Ivorian Lady who is identified as Nabintou Anissia S., a recent graduate from Montana State University, has achieved an incredible milestone, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in finance within 2.5 years. An international student from Ivory Coast, Anissia left her home country in November 2019 to pursue further education in the United States.
Anissia endured a difficult journey, with her financial struggles compounded by her mother’s health issues. Despite these obstacles, Anissia continued her studies, whilst working both on and off-campus in order to help her mother with the school fees.
Sadly, Anissia’s mother passed away in January 2022, in the midst of Anissia’s studies. Despite this painful time, Anissia found comfort and support in her friends and classmates, and in the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. In particular, Anissia expresses her gratitude to Deborah Chiolero and Brenda Truman of the office of the international program, who enabled her to register and supported her throughout her studies.
Anissia credits those around her for their unwavering support, believing that it was this support that enabled her to overcome her struggles and graduate with her degree. She encourages other international students facing difficulty to also not give up, and to use their experiences to further help and inspire others. Anissia’s story is a testament to the power of resilience, courage, and self-belief, and serves as an inspiration to us all.