Title: We are the Future. We are Fulbright Pakistan
Description: Fulbright Pakistan Students tell us why the Fulbright Program is helping us build a Global Village. More info: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/pakistan
I'm here in D.C. for a workshop arranged by Fulbright.
Which is partly a reentry seminar for us.
That means that it's for students
who are returning back to their home countries.
And then it's partly also a workshop on social entrepreneurship.
So this workshop is kind of like an introduction
and then also a way to inspire you
and motivate you to do something once you go back.
The re-entry workshop in D.C.
I had the opportunity
to go to the Capital Bikeshare program
and that was an interesting concept because
I am studying in Boston, Massachusetts
I know there they have a system called Hubway
where you can rent out a bike
and use it to move around the city.
It's a fascinating concept.
None of this exists back home.
I'm doing a degree which is based in a
very academic setting.
It's in sociology.
And by going to this Department [Department of Transportation]
and interacting with public officials
you actually get a much better sense of
how complicated that whole process is
and what are all t he different dimensions
and different kind of actors
that are involved in putting something together.
And I believe that programs like this allow
not only the educational linkages that are required,
because the whole world is a global village.
We are so close to each other,
we are doing the same things, you know?
So why should we do things again and again?
We can help each other.
We are partners. We are friends.
There is a lot we can learn from each other
and there is a lot happening here in the U.S.
That probably could be taken back to Pakistan
and then maybe replicated in some way or the other.
And I believe that programs like the Fulbright program,
it is of course the largest,
and I hope it will remain to be.
The Pakistani Fulbright Program I hope it remains
and continues to grow.
The history of the American nation and the Pakistani nation,
we are very closely related.
From the day Pakistan was created,
there has been interaction,
there has been a lot of diplomatic exchanges.
This is the best way to help us become closer to each other
We are the future. We are Fulbright.