Africa

Noelyne Leni Alitema

Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
Major: International Studies
Noelyne speaks English, Lugbara, and Luganda. She is interested in gender roles, dance, storytelling, Ugandan history, education, cooking, food, nonprofits, law and human rights, and music.

Ibrahim Hachim Baguignan

Ibrahim Hachim Baguignan

Hometown: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Major: International Studies/French, Undergraduate
Hachim speaks English, Moore, and French. His interests include food, dress code, politics, family roles, dance, cooking, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, and traditional religions.

Josue Dambej

Josue Dambej

Hometown: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Major: International Studies, Undergraduate
Josue speaks English, French and Swahili. His interests include tribes in the Congo, traditional leaders, fashion, religion, Congolese beliefs, history of Congo, culture and lifestyle in Congo, dance, cooking, storytelling, traditional soccer ball crafting, Christianity, Islam.

Julian Gakwaya

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science, Undergraduate
Julian speaks English, Kinyarwanda, and some French. His interests include innovation and technology, socioeconomics, politics and governance, 1994 Rwanda Genocide, family values, sports, religions, and storytelling.

Zulekha Khamisi

Hometown: Kisumu, Kenya
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant: Swahili
Zulekha speaks English, Swahili, Dholuo, Kamba, and Shengis. She is interested in Swahili language, Swahili culture, food, taboos and beliefs, gender roles, music and art, ethnic groups in Kenya, dressing, tourism, education, colonialization, and politics.