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A family reunited

During the pandemic, international student Gashaye Tefera was separated from his family for nearly two years. His African resilience and the support of the MU School of Social Work helped him cope until they could be reunited. May 10, 2022 By Kelsey Allen, MIZZOU magazine  Gashaye Tefera is one of many internationals who leave family to further their education overseas. While his wife and young daughter were in Ethiopia, he spent two years studying in five European countries through the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship. After earning a second master’s degree in social work and spending a year as a fellow at the world’s largest nonprofit, United Way Worldwide, in Alexandria, Virginia, Tefera came to the MU School of Social Work to pursue a doctorate.  Now that he would be settled in Columbia for a few years, it was time to reunite with his wife and now two daughters. But getting...

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