Ohio Wesleyan University has a long history of welcoming students from Pakistan, providing a friendly and safe environment, and helping prepare them for success and fulfillment in the world.

The Ohio Wesleyan campus includes students from around the world, including some 25 from Pakistan. They continue a long tradition of outstanding students from South Asia who have been welcomed to Ohio Wesleyan with open arms. In fact, one of the most recent OWU student-government presidents was from Pakistan. Karachi native and 2015 OWU graduate Ibrahim Saeed says, "I have never felt so welcomed in my life."

And Ohio Wesleyan's Pakistani graduates are enjoying success in fields from coShirin Tahir-Khelimputer science, to art, to international diplomacy.

Our noteworthy alumni include 1961 graduate Dr. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli. She came to OWU from Pakistan and has built a distinguished career in international relations, serving under three U.S. presidents. She became America's Muslim Ambassador in 1990 and has served as the U.S. Secretary of State's Senior Advisor for Women’s Empowerment and Senior Advisor on United Nations Reform. In 2011, Newsweek named her one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World."

Commitment from the Top

OWU President Rock Jones says: "In this global society, the free flow of students and scholars enhances democracy in this country and around the world. International students attending U.S. institutions and interacting daily in this culture gain a true understanding and appreciation of our democracy and our values. When they take that understanding home, we build a more peaceful world."