Summer Sister Exchange Program Guide
The U.S. Summer Sisters Summer Exchange Program provides an opportunity to the talented low to middle income female high school students to get an exposure and study various fields such as science, leadership, international affairs, among others subjects at U.S. universities.
The program started in summer 2016, when nineteen young Pakistani girls received summer exchange program scholarships to study at one of the leading U.S Institutions such as American University, Babson College, Barnard College, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, National Student Leadership Conference, Smith College, and Washington University. Since 2017, three new universities Brown University, Duke University and the University of Chicago are also added to the list.
Students go through a rigorous and transparent application process and students are selected based on merit from all over Pakistan.
Through the generous support of the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan and the academic partners, the Summer Sisters will develope leadership skills, gain confidence to invest in their future, and also served as cultural ambassadors in the United States. In addition, embassy will support the Summer Sisters by arranging internships, networking opportunities, and leadership training, after they return to Pakistan. Those students will also be provided networking opportunities through the Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) .
Applying to the U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program 2018 is very important if you want to visit the United States and learn new skills and exposure. However, there are some things to take into consideration when it comes to applying to the program and accessing it.
Only female students in the high school or college can apply
You need to be anywhere from 15 to 18 years of age before June 1st 2018
Brilliant academics, more than 70%.
You need to have great written and oral English skills
Only Pakistani nationals can apply
The family income can be moderate or low
You need to apply for and acquire a passport that’s valid for at least 1 year.
Your family needs to offer its agreement for traveling.
You have to complete an application.
Application process is very important; you need to apply in November 2017. This is the beginning of the process, and you have to make sure that you share the application according to the requirements.
To apply, complete an Application Form by giving responses to 5 questions and submit it to H-88, P.E.C.H.S. Block-6, Karachi by 20th November, 2017, along with the following documents.
NADRA Authorized Birth Certificate or B-Form
Mark sheets of last three years (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)