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I must admit that studying in a different country comes with a lot of administrative work before you can even get into a classroom or a lab. As a matter fact, if not planned well in advance the process can be a major source of anxiety!
Read the first Anne (with an E) series about studying in South Africa as an African. She describes her experiences as a student, why to choose to study in South Africa and the top ranked universities.
Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done. For instance, less than 30% of the world’s researchers in these fields are women._