USAP Perspective – Fitting in New Shoes


The world has developed an addiction to social media. There is a constant need to check the notifications panel, check your likes and be responding to a text every two minutes. My fellow Zimbabwean friends and family are helping out to credit the first two sentences, ever online or updating their status on Whatsapp. Family … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Fitting in New Shoes

USAP Perspective – Welcome to Ghana


Banner Photo Credit: Ashesi University – www.ashesi.edu.gh Stepping out of the plane, I was met by a gush of the warm humid Ghana air. My first reaction was, “I’m not going to survive this heat.” We were met by some of the Ashesi continuing students with enthusiastic hugs and cold bottles of water and they … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Welcome to Ghana

USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018


I auditioned for an acapella group on campus last week (I know, you can gasp out loud). If you’ve lived with me for an extended period of time, you might know that I like to sing, but I would have never dreamt of doing it in front of a group of amazing people sitting behind … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018

USAP Perspectives: Check In – Spring 2018


I haven’t written in a while. Here’s why. February Black History Month. The Wellesley African Student’s Association (WASA) held Africa Week during February.  For the first time since I had set foot in the United States, I was excited to be involved with the activities they planned. I found my niche with WASA. I got … Continue reading USAP Perspectives: Check In – Spring 2018

USAP Perspectives: The Trivial First Step That Shapes The Future


A significant transition surely takes long to be fully executed,but the decision to stay captive to the desire for positive change is made in the flicker of a single heartbeat. It only takes that trivial first step from one mind state to another to ignite the whole person to move towards positive change. My coming … Continue reading USAP Perspectives: The Trivial First Step That Shapes The Future

USAP Perspective: Check In – Jan 2018


It’s the weekend before our first day of the spring semester. How do I feel? Well, mixed feelings mostly. On one hand, I cannot wait to see my friends and roommates again, to experience that buzz that college has when its students are on campus. On the other hand, and I know it’s selfish of … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Jan 2018

USAP Perspective: Check In – December 2017


My host’s living room. It is three days after my first white Christmas. The snow just won’t melt because of the below freezing conditions we have been experiencing for a few days after the snow fell. The sun trickles in through the windows which makes me smile. It is so sunny yet so cold. I … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – December 2017

USAP Perspective: Surround Yourself With People Who Are Good For You


My first semester at Penn has been enriched with wonderful experiences that I have been blessed to enjoy. I am grateful for having gone through this first semester and made it out alive! There are tonnes of things that I have learned but the lesson that comes close to my heart is:  Surround yourself with people … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Surround Yourself With People Who Are Good For You