• Jul 32014

    Coming to Colorado

    Away from home and away from those who had escorted the fellows of the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism exchange program in Washington, D.C., preparing us for any culture shock we might experience, that is how I began my three-week work placement in Denver.

    I have to admit that I felt a sense of disappointment when I learned where I would be working in the United States prior to my departure from Pakistan. I had been expecting to be placed somewhere like New York.

  • Jun 202014

    Being A Fellow

    It seemed to be an interesting possibility from the very beginning when I filed the application with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan. I applied at the last moment of course, as would be expected of me, running off to the general post office in Islamabad and depositing the envelope in person just 10 minutes before the office shut down. Then, I got an interview call. It all seemed surreal, as if it was not happening to me at all.

    The idea of going to the United States for the first time and to actually be able to work there for a broadcast media outlet would be no less than a dream for a workaholic like me. The U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism instantly became the highlight of my very happening and fast-developing life.