USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”


“How do you like Zimbabwe so far?” asked Lincoln Mtemeri, a rising junior at Arizona State University, when I arrived at Education Matters offices in Harare before we headed to Chengeta Lodge where the 2017 USAP Forum was held. In my disoriented state, following a 16-hour bus ride from Blantyre to Harare, I fumbled for … Continue reading USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”

USAP Forum 2017: Completing a Cycle


There is something fulfilling about complete cycles. Circles, spheres and ellipses are just satisfying. You could say they are mathematically smooth, or really just aesthetic. Cycles became something like an allegory two weeks ago when I realized that in coming back home to Zimbabwe, going through the ups and downs of trying to settle in, … Continue reading USAP Forum 2017: Completing a Cycle

USAP Forum: Rubbing Shoulders With Legends


It’s not enough to get straight A’s in high school, write SATs and college essays, jet off to America and never look back. At some point in time, that’s all the USAP program looked like to me; a get-away ticket. I’d spent hours pouring over the USAPGLOBAL website as I searched for American colleges to … Continue reading USAP Forum: Rubbing Shoulders With Legends

Coming Home: The Perpetual Itch To Make An Impact… And How To Scratch It


The 2017 USAP Forum was a turning point for me. I resolved to revisit the promise I made to myself almost a decade ago as I boarded British Airways from Zimbabwe to the U.S. via London, in pursuit of the college experience. I promised to always strive to make a difference and contribute to the … Continue reading Coming Home: The Perpetual Itch To Make An Impact… And How To Scratch It