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Carthage has been a home to students from countries all over the world including Tanzania, France, Serbia, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Bulgaria, Rwanda, and more.
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Meet Carthage’s International Students
Sandra Khalayi Masibayi ’21
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Majors: Computer Science, Math
Sandra Khalayi Masibayi applied to 16 colleges. After careful consideration, she chose Carthage because of all the opportunities available here. Since coming to Carthage in September 2017, Sandra has been extremely active on campus through employment opportunities, participation in clubs and organizations, and volunteer work as a math and computer science double major.
Sandra received a full academic four-year Zawadi Merit scholarship through the Zawadi Africa Education Fund. The fund works to encourage and support young women in Africa toward collegiate studies and leadership roles.
Torn between a career in either software or aerospace engineering, Carthage’s Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium program with NASA was one of Sandra’s main reasons for choosing Carthage.
“I call it ‘my bridge to NASA,’” Sandra said. “The program gives me an opportunity to explore a dream career that I wasn’t sure about before coming to Carthage.”
Sandra has connected with the Carthage community through various clubs and organizations that she enjoys immensely. She is the secretary of the United Women of Color and a member of the Black Student Union and Carthage Woods and Waters Club.
Through her involvement in the Woods and Waters Club, Sandra was able to experience skiing for the first time at Cascade Mountain, a ski resort in Portage, Wisconsin.
“That was my first time skiing and I loved it,” she said. “Though I fell so many times while learning, I have grown to love skiing.”
John Nykyforuk ’21
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Major: Biology (Pre-med)
Traveling from the mountains, trails, and parklands of his home in Alberta, Canada, John Nykyforuk was instantly attracted to the lake views and arboretum that make up Carthage’s campus. Back home, John spends a large amount of his time outside and is no stranger to cold winters.
“I love spending time in the mountains hiking through nature,” he said.
The temperature regularly drops below -20 during winters in Calgary, leaving him with no worries for the icy weather in Kenosha come December.
In his academic career at Carthage, John has immersed himself in the Biology Department. Through a unique SEA Phages course offered at Carthage, John and other selected freshman biology majors were able to study bacteriophages, or bacterial viruses, found in Lake Michigan. Because of their great work, John was able to travel to Ashburn, Virginia, to present their research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He plans to go into the medical field after graduation.
John is also an avid tennis player on the Carthage men’s team and back home in Canada. Throughout the season, John made some of his favorite Carthage memories while practicing and competing with the team. During the summer, John continues to play while also working as a tennis coach back home.