Caleb Musekiwa


I’m intending to graduate in Chemical Engineering with a focus in Pharmacy. This is going to help me improve the health sector in my country which currently lacks professionals in the field.

Going to Wilmington, North Carolina was my most memorable experience as a Botstiber Scholar. It was a service trip focused on helping the homeless in the area. I got the chance to work in direct contact with them and make friends as well. I also worked on an urban garden which supports the local food bank and I helped out at the food bank to distribute food.

At Penn State, I’m involved with extracurricular activities that have helped me develop my interpersonal and social skills. I have met people from different backgrounds with diverse perspectives which has helped me broaden my scope of viewing certain issues. I have developed my leadership skills through leadership seminars and doing community service. I have developed to become a better global citizen and learned to appreciate different cultures and ethics. I hope to continue growing throughout my stay here at Penn State.

The Botstiber Foundation offered me an opportunity I would have never had. I’ve learnt a lot through studying in the US, probably one of the best things to ever happen to me.