|The Zimbabwean students visited the CNN Center|
The article continues about these young men: "'It’s been an experience,' said [17-year-old Zimbabwean freshman Abel] Gumbo, who is studying for an undergraduate computer science degree. 'I have left everything behind to gain an education in America. Computer science is technologically more advanced in the States and I am learning a lot about people from different cultures.'"
More: "'All international students are housed in the W.E.B. Du Bois International House, where they are placed with a domestic roommate,' said Gwen Wade, Director of International Student Services and Study Abroad Programs at Morehouse College. 'This helps them to transition to life in the U.S., and the cross-cultural communication enables international students to become more involved and aware of U.S. customs, such as food, music and dress.'"
The article continues: "The 10 students, who arrived in Atlanta last month, are the first class of the newly-established Ambassador Andrew Young International Scholars program. The international scholarships were set up by the Capernaum Trust, the education arm of Masiyiwa’s Higher Life Foundation. Higher Life advertised for students throughout Zimbabwe, Burundi and South Africa to fill the highly competitive 10 scholarship slots. More than 500 of the brightest students from across the region applied. A team from Morehouse flew to Zimbabwe to interview 20 finalists in June. Ten were selected and the others received scholarships to a South African university. The winners were chosen on the basis of their high SAT scores, grueling face-to-face interviews and a written essay."