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News Source: University of Houston-Victoria, March 9, 2017

A Happy Exchange Student

When Muhammad Bilal found out there was an opportunity for him to spend a semester studying in the U.S., he jumped at the chance.

“I want to be an entrepreneur, and that is a popular choice in the U.S.,” Bilal said. “The American economy leads the world, and I want to learn how it works and how to be a risk taker like the successful business leaders here. In developing countries, there are those who discourage people from doing new things, but that is not the case here.”

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Bilal, a student at Lahore University of Management Services in Lahore, Pakistan, came to UHV as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. Global UGRAD-Pakistan uses U.S.-based training and practical experience in leadership positions, community engagement and professional fields to help undergraduate students gain the skills needed to implement long-term civic and economic changes in their communities.

A Rewarding Journey

“This is my first time in the U.S., and I want to challenge and change the mental image that many Americans have about my country,” Bilal said.  “Pakistan is much more than the typical Hollywood image of terrorism and danger. We have a rich culture, and our country is developing in exciting ways.”

For the full story, please click HERE.   You may also contact Ms. Ludmi Herath, UHV International Programs director, at 361-570-4109 for further details.

Please visit the website of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for info on the exchange programs for non-U.S. citizens.

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