U.S. support puts Zim girls through the hoops

Harare, August 27, 2018: A three-day basketball camp for under 17 girls ended on Sunday at the Harare International School in Mount Pleasant. The ‘Lead Camp 2018’ exposed the 40 youthful female participants, selected from Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces through a rigorous process, to basketball and life skills under the tutelage of top basketball coaches from ...
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Thirty-six Zim youth leaders participate in 2018 Washington Fellowship program

Harare, June 29 2018– Thirty six Zimbabwean youth leaders that left for the United States mid-June to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program have settled in and are engaging their American and African counterparts in a search for solutions to current challenges in governance and business sector. “It has been smooth sailing since arriving ...
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U.S. Colleges host over 1300 Zimbabwean Students

  Harare, November 29, 2017– According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released mid- November by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the number of Zimbabwean students in the United States increased by 2.7 percent over the ...
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

Imagine six weeks at a U.S. university where you can sharpen your skills in public management, civic leadership or business; get advice from experts in the U.S. public, private and nonprofit sectors; and build a network of Africans and Americans to support your professional development. (State Dept.) That is what the Mandela Washington Fellowship is ...
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U.S. education prepares Zim student for venture into Africa’s energy spectrum

Harare, August 25, 2017: Zimbabwean student Ngoni Mugwisi (24) says he is ready to embark on his doctoral studies that will set him on a path to influence the energy spectrum in Africa. “Five years from now I will probably have earned my PhD in electrical engineering from Oxford University,” said Ngoni, a graduate of ...
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Financial assistance inquiries dominate Colleges Fair

Harare, July 26th, 2017: Inquiries about financial assistance for college education in the United States dominated the recent American Colleges and Universities Fair held at Prince Edward School last Saturday, college representatives said. EducationUSA Harare hosted the colleges and universities fair at Prince Edward School on July 22nd to enable high school students and parents ...
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U.S. destination of choice for education, sports- NBA star

Harare, June 29, 2017: That parents in most of Africa do not place importance in their children pursuing a career in sports is a reality that confronts most students when making choices for their future. With their emphasis on education, parents often cite the stability and security associated with careers in education, medicine, banking and ...
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U.S. scholarship fulfills Zim student’s search for innovative solutions

Harare, June 21, 2017: Eagerness to learn and find innovative solutions to common challenges has landed a young Tanaka Chingonzo a scholarship to study at the United States’ College of Wooster in Ohio. He travels for the four year study this August, hardly his first trip to the United States in search of knowledge. “I ...
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U.S. to welcome 60 young Zimbabweans for Mandela Washington Fellowship

Harare, June 6, 2017: Sixty young Zimbabweans have been selected to participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The young leaders, selected from a pool of over 2,600 applicants from Zimbabwe alone, will join 940 others from across the continent. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. hosted the departing contingent on ...
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Upcoming YALI EXPO a symbol of determination by Zim youth leaders

By David McGuire Harare, May 23, 2017: The U.S. Embassy sends its heartfelt congratulations to the Zimbabwean YALI Mandela Washington Fellows for its upcoming “YALIExpo” running under the theme “Harness the Hustle.” The event will take place at the Meikles Hotel Rooftop on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The free expo will ...
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American university choir concludes Zim tour

Harare, May 31, 2017: A United States based college musical ensemble, Gonzaga University Chamber Chorus, concluded a two week visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe on Tuesday. The 28 member ensemble comprised of students studying in various academic and professional fields held seminars and workshops with high schools, colleges and prominent choral groups in the two ...
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U.S. Welcomes Zimbabwean Students

By Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. Harare, May 5 2017- I want to congratulate all students in Zimbabwe who have received offers of admission from one or more of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields ...
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Perseverance earns Rusape boy U.S. scholarship

Harare, April 13, 2017– Shingirai Guchu (21) is headed to Lebanon Valley College in the United States after securing the Almond Tree Scholarship. News of the result of the highly competitive award was announced to him through the EducationUSA Advising Center last Thursday. “That was the most shocking and surprising moment of my entire life ...
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‘U.S. higher education matches my ambition’

Harare, April 6 2017:  Harare, April 5 2017:  Dumisile Mphamba (19) says the United States has an education system to match her ambition after three top American universities said they are prepared to admit her on full scholarship. “I want to study medicine but I have interests in biology, French; theatre; music; women’s studies; African studies ...
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U.S. College graduates share tips

On March 25, 2017 EducationUSA hosted a graduate information session for Zimbabwean professionals interested in higher education opportunities in the U.S.  Thirty-three participants, from different academic and professional backgrounds attended the session, which was facilitated by a panel of American and Zimbabweans who graduated from U.S. universities. The highly interactive session covered topics around identifying ...
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Access & PAYLIP alumnus earns U.S. scholarship

Harare, December 13 2016: Brian Sibanda, an alumnus of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program (Access) and Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), has been accepted at Pomona College in Claremont, California in the United States on a full scholarship. Brian was enrolled in the two year English Access program managed by Hope for a Child ...
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Rhodes Scholarship boost for USAP alum

Harare, November 28 2016: The Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship selection committee announced today that two alumni of the United States Achievers Program (USAP) - Ngoni Mugwisi and Lilian Dube- are winners of the 2017 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarships. Each year two Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholars are selected on the basis of their intellect, character, leadership and commitment to ...
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United States colleges receive more Zimbabwean students

Harare, November 15, 2016 – The number of Zimbabwean students studying in the United States increased by 4 per cent to 1,295 students in the 2015-16 academic year, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The figure means that Zimbabwe remains the 6th leading country of origin of students from sub ...
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U.S. provides $7 million in scholarships to Zimbabwean students

Harare, August 1, 2016:  United States colleges and universities are providing $7 million in scholarships to deserving Zimbabwean students this year, United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. revealed on Saturday. “This year we are very pleased that $7 million in scholarships were awarded to Zimbabwean students to study in the United States and we hope ...
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Caveat Emptor

The ancient Romans coined a Latin phrase caveat emptor which roughly translates as, “Let the buyer beware,” warning the public to research their options before buying on the open market.  Zimbabweans would do well to heed this advice when exploring higher education options for themselves and their children. The advent of dollarization in Zimbabwe two ...
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From Refugee to Political Activist

Name: Bernard R. Londoni School: Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida Rank: Sophomore In 2001, Bernard came to Harare, Zimbabwe with his family in order to escape the war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He hasn’t looked back since. Candidly, Bernard recounts how it felt to leave his home country at such a young ...
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