Mandela Fellows

The University of Iowa to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Thursday, June 17, 2021
The University of Iowa is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Beginning June 21, The University of Iowa will virtually engage 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Some highlights of the University of Iowa program will include business-specific content, virtual networking events with Iowa community and business leaders, cultural connection activities, and community service meetings.

In the news: African fellows learn new business skills at the University of Iowa

Friday, July 12, 2019
Young leaders also get the chance to experience the state

University of Iowa to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Monday, February 4, 2019
The University of Iowa is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

In the news: Educational institutions across United States selected to host Mandela Washington Fellows

Friday, February 1, 2019
The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the 27 U.S. educational institutions that have been selected to host 700 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2019.

Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

Thursday, July 28, 2016
African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI

Mandela Washington Fellows spending time in Iowa

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is making a six-week stop in Iowa.

Mandela Fellows land in Iowa City

Thursday, June 23, 2016
A group of emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa has traveled to Iowa City, and the will spend six weeks engaging and participating in entrepreneurial education at University of Iowa.

Mandela Fellows to start UI visit Friday, June 17

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Young African leaders will participate in six weeks of business training and get to know more about Iowa