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Posted in: Learner Stories

Port Harcourt, Nigeria | 27 I live in Nigeria where I am preparing to get my Masters in Economics. I recently took the Challenges of Global Poverty from MITx and think that edX is one the best things that has happened to the internet. I found out about edX on my Yahoo messenger page, which I thought was a fraud at first because I thought...

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Posted in: Learner Stories

Turkey It was my dream to study abroad, but because of I’m from a big family and not enough budget i couldn’t afford tuition and living expenses. So, I decided to realize my dreams by being granted with scholarship opportunities. During my bachelors degree I spent summer holiday in the states by participating in an exchange program, after graduation of my bachelors degree I intended...

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Posted in: Learner Stories

Chicago, IL | 30 Growing up, I was always interested in poverty and gender issues. Of particular interest was the relationship between gender inequality and poverty. Through work and life experience, I learned that poverty plays a key role in the unequal power positions between men and women. My interest led me to working with women groups in the communities, and at the national level. I...

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Posted in: Learner Stories

The Philippines I am from the Republic of the Philippines. I live with my brother and his family. My father died when I was a high school sophomore. When I was little, my Papa would always tell me that KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION is important. He would always say that the world is such a beautiful place and that we must always cherish it. I believe...

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Photo of Ulla Rothschuh Osorio
Posted in: Learner Stories

Mexico City, Mexico | Age 19 I live in Mexico City, with both of my parents. Since I was little, I was taught to respect the world we live in, and most of all, respect all forms of life. I became vegetarian when I was 13 years old. At school, one of my favorite lessons was biology. I was amazed of how all the mechanisms...

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Posted in: Learner Stories

Sweden It began as a reason to justify my Harvard-sweatshirt souvenir – and curiosity to test a global learning tool. A month into PH278x; Human Health/Climate Change.. and I am hooked. Hooked on the subject, the quality of the program, I am a progress-bar “junkie”. Hat off to the people behind edX – and I have now decided to do my own ivy league –...

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Photo of Carolina da Costa
Posted in: Learner Stories

Uruguay My name is Carolina and I live in Uruguay. I audited the course Justice in which I had an opportunity to learn and reflect as I was cooking, cleaning or just having tea at my house hundreds of miles away from Harvard. EdX constitutes an excellent way of learning independently. Thank your for getting me closer the courses and the people, I already signed...

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