Competence and Commitment Fuel Success in Higher Education Abroad


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Competence and Commitment Fuel Success in Higher Education Abroad
Competence and Commitment Fuel Success in Higher Education Abroad

Success in higher education abroad is driven by competence and commitment, and Dr. Prashanth a renowned professor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania provides valuable insights on how to harness these qualities. Beyond regular coursework, he encourages students to go the extra mile by acquiring additional skills that set them apart, such as diversifying their skill set through certifications and improving their written and verbal communication.

Moreover, he highlights mastering the art of time management as a vital skill for international students, enabling them to balance classwork, work life, personal life, and social life effectively. Dr. Prashanth’s guidance serves as a roadmap for turning dreams of success in higher education abroad into reality.

These students are required to invest a significant portion of their time – a substantial 20 hours a week – in their graduate assistantship roles. This commitment isn’t just about covering tuition and living expenses; it also provides invaluable experience, networking opportunities, and a chance to contribute meaningfully to their academic community. Through this commitment, they are not only funding their education but also enriching their academic journey and building a foundation for a brighter future.

This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program

The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.

The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.

The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.

The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.

This award-winning program is trying to fix two major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:

Financing and career support

The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.

Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.

The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.

The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Grand valley State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri State University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky

If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at

For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.


Competence and Commitment Fuel Success in Higher Education Abroad


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