Profiles from Africa

Yvonne Byanjeru

Yvonne Byanjeru

Major: Accounting

Country: Uganda

"I love UE because it has shaped me into the adult that I am today. Through my internship experiences, my involvement in school activities, and my study abroad adventures, my attitude on life is one of a more exposed, informed, and driven individual." Learn more...

Yvonne Byanjeru

Yvonne Byanjeru

Major: Accounting

Country: Uganda

There is just so much to say about my UE experience. My accounting and business professors have been awesome! They have a way of making you love material that would otherwise be seen as complicated. By structuring their lesson plans in accordance to real life accounting experiences, students are motivated to excel not only in their core courses but also in their electives. These professors who, just like students, have their own busy agendas, will stop whatever they are doing to listen and help you with school work as well as to advise you on whatever career inquiries you may have.

With the abundance of extracurricular activities that the University offers, a home away from home is created for you. During my time at the University, I have joined the International Student Club, Black Student Union, and I am also proud to say I was part of the founding the African Students Association and served as the club's first treasurer. I also participated in basketball intramural sports, which was always a relaxing end to a class-filled day.

I love UE because it has shaped me into the adult that I am today. Through my internship experiences, my involvement in school activities, and my study abroad adventures, my attitude on life is one of a more exposed, informed, and driven individual.

My four years at UE have been life changing, and I would honestly do it all over again.

Eugene Hoffman

Eugene Hoffman

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Ghana

"Above all things, individual attention given to students is abundant."Learn more...

Eugene Hoffman

Eugene Hoffman

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Ghana

As a sophomore mechanical engineering major, I have had the awesome opportunity to experience the University of Evansville for a whole year. In a few words, I can only describe this experience as fantastic and out of this world. Above all things, individual attention given to students is abundant. At the same time, opportunities available specifically for engineering students to partake in projects of their liking are vast.

Being at the University of Evansville has put me ahead of my mates anywhere else in the world. I have received world class lectures from great professors that pay particular attention to individual needs of students, ensuring the success of each and every single one of them. As engineering major, I have been in certain situations that required me to seek constant aid from my professors. To my surprise my professors were always there and willing to answer my questions no matter how many times I had come to them before. Also, with a really lively and welcoming campus like this one, anyone is sure to feel at home and comfortable enough to study.

I can boldly say that with UE as a stepping stone, your success in this world is assured.

Tendo Nalyaali

Tendo Nalyaali

Major: Nursing

Country: Uganda

"I could endlessly write about how amazing my university experience here has been but, in summary, I honestly would not trade my experience here for the world." Learn more...

Tendo Nalyaali

Tendo Nalyaali

Major: Nursing

Country: Uganda

Attending the University of Evansville has been an amazing experience for me. When I had just joined, it took me sometime to completely adjust, but once I did, my life started to change in ways I never would have imagined. UE has provided countless opportunities for me to grow physically, socially and mentally and I have made sure to seize all opportunities to the best of my knowledge.

My education has been great; I have learned a whole lot in so little time. I changed my major from finance and management to nursing last fall. I knew I wanted to change but I was not sure if it was the right thing to do but I finally took the risk and changed anyway. I loved business but I love nursing a lot more. I love nursing because it is more interpersonal and practical, especially since I have a thirst for helping people and making their lives better. The content and faculty are really great. The faculty ensures that everyone has a holistically abundant experience. There's no doubt that you will get beyond your money's worth from the program. The extra-curricular activities are plentiful and very beneficial. I have served on more than one executive board and I am currently a member of about five organizations. One of my favorite things about my experience here is that the people in Evansville both on and off campus are amazing. They are warm, very welcoming and resourceful. I believe that anyone can succeed here; all it takes is determination and pro-activeness. Know what you want, and make sure you get exactly that.

I could endlessly write about how amazing my university experience here has been but in summary, I honestly would not trade my experience here for the world.

Chris Kipkoech

Chris Kipkoech

Major: Nursing

Country: Kenya

"UE is a stepping stone to success; seize the opportunity when it knocks on your door." Learn more...

Chris Kipkoech

Chris Kipkoech

Major: Nursing

Country: Kenya

Making college plans can be cumbersome at times, and sometimes people tend to get mild anxiety when they are in a new environment. The University of Evansville has been home to me for the past three years. I have had a lot of incredible experiences both on and off campus. I am a nursing major and what I like most about the nursing program at UE is that the faculty is dedicated and focused on the success of every student. The classes are small and instructors know students by their names, this really help to promote one on one attention to each student. Through nursing, I work at a local hospital as a student nurse and my experience at the hospital has affected my life positively. I am more conscious of things around me; my knowledge towards healthcare has grown so much. Additionally, the student nurse position has enabled me to apply skills gained in the classroom to real life situations. I also like the fact that students from all majors have an opportunity to study for a semester at Harlaxton College. There are a ton of things to do on campus since the University of Evansville has over 120 student organizations and therefore you can enjoy your time on campus. UE is a stepping stone to success; seize the opportunity when it knocks on your door.

Angellina Kyazike

Angellina Kyazike

Major: Electrical Engineering

Country: Uganda

"The professors were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I succeeded in all my classwork and projects." Learn more...

