Embassy welcomes Afghan Fulbright students

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October 18, 2014

Minister Counselor Nab welcomed a group of over 80 Afghan Fulbright students at the Embassy on Saturday.

The students are among some of Afghanistan's brightest minds and have chosen to pursue their education in the United States through the help of the Fulbright program. The students come from various regions in Afghanistan and are studying at universities across the United States.

The United States reestablished the Fulbright Program with Afghanistan in 2003 after being suspended in 1979. The Afghanistan Fulbright Program offers master’s and PhD degree programs in the United States. The goal of the program is to increase the Afghan students’ academic, professional, and leadership skills to prepare them to contribute to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and strengthen ties between Afghanistan and the United States. Over 450 Afghans have participated in the program since 2003.

In his remarks, Minister Counselor Nab told the students that the Embassy is their home away from home and will provide them with any assistance it is able to as they pursue their education. He continued to state that the Fulbright program represents a singular opportunity for Afghan students to learn the skills that they will need to help create a better Afghanistan upon their return and wished them success in their endeavors.