A gift to the African Studies Program is an investment in the academic and research work of the student and faculty in the program.
Your support will provide for the greatest need within the African Studies Program and allow the program director to be agile in responding to immediate needs, developing innovative programming, and investing in its students and faculty.
Your gift will ensure that students have access to and can take advantage of research and internship opportunities afforded to them while at Ohio University. Angelah Bor is one such student. She's pursuing an MA in African Studies. (Angelah is a native of Kenya. She earned her bachelor’s in mass communication-Public Relation from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. Her research includes Media and Development Communication and Sports for Development.)
Angelah shared, "I really enjoyed working as Program Lead for both Aerospace and Aviation Academy, as well as Game and Technology Academy at Envision by WorldStrides. The internship exposed me to a different working environment from what I was used to back at home in Kenya. I was able to use my experience and expertise and gain new skills in leadership, communication, crisis management, event organization, management of teams, organizational skills, and stakeholder management."
She aded, "I also learnt how companies were affected by COVID 19 and how Envision is adapting to the new ways of things in carrying out its operations - offering summer programs for Middle School, Elementary School, and High School scholars. I met many cool people like Dr. Leroy Chao, an Astronaut with NASA!"
African Studies student Angelah Bor with NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chao at Hyatt Regency, Houston, during a speaker session with the Aerospace and Aviation Academy Program
A gift today, of any amount, to Ohio University's African Studies Program is an investment in its future. Thank you!
Judith Offeibea Offei, MA African Studies Says Thanks For Her Transformative Experience
Getting a Graduate Assistantship from African Studies did not only empower my academic and career goals by removing the financial saddle off my back, but also gave me a lot of time, dedicated to working on academic research and projects to gain requisite knowledge as an individual. To top it all, I had my best first summer in the US after getting funding from the program. This gave me the opportunity to purchase books from relevant sources for my research, collect information from primary sources and archival materials in various parts of Africa as well all other expenses incurred. This has indeed been a life-changing experience.
Freeman Enem, MA African Studies '21 Says Thanks
First, I wish to thank the African Studies department for their amazing support during my program. I accepted my admission to the department mainly because of its prestigious recognition as well as the graduate assistantship offered to me. Being an international student from Nigeria, the funding of my studies made a massive change toward my graduate life at Ohio University.
Second, I had the opportunity not worry about any financial issues and I worked with most amazing individuals during my time at Ohio University. My assistantship gave me provision to focus on my classes, which helped me maintain good academic status and for this reason, I gained PhD admission into a fully funded program to several universities.
Third, the graduate assistantship gave me room to work with several students and participate in various activities of African studies such as Alumni reunion, global engagement award and many more. The program director, assistant director and faculty members were instrumental towards my success at AFS program and I will always look back to thank them all for the opportunity. Thank you African Studies, I will forever appreciate the opportunity I received and forever a Bobcat!