Angellina Kyazike

Angellina Kyazike

Major: Electrical Engineering

Country: Uganda

UE has fulfilled all my college expectations and more, both academically and socially. It is a small and diverse campus, with a large population of international students. The classes are also small and the professor to student ratio is favorable. As an electrical engineering major and an international student, I needed extra help and guidance from my professors; I got all that and more. The professors were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I succeeded in all my classwork and projects. They always give student the highest priority despite their busy schedules.

With the help of the office of Cultural Engagement and International Services (CEIS), I felt very welcome within the first week of school. During my four years at UE, I joined various clubs, like the International student club and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to name a few, that have positively enhanced my stay at the University of Evansville.

The University of Evansville's quality education and social programs, have aided me in becoming a professional that will thrive with the present competitive job market.

Dahlia Matouba

Dahlia Matouba

Major: Biochemistry

Country: Republic of the Congo

"Being a college student is a big step for everyone because it requires you to grow up and be more responsible... and I really enjoy being part of UE so far." Learn more...

Dahlia Matouba

Dahlia Matouba

Major: Biochemistry

Country: Republic of the Congo

Being a college student is a big step for everyone because it requires you to grow up and be more responsible. Additionally, it can be a little scary when you have to leave your country and experience a totally different culture.

I am majoring in biochemistry, and I really enjoy being part of UE so far. From the beginning, I was pleasantly surprised by the involvement of the professors inside and outside the classroom. They are always willing to help and give advice, so students can improve their skills. The classes are challenging and small, which allows everyone to express themselves during class. Moreover, being far from home has helped me rely more on myself. Thus, I am looking forward to learning more over the next three years.

Efoise Eigbobo

Efoise Eigbobo

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Nigeria

"When I was applying to the University of Evansville, I never thought that I would have the opportunity to work on so many projects and do research so early into my studies." Learn more...

Efoise Eigbobo

Efoise Eigbobo

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Nigeria

As a mechanical engineering major at the University of Evansville, I believe that UE has a good atmosphere for engineering majors, based partially on a quiet, calm environment. The professors are always willing to help in the classrooms, during office hours and even sometimes during breaks. This makes studying engineering a lot easier and fun.

When I was applying to the University of Evansville, I never thought that I would have the opportunity to work on so many projects and do research so early into my studies. At larger universities, it would take a lot of effort to be included in a senior-led design team, some universities will not even allow underclassmen, but here at UE, anyone of us can join a team and help design, fabricate and build senior projects, like cars, wind turbines, rockets and many more. I am currently on the Baja Car Team and it has been a blast so far! I have been learning a lot of things about cars and how to design and build a car.

I love the engineering schedule and syllabus because construction of different devices started as early as the first semester when we were told to design a tennis ball launcher. The competition was exciting and made me realize that I was on the right path to a bright future.

Ibhade Eigbobo

Udunma Ikoro

Major: Biology (Pre-Med)

Country: Nigeria

"The University of Evansville has taught me a lot of things not only in the academic sphere, but also in the social sphere, which I am very grateful for... I can proudly say that UE is my home away from home!" Learn more...

Ibhade Eigbobo

Udunma Ikoro

Major: Biology (Pre-Med)

Country: Nigeria

To be honest, I never dreamt about coming to the University of Evansville when I was applying for colleges in the United States. To make it worse I arrived late and missed orientation. I thought I wouldn’t survive. After spending one year here, I feel like I can call UE my third home because of all the good people I have met.

Being an international student majoring in biology (pre-med), I can say that the University of Evansville has exceeded my expectations. In the biology program, the professors try their best to make sure their students understand the concepts discussed in class. The biology department even makes sure that each student is provided with their own advisor and student mentor. I can tell you that my student mentor is the best! I now feel confident in my path to medical school, because of all the great help that I have received. This semester I look forward to beginning my new work-study position in the biology department and I know it will be a great experience.

The University of Evansville has so many options for extracurricular activities and through some of them I have learned a lot. Currently, I am involved with biology club and international club. Last summer I was able to volunteer with Dr. Edwards’s biology research project, and I learned a lot from the experience, especially in the extraction of DNA and the use of laboratory instruments. Beside lab work, I also assist in maintaining the freshwater and saltwater fish tanks in the biology department.

The University of Evansville has taught me a lot of things not only in the academic sphere, but also in the social sphere, which I am very grateful for. Since arriving I have made new friends, improved my English skills, volunteered in numerous activities, and so much more. I can proudly say that UE is my home away from home!

Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy

Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy

Major: Finance

Country: Republic of the Congo

"UE has made it easy for me to adapt to life in the US and at college by offering me the possibility to interact with people from all over the world." Learn more...

Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy

Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy

Major: Finance

Country: Republic of the Congo

As a young adult and an international student, the stress of college has put much pressure on me. Looking back, I realize no matter how well my background has prepared me for this life, there was only one way for me to learn about it: experience. And when it comes to experience, the University of Evansville has brought me more than I expected. Indeed, I could not dream of a better academic college to study at. Its small campus offers you the opportunity to better interact, one to one, with your teachers and to socialize easily. Also, it offers academic based scholarships. In addition, it offers an honors program that helps you stretch your knowledge beyond the class walls. Although UE strongly projects an image of a strict academic college, there are still plenty of activities and parties to encourage people to get away from their books and enjoy the college experience. Yet, what amazed me about this school is its diversity among students and its study abroad program. As an international student, I may say with confidence that UE has made it easy for me to adapt to life in the US and at college by offering me the possibility to interact with people from all over the world, from having a host family to participating in different sorts of events on campus.

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