Education USA Zimbabwe

Flower in focus

Photo by Kudakwashe Bhejana, St John’s College, Santa Fe

In Zimbabwe the jacarandas are blooming, better known as “exam trees,” marking the start of O and A level season by blanketing the streets with their purple blossoms. And so it’s also the advent of application season, with students agonizing over every word of their college applications, trying to find a magical formula for “getting in.”

My inbox is quickly drowning with student emails – questions about which activities to include on a Common App, about whether or not to let the admissions officer know they were sick before national exams or if their L6 best science student award is significant enough to write as an honor. And then there are the essays.  My inbox droops under the weight of drafts and drafts of essays, just waiting for the Mai Mano stamp of approval before they are uploaded and submitted – Is my…

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