Tag: African Students in America

College Board adds African diaspora as AP Seminar theme

By Shawna De La Rosa | Education Dive

Educators also hope including the African diaspora in curriculum will attract more diversity to AP classes, which are taken by mostly white students. Curriculum developers worked with researchers at the African diaspora Consortium to create the content in line with the learning objectives of the AP Capstone Program.

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Trump Student Visa Plan Will Hurt Africa — and the U.S.

By Judd Devermont and Aubrey Hruby | Bloomberg

Against a backdrop of rising tensions with the Soviets in 1959, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech in New York that presented a new strategic approach toward African nations and U.S. global leadership in a world defined by great-power competition.

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Trump student visa rule | Department of Homeland Security pushes F1 changes for US colleges

By LINDSAY SCHNELL | USA TODAY

Leon Lewis-Nicol can still hear the gunshots. If he closes his eyes, he can picture the burning buildings.  As a child in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a nation in West Africa devastated by civil war, Lewis-Nicol often imagined a better, safer life. His family fled the fighting, then returned to Sierra Leone, before ultimately moving to Ghana, some 900 miles away, when he was 15. But friends who traveled around the world used to speak of an even safer place, with clean streets and unlimited opportunities: the United States.

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US mulls two-year limit for many African student visas

By BBC News

Proposed new US immigration measures could leave many African students in the country having to reapply for visas in the middle of their degree courses. A plan issued by the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), that is now up for discussion, outlines changes to student visas that have previously been issued for the duration of a course.

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The struggles of an immigrant student trying to fit in American Culture

By Elaisa Acosta Meneses | The City College Times

The first time she walked the streets of New York City, she asked someone for directions and he said, without even slowing down his pace, “New Yorkers are fast. If you collide with them, you’ll pass out,” Unathi Zibi said, describing her first encounter with American culture at her arrival in the U.S. in 2015.

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Mima Fondong | Meet the daughter of trending Dr Stella Immanuel

By Henry Oduah  | QED

Arguably the most popular doctor at the moment, Dr Stella Immanuel is receiving a lot of attention following a viral video of her advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus.

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Starting in September, you can get a minor in Africana Studies at Brock – ThoroldNews.com

By: ThoroldNews Staff

Brock University students will have the opportunity to pursue a Minor in Africana Studies in addition to their degrees starting this September. The university says the program will bring a new and broad perspective in understanding the challenges faced by people of African descent.

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49 Ghanaian students on their way to study in elite USA universities

By Cedric Kekeli | GhanaWeb

Every year, in the month of March, American colleges release their much-anticipated admission decisions to millions of eager college-bound students from all over the world. This year 49 Ghanaians were admitted into elite universities in the USA on scholarships. Some of these schools include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Caltech, Cornell, Williams, Dartmouth, and others.

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Sharon Njeri Wambu |Kenyan-American teen accepted into 11 top US universities

By Hilary Kimuyu | NAIROBI NEWS

A Kenyan-American teenager has been accepted into 11 prestigious universities in the US after she completed high school. Sharon Njeri Wambu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Kenya, received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt.

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Ghanaian entrepreneur and Nigerian win MBA scholarship from Boston University

The Questroom School of Business at the prestigious Boston University, USA, has announced the winners of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship application for 2020-2021 academic year. The 100% tuition scholarship opportunity which is sponsored by Boston University was open to all Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. Two outstanding applicants were awarded; Miss Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi from Ghana and Mr Olusegun Awobajo from Nigeria.

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