President Trump’s administration has decided to add six countries to the U.S. Restricted Travel List. The new travel ban includes 4 African Countries – Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, and Tanzania. Other African countries included are all in East Africa and include Eritrea, Sudan, and Tanzania.

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) brings together African secondary school students between the ages of 15–18 for a tuition-free, intensive academic and leadership program that lasts eight-days per session. In 2019 the program will be held in three countries—Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe—between late July and end of August.

Looking for the top colleges in America? You are not alone! Many people are interested in knowing which are considered the best of the best, and they may even be interested in getting their application in. Even with acceptance rates of 7 percent, like at Harvard University, it never hurts to throw your hat in the ring and see if you are one of the chosen ones.

Beginning in Fall 2019, participating colleges and universities will each offer two annual, renewable scholarships that cover a minimum of 50% tuition to selected international undergraduates dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. Applicants will answer a short essay question or present a multimedia project about their ideas for advancing intercultural learning and understanding on their future campuses. 

The application period for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is now open.   The fellowship commonly referred to as Young African Leadership Institute Fellows is funded by the United States Government through their State Department and was initiated under former President Barack Obama and continued under current President Donald Trump.

The application will close on October 10, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.  Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your application. Prepare early and take the time to thoughtfully compose your answers before you fill out and submit your application.

The department has put together a publication with advice from former Fellows on successfully navigating the application process.  It can be accessed at The Fellowship Application Insider

Here’s a tip that can reduce the cost of your first two years in a U.S. college by up to 90%.: consider a community college. Many U. S. students save thousands of dollars in tuition by attending community colleges for their first two years and then transferring to a four-year school to finish their bachelor’s degree. Every year, more African students follow their lead. It’s easier to get into a community college than a four-year school, and they often have stronger English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.