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+ POWERFUL: TRAVELING THROUGH TIMEZONES

Updated: Nov 10

My name is Rutendo Mavunga, and I am a first-year student from Zimbabwe at Allegheny College. Studying remotely as an international student has been quite an experience from coming into a new learning system, to getting to know new people across the world to get up at midnight to attend some of my lessons. Needless to say, I have embraced the journey every step of the way.


My mantra for this semester has been life is like your favorite book--no matter what, you have to keep reading to see the exciting things are ahead of you. This semester, like for many, has been like no other but I have appreciated the continued support of the Allegheny faculty, my friends, and my family. Surviving through a pandemic should come with a handbook! Somehow we all have managed to adjust and adapt to what is potentially the new norm.


Regardless of the challenges of being remote, I have enjoyed my classes and learned a lot more than I thought I would through the various courses that I am currently taking. The professors have been impeccable organized, professional, and helpful during this semester which has made my experience much more bearable. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to participate in a lot of other activities outside of my academics because of the time zones. Regardless, I am excited to be on campus a get to know more about myself and the opportunities Allegheny has to offer.


~~ Rutendo Mavunga, Class of '24

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