Giving International Students a Home Away From Home

Written by on December 3, 2022

Before Dagem Teferra stepped on Howard University’s campus for the first time, the senior environmental science major had so many questions about living in the United States, he was uncertain about whether to board a 13-hour flight from his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. But then he received an e-mail from a mentor assigned to him by International Pals (IPals), a student organization at Howard that was founded in 1986.

That communication helped Teferra and his family become more comfortable with the idea of him pursuing his studies overseas, says Teferra who is now . . .

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