Press Release

International Admission Advice

February 1, 2018 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan Student Shares Tips with U.S. News & World Report

Before her interview with an Ohio Wesleyan admission counselor, sophomore Raissa Kanku did her homework.

The Democratic Republic of Congo resident thoroughly researched the University and was prepared to discuss specific programs and opportunities – including the Wesleyan in Washington internship program – that made her want to become a Bishop.

Kanku discusses her search and provides advice for other prospective international students in a Feb. 1 U.S. News & World Report article, “Prepare for a U.S. College Admissions Interview,” written by Kelly Mae Ross.

In the article, Kanku – a politics and government and French double-major and international studies minor – tells Ross that before her OWU Skype interview, she conducted her own advance interview. In this case, Kanku asked friends and faculty at her high school to describe what they considered to be her best qualities.

“They gave me clear phrases that actually described my personality or even the things that I’ve done,” Kanku said, helping her to better describe herself.

Ken Dunbar, Ohio Wesleyan’s director of international admission, also shared insights with the U.S. News & World Report reporter, telling her that a good interview can help to tip the admission scale in a student’s favor.

Read Ross’s complete article online at

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