Going to a foreign university as an international student is not easy without financial support. What makes the problem worse is that some international students have to work to pay for their education.
Let me tell my international student story…
I came into the United States to visit my family and my parents decided that the children stay back for a chance to get a better education. I had no idea the pain this decision would cost me and the rest of all my family. Everything went well until it was time for me to attend college. I got an admission to school, which I later found that that they admitted me by mistake. The school later told me that if they knew about my immigration status I would not have gotten an admission.
The first semester we had to pay $12,000 for one semester. I am not exaggerating; I had to pay that much per semester. Each semester there was always an increase in the tuition meaning I had to pay more each semester. I was able to go through school without dropping out because I had parents who worked hard. Can you imagine an international student who has to pay $12,000 per semester without any financial backings from scholarships, family, and friends?
Schooling in a foreign country is extremely tough without support. In some cases, international students do not have the proper financial backings to get their social security number to work. Life as international students is rough as it is but it also very interesting that we have Nigerian professors in some of the schools who can use their platform to help some international students but they do not.
To Nigerian Professors in foreign Universities: You know how you struggled to get your education. Even if you did not struggle, what stops you from helping your own? What do you lose in helping your own people?
You lose NOTHING…
It is a shameful thing to let your own people suffer when you are in the position to help