested students can fill up the online application form here before January 31, 2021.

Key details of the Summer Exchange Program are mentioned below. In case of any concerns, please write to us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk. 

Introduction:

The Sister2Sister Exchange Program plans to prepare young Pakistani women for future career opportunities in Pakistan or abroad by enabling their participation in U.S. universities summer undergraduate programs. Moreover, the program will work towards in developing mentorship programs and connecting young Pakistani women to academic and professional networks for educational and career advancement. The students will have an opportunity to explore additional career pathways by studying medicine, international affairs, gender studies and pharmacy along with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) topics at top U.S. universities.

Program duration:

12 days - 50 days

Financial coverage:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Travel cost to and from the United States
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation and food
  • Visa fees 

Eligibility criteria:

Female students applying for Sister2Sister Exchange Program must:

  • be a Pakistani citizen
  • be 18-24 years old on 1st June 2021
  • have completed at least 12 years of education
  • be currently enrolled in a college/university
  • be in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of Bachelors Program
  • have at least 70% overall marks in the previous 3 academic years
  • be committed to returning to their home universities following the completion of the program
  • have strong leadership qualities and potential in university and community activities
  • have interest in learning about the United States
  • have high level of academic achievement in grades and awards
  • be able to provide reference letters
  • be proficient in English
  • have not been to the United States 

Ineligibility criteria:

You are not eligible if you:

  • have a dual U.S./Pakistani nationality or U.S. permanent residence
  • have a parent, spouse or fiancé who is a U.S citizen or permanent U.S resident
  • are in final year of university
  • have been to the United States or participated in any United States Government (USG) Program 

University Point of Contact details:

Name: Shehreena Amin
Email: samin@iba.edu.pk
Contact: +92 300 2270104

Application deadline:

Last date to apply for Sister2Sister Exchange Program is January 31, 2021.

Official link:

http://www.sister2sister.pk