These Young African Visionaries Made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Forbes Magazine just released its 30 Under 30 List 2018, and some of our favorite young African talents made the cut.

The list, which the magazine calls an “annual encyclopedia of creative disruption,” features young folks making waves in a number of industries, including tech, commerce, media, art, food, policy, entertainment and more. Continue reading

200 Universities Just Launched 600 Free Online Courses. Here’s the Full List

img_1660-1If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. In the past three months alone, over 200 universities have announced 600 such free online courses.

Here is the compiled list of them and categorized according to the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art & Design, and finally Science. If you have trouble figuring out how to sign up for Coursera courses for free, don’t worry — here’s an article on how to do that, too. Many of these are completely self-paced, so you can start taking them at your convenience. Learn more

Viral Photo of South Sudanese Student in the U.S. Lands her Major Modelling Deal

unnamedA 19-year-old South Sudanese student in the United States has signed a major modelling contract after her photo at a homecoming event went viral. Anok Yai who is a sophomore at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire was dragged by a friend to Howard University’s homecoming celebrations in Washington, D.C. where a photographer snapped a photo of her. This photo was posted by the photographer on his Instagram account and Anok Yai instantly became a hotcake with an overflow of comments, growth in followers and several calls from modelling agencies. Learn more

EducationUSA Interactive: College & University Admissions Explained


Want to go to a U.S. college or university, but don’t know where to start? Join EducationUSA for an interactive webchat on “College and University Admission Explained.” Experts on U.S. higher education, international students and U.S. Department of State will discuss how the admission process works and answers your questions! Learn how you can stay on track and improve your chances of getting into a school that’s a great fit for you!

Learn about:

·         Admission Timelines

·         Financial Aid and Scholarship packages

·         How your application is evaluated

·         How decisions are communicated to applicants

This online discussion is free and open to the public. The program will include a moderated conversation with questions submitted live from the online audience and is also part of our observance of International Education Week.

Contact your nearest EducationUSA Advising Center to see if you can join a group watch party or join from your home computer or mobile device by going to the EducationUSA Facebook page on the day and time of the event: MORE – CLICK HERE




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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

DM1jhw2XcAA_vN3The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Over the past four years, the program has funded 274 Fellowships at 102 African universities. The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council. MORE