Are you currently living on the African continent and interested in attending Wellesley College?

Wellesley MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Booklet link)

Wellesley College International Admissions


WASA is comprised of
1. Internationals (i.e. born and raised on the African continent),
2. Immigrants/Expats*/Third Culture Individuals(TCI’s/TCK’s) (i.e. born and raised on the African continent but spent years living somewhere other than the African continent,
3. First-Generation Africans (i.e. first in family tree to be born and raised outside of the African continent),
4. Those with interests in African affairs.

This membership dynamic often provides three different POV’s regarding situations during WASA meetings about cultural, political and socioeconomic issues affecting the African continent or people’s of the African continent and/or Africans in the diaspora.

*= the difference has to do with intention: immigrants stay while expats eventually leave. an immigrant is classically understood as a person who is staying permanently whereas expat derives from the verb “to expatriate,” which has more to do with leaving a homeland than settling in a new one. In other words, that tie back to the homeland is not lost, and an expat seems to possess the option and means to go back whenever they please.


Other Resources:

Wellesley College General Admissions

Wellesley College Africana Studies

Wellesley College Harambee House

Wellesley College Slater International Center

The Wellesley Underground – A Forum for Young Alumnae

Wellesley Magazine – Wellesley College Alumnae Association


Some Africa-focused sites:

SampAfrica – Website , Facebook  &  Twitter

She Leads Africa – Website