Aicha Kuwong

I am from Cameroon, from the Northwest region of Bamenda. I moved away from home in 2010 to continue my academic career. I completed 11th and 12th grade at Houghton Academy in a small town called Houghton (Upstate New York), and later completed my bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Houghton College, where I graduated in 2016. Following graduation, I worked at a not-for-profit organization called Jericho Road in Buffalo as an English instructor, teaching ESL to adult refugee students mostly from Burma, Nepal, and a few other African countries.

I knew I wanted to further my education so that I could acquire more knowledge from a group of well-rounded and intelligent professors. The School of International Affairs at Penn State was a God-sent opportunity and I knew I could not turn it down. Being at Penn State has been an incredible blessing thus far. From the amazing professors that push me to work hard and think critically, to the community of students in my cohort. Upon graduation, I am hoping to get some experience working locally, or internationally with organizations that address poverty, international development, human rights and other world affairs. In the meantime, I am hoping to learn and gain as much from the professors, staff and students during my time here at SIA. 

Aicha Kuwong
Academic Standing: 
Second Year Student