Rosie, Bryan, and Mwangi
Rosie Arasa, Bryn Mawr College
Bryan Lizano, Baylor University
Mwangi Nyagah, Vassar College
These students from Kenya and Costa Rica could not return home this summer. When they had no other means of support, IIE-ESF helped them pay for their living expenses.
Since 1919, IIE has been there when students need us. In our earliest days, IIE rescued over 600 students and scholars during the Bolshevik Revolution. This summer, we provided over 630 emergency grants to international students in the U.S. caught up in the global coronavirus pandemic.
Meet the Students
- Shanae and Shania
Twin sisters from Jamaica, they could not return home, work, or rely on family support this summer.
- María and Nicole
Music majors from Venezuela and Chile, they perform an Argentinian tango to express their joy and gratitude.
- Rosie, Bryan, and Mwangi
Students from Kenya and Costa Rica, they could not return home this summer and had no other way to pay for their living expenses.