NUST’s signature Internship Programme for International Students (NIPIS ’21) concluded at the university’s main campus , drawing upon the aim to promote global diversity, mutual growth through cultural exchange and opportunities for all.
The program promises to deliver a sublime internship experience that not only advances the professional skills of participants from around the world but also reinforces their academic competence through its practical applications, and simultaneously gives them insights into the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Pakistan.
As many as 33 foreign interns – 28 as part of NIPIS, while 5 others from the Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) – partook in the program that entailed a 360° learning experience.
However, due to the current pandemic and travel restrictions thereof, a total of 14 interns could manage to physically attend the internship on campus, while the rest benefitted from the program through virtual means.
The countries these interns represented included Afghanistan, Egypt, Canada, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The internship comprised academic and recreational activities (including visits to tourist attractions and historical landmarks), arranged by NUST Placement Office in collaboration with AIESEC and all constituent schools.
Not only did the internship inspire the interns towards pursuing higher education at the university, but it also positively influenced their perception of Pakistan, which they dearly expressed in their remarks.