McDaniel developed a strategic partnership with Zimbabwe’s Africa University in September of 2010, which includes exchanges between students, faculty, administration and trustees. Christian Hall ’12 was our first student to spend a semester abroad there in the fall of 2011.
While there, he took graduate classes in Peace Leadership and Governance, and volunteered at an orphanage home over the weekends. Hall says he enjoyed learning from a different perspective and witnessing things first hand that he has only read in textbooks. He also made friends from all African, ensuring he always has a place to stay while traveling the continent.
Africa University opened in 1992 and currently enrolls more than 1,200 students representing 22 African nations seeking bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
For more information, visit: www.africau.edu.
Africa University administrators joined McDaniel College representatives to meet the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe during his recent visit to the university. From left are Dr. Victoria Iyabode Oyedele, Dr. Fanuel Tagwira, AU vice chancellor, Dr. Amy McNicols, McDaniel's Director of Global Initiatives; the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe David Bruce Wharton, McDaniel Trustee Barbara Shelton '70, Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross, Interim Dean of the Faculty at McDaniel; McDaniel Trustee Charlie Moore '71, and Dr. Mona Kerby, McDaniel Graduate Program Coordinator.