About Us

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education.  Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.


The International Fellows Program

The International Fellows Program (IFP) is a nine-month internship for American graduate students interested in field development experiences in Sub-Saharan African regions. The program was founded in 1987 by Reverend Leon Howard Sullivan, president of the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community development initiatives in Third World countries.

Students selected to participate in the IFP are viewed as scholarly practitioners and are expected to contribute their wide range of skills to development initiatives. The program offers these students a unique opportunity to contribute their knowledge and learn about the diverse cultures and economies of African nations. Fellows work with government ministries, education systems and the indigenous populations in a spirit of congeniality and good will to achieve community goals.

Contact Dr. Eloise Carter for more information.

Email address of International Fellows Alumni:

CLASS X: 1997-98

Umi Howard
Christopher Mathis

CLASS VII: 1994-95

Michael Thayer

CLASS VI: 1993-94

Jaote Wawatu
Andrew Lohof

CLASS V: 1992-93

Leslie Flagg
Samuel Nixon
Patricia Plummer
Steven Thedford

CLASS IV: 1991-92

Brian Williams

CLASS III: 1990-91

Karen Solebo
Sonjai Reynolds

CLASS II: 1989-90

Adrienne Holloway Ochs

CLASS I: 1988-89

Nadine Hankerson