Setsabile Shiba

Setsabile Shiba poses with her traditional Swazi attire. Shiba decided to defer her master's program until spring 2021 after facing challenges with her visa and travel.

Setsabile Shiba will have to wait one more semester to be an MU student.

Born and raised in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), a country in Southern Africa with 1.1 million residents, the 25-year-old was accepted for fall 2020 as a master’s student in Animal Sciences, but instead she will start her program in spring 2021. She wasn’t able to get her visa in time, and in addition there were no international flights from any airport nearby because of the pandemic.

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