Graduating with an IT master’s degree as an international student is not without its challenges. The pursuit of higher education in a foreign country requires students to navigate through cultural, linguistic, and academic differences. International students face additional hurdles such as adjusting to a new educational system, overcoming language barriers, and acclimating to a different work culture.
However, with unwavering dedication, resilience, and a strong commitment to their academic goals, students in The KENYA Airlift Program are able to overcome these obstacles. Their determination to succeed, coupled with support from faculty, mentors, and peers, allows them to excel in their IT studies and emerge as accomplished graduates.
Their graduation is therefore a significant milestone that embodies their academic journey, personal growth, and future potential. It serves as the culmination of years of dedication, perseverance, and cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the conferral of a degree, graduation symbolizes a pivotal moment that unlocks new opportunities and paves the way for a rewarding professional and personal life.
The KENYA Airlift Program firmly believes in celebrating the accomplishments of their students and providing them with memorable experiences. Recently, the program organized a truly extraordinary graduation dinner celebration for their beneficiaries, a night filled with joy, pride, and heartfelt appreciation.
This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program
The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.
The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.
The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.
The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.
This award-winning program is trying to fix three major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:
- Acquiring funding for relocation, tuition and living expenses.
- Finding well-paying jobs after graduation
- Acquiring permanent residency in America after graduation
The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.
Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.
The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.
The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:
- The University of Alabama in Huntsville
- Grand valley State University
- South Dakota State University
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Missouri State University
If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at www.kenyaairliftprogram.com
For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.
Kenyan Students in Alabama Celebrate Graduation Dinner
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