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Chatham University welcomes students from Global Understanding Exchange Program from Pakistan

PITTSBURGH (September 18, 2012) … Chatham University welcomes three new undergraduate international students on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD- Pakistan).

Building diverse groups of youth leaders from underserved populations across Pakistan, the Global UGRAD- Pakistan program teaches students about civic and economic changes in their communities, building stability through increased local capacity and cross-cultural understanding. The program provides leadership experiences and community engagements.

Students in the program stay for a semester exploring the United States culture and integrating into the community and on the campus. As exchange students, they develop a more well rounded understanding of U.S. values and culture. At the same time, these students serve as “ambassadors” for Pakistan, enriching the U.S. students’ learning experience on campus.

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Chatham University, founded in 1869, is located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham’s enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region.

Consisting of an undergraduate women’s college and graduate and online programs for both men and women, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, the health sciences, and business and entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, today.

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