Sisiter2Sister Exchange Program-
Wardah Shakil, a senior at Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences got selected for the highly competitive and prestigious US Sister2sister Exchange Program 2021. After a rigorous selection procedure, she was among the top 15 candidates from out of 10,000 applicants to have received the fully funded scholarship sponsored by the US Embassy Pakistan. She was placed at the esteemed University of California, Davis where she studied two courses; “Becoming a Global Professional: How to Prepare for Careers in an Interdependent World” and “Empirical Research Methods” as a part of UC Davis STEM Strategies and Global Affairs program.
Wardah not only scored outstanding grades in both of her courses but also managed to write an extensive term paper on the topic of “Disclosure of Domestic Violence Victimization” that is due to be published in UC Davis’s journal. She was also engaged in cultural immersion where she represented the Pakistani traditions, talking to her peers and professors about the Pakistani ways of life while also learning about the American culture and social diversity that her campus had to offer. She was also selected to narrate her experience of the program to the officials from the American University, US Embassy and other host organizations on behalf of the entire 2021 Cohort. Wardah hopes to have a multi-dimensional and holistic learning experience when she travels to USA in the summers of 2022 as a part of this exchange program, which has already been a life changing opportunity for her.