Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home is a beautifully crafted, thoughtful and candid story about Chiluba Musonda’s journey from Africa to the United States.
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About The Book
Home Away From Home is a beautifully crafted, thoughtful and candid story about Chiluba Musonda’s journey from Africa to the United States. As an international student from the nation of Zambia, Chiluba has to leave everything that is known and comfortable behind to embark on a journey to study abroad.
Pursuing a college education in the United States as an international student can be a very challenging process as it requires top grades, an intense visa interview and a lot of money—much more than an American student would need. This puts a variety of strains on the families of international students: emotional, financial, and loneliness. The same holds true for the students.
In this personal but fascinating memoir, Chiluba Musonda chronicles his life coming to America to pursue a college education at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. Imagine being delayed because there wasn’t enough fuel at the Zambian airport to make the flight so the plane had to land in the next country to fully fuel. Imagine coming from a tropical country and arriving just in time for a snow storm—something read about but never experienced, especially in a t-shirt. These are typical stories scattered throughout this book. Chiluba also explains how he mastered the American scholarship and grant systems. Finally he explains how he discovered himself and a purpose in life.