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Meet the Amazing International Students who became NEIU Success Stories!

Oct 13, 2020

NEIU LogoNortheastern Illionois University (NEIU), an institution based in Chicago has been a champion for African international students, even before Findadmission came onto the student recruitment scene.

So, in honour of their commitment to championing diversity, we thought we’d share their internationally recruited students and their success stories, highlighting the amazing work they’ve done with their students to date.

Starting off, student Margo Odiko-Pim from Ghana graduated in December 2017 with a $1,000 Student Travel Award from NEIU. This allowed her to travel to Amsterdam during 2018, presenting her work as a Psychology Major at the 48th Annual Conference of the Jean Piaget Society.

Her study at NEIU had been on an African child’s perspective as to who is fit to be a leader, and is something that she has sought to continue through her master’s degree at Roosevelt University.

“Northeastern has some of the best instructors I have ever met. They take their time to make sure you’re okay both academically and personally,” Odiko-Pim disclosed to an NEIU representative. “Choosing Northeastern was one of the best decisions of my life.”

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Another NEIU student, Elias Kasongo has been deemed a success within the walls of the institution. He began as a refugee who fled Congo due to his human rights activism, and yet on the 7th August 2017, he became one of the featured speakers during the longest running NEIU fund-raising function: the 45th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Kasongo also serves on the board of RefugeeOne. This is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that is committed to helping refugees from all over the world start new lives.

Speaking directly to Findadmission, Kasongo sung NEIU's praises; "NEIU is just the best school for those who really want to earn their degree," he began, "All I can say is that, for me, there is no better school for students who may be working full time and [want] to finish their Degree... [it's a] low cost education but high [in] value." He then added that there was a "small class size with [a] diverse body of students of [all] different backgrounds," too, which will surely appeal to students everywhere. 

Such amazing people have blossomed within NEIU, wouldn’t you agree? We’re sure NEIU are as proud of these students as we are, and we can’t wait to see what stories the next batch of graduates from this amazing university help to create! Will you be next? Apply today to find out!

If you’re on the Findadmission site for the first time, then sign up for your free account today! It’s quick and easy to complete your profile with Findadmission. All you’ll need to hand is your passport and a copy of your High School Certificate (or educational equivalent). If you’re about to leave high school, you can also upload your predicted grades in lieu of this. 

Your profile will take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and once it has been approved, you’ll unlock many perks – including being able to browse the list of our university partnerships all over the world, find your perfect course and view the Findadmission News Feed.

TOP TIP: Are you a current or former international student, and have a story you want to feature with Findadmission? Then send an email to with your narrative and you could be here next!

A photo of the NEIU building at dusk.





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