Facilitating International Students’ Access to US Study Opportunities


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Facilitating International Students' Access to US Study Opportunities
Facilitating International Students’ Access to US Study Opportunities

Having lived in the United States for thirty-five years, Dr. Prashanth, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, had to take a loan from a bank in his home country India, with his parents’ house put up as collateral security. He was fortunate enough to receive a graduate assistantship that helped him through his studies there.

He is now grateful to the U.S. education system and is committed to giving back by helping students from all over the world access similar opportunities, especially those in The KENYA Airlift Program through it’s partnership with the school.

Indeed, the founder of this program was once his student at the same institution, underscoring the profound impact of exposure, opportunities, and higher education. Dr. Prashanth ardently believes that to attain the American Dream or any dream, individuals must be prepared to make sacrifices and remain steadfast in their ambitions, mirroring his unwavering commitment throughout his extraordinary journey.

His story stands as a beacon of inspiration for all those striving to achieve their own aspirations, emphasizing the critical significance of resilience and determination in the pursuit of success.

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 www.kenyaairliftprogram.com

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.


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