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Time is running out! Prepare and send in your application early to boost your chances of snagging one of these top scholarships.

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The US is a popular place for international students to study, live, and work. However, navigating the country's complicated visa regime can be daunting. We break it down into 8 steps and walk through the numerous visa options for students and recent graduates.

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The United Kingdom boasts some of the best universities in the world and top-tier global companies. African students thinking about studying and working in the UK should read this 5-step guide to work visas in the UK.

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Working abroad, whether it's while you are studying or after you graduate, can be beneficial to your career and your finances. Doing so will require a work visa (or permit) from your host country. Here's what you need to consider.

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Canada is a popular destination for international students thanks to its excellent schools and straightforward visa regime. Get familiar with the 6-step process to apply for a Canadian work visa to better understand your earning options as a student and graduate.

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Your personal essay is the best chance you have to imbue personality and individuality into your application. We help you make the most of this opportunity with 8 simple steps.

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Finance Resources

Studying overseas can be expensive. Fortunately, more and more lenders are offering loans to international students. Here's what you need to know to get started.

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Recommendation letters add validation to your application materials. Good recommendation letters start with a few key steps. We unpack what you need to know to put your best foot forward.

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Applying to School

Being accepted to a college or university is thrilling. However, as you consider your options, it's important to use your head more than your heart. Here are some tips on what to do once the acceptance letters start arriving.

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Finance Resources

There are three main kinds of financial assistance that African students can explore to finance studies abroad: scholarships, personal income, and loans. We break down each.

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Finance Resources

MPower Financing offers financing options for international students without a cosigner who want to study in the U.S or Canada.

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Finance Resources

Ascent Funding offers International students with a creditworthy U.S cosigner financing options with flexible repayment terms

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Finance Resources

Sallie Mae is a US-based lender that offers loans for nternational and DACA students with a US citizen or resident cosigner looking for flexible repayments.

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Finance Resources

SoFi offers financing for international students who have a cosigner.

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Finance Resources

Prodigy Finance offers student loans for international graduate students without a cosigner.

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Finance Resources

College Ave Student Loan Servicing offers international student loans for borrowers with a U.S citizen or resident cosigner looking for a non-standard loan term

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Finance Resources

Earnest Operations offers some loans to international students who want to customize their repayment schedule to pay off debt fast. Learn more.

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Studying in a new country can be daunting. But for those with the right mindset and proper preparations, the rewards can be tremendous.

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Know-how is key to success in the field of global health, but so are these six soft skills that set apart the leaders from the qualified.

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Finance Resources

Securing a scholarship is not easy, but the benefits of applying can be significant. We help you make sense of the process and keep a sense of perspective about this competitive process.

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Event

A growing number of funds and investors are looking to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for their investments.

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Lydiah Kemunto Bosire shares with Forbes how and why she founded 8B Education Investments.

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Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire argues why investing in African healthcare and STEM workers would help the world fight the next pandemic.

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Podcast

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire speaks about how Income Shared Agreements can create affordable financing solutions for African students in global universities.

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Podcast

Industry experts discussed the implications of the disruption in education for African youth due to COVID-19 and what must be done to address these changes, both during and after the pandemic.

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Webinar

With a post-COVID economic recovery on the horizon, this Swedbank Talks panel discussed the outlook from Swedish, EU and global perspectives. They covered what we can expect from global institutions, countries, and corporate stakeholders during the transition towards a sustainable recovery and how to include

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Dr. Rebecca Maina is an accomplished Senior Lecturer in Law and an 8B Mentor.

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Florian Weidinger is an investment management business leader and an 8B Mentor. Find out more about our mentoring program

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Florian Weidinger is an investment management business leader and an 8B Mentor. Find out more about our mentoring program

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Meet Nifasha Rusibamayila. She graduated from Boston University with a Masters of Public Health in May 2020. She shares her experience navigating global education and financing her studies through 8B.

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Podcast

Corinna Bellizzi or Care More. Be Better: A Social Impact + Sustainability Podcast interviewed Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire to discuss advancing African excellence through education investments and how 8B will accomplish this mission.

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Reflecting on her formative years in Kenya and at UWC, Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire shares the experiences that fueled her determination to create talent pipelines to include more Africans in global decision-making positions.

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8B Scholar Dancan Onyango is a recent graduate of Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business. Originally from Kenya and currently residing in Boston, Dancan has lived in Tanzania, Nigeria, and in a number of countries in Asia.

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So what was her journey, and what stands in the way of Africa producing more Dr. Okonjo-Iwealas?

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Podcast

In this CareerWise episode, host Adam Kane interviews Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire. She shares how she is on a mission to strengthen the world’s human capital by equipping

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Announcements

March 4, 2021

8B + NYU CIC

NYU's Center for International Cooperation is Hiring!

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As part of a multigenerational mission, 8B views education as an investment. Dr. Bosire explains, “I feel the need for what we are doing every day.”

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Event

This panel of experts hosted at IE University shared how fintech and the digital revolution is already delivering economic inclusion and growth across Africa, as well as where future opportunities lie.

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In honor of Black History Month, The Impact Executive highlighted a diverse group of social entrepreneurs creating innovative and sustainable business solutions.

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Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire argues that those who oppose African student mobility on account of brain drain should retire the term: it is patronizing, not based in data, and causes real harm. Instead,

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African entrepreneurs defy expectations during the pandemic, innovating in healthcare, online learning and fintech.

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Video

GTS convenes thousands of strategists, key opinion leaders, and relevant stakeholders to shape the future of talent through education, innovation, and recruitment.

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Higher education is facing a crisis. Universities are grappling with the optimum way to blend online and offline education system.

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Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire explains why Africa can lead the global movement for racial justice and the UN should give an official role to nations with deep experience in truth and reconciliation commissions.

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Philanthropy must hire outside the box, write the first check, and take unsolicited applications.

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As the trajectory of the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, the African Union must activate Africa’s global human capital in a think-and-do tank to support the efforts of its member states. Such a mechanism, if done well,

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Whatever else we do, we need to revamp focus on our prevention and response capacities: make the pivotal, proven investments that can strengthen the health system of every last country and territory in the world,

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Lecture

This lecture hosted by Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise discussed the impact of the current crisis on the SDGs and what the future looks like at intersection of finance & sustainability.

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Event

In this “Talent of the Future” panel at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference, Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire spoke along with

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In this “Talent of the Future” panel at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference, Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire spoke along with Jake Obeng-Bediako, Global Youth Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs, Government of Ghana; Liz Grossman,

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In the Ford Foundation’s Inequality Series, Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, Founder & CEO of 8B Education Investments, talks about the importance of investing in world-class higher education for African students

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