damila ami By Bobby Weitbrook African Studenfs Ready For 200 U. S. Colleges Putney, Vt.—'Two hurnlrt and sixty ven African students, scheduled to enroll in more than J00 U.S. colleges and univorsitie.5 this fall, will arrive today at Sandanona, the Experiment in International L i v i n g’s training and seminar center, near Brattle- bono, Vt. They will undergo an eight-day orientation session on American life before departing for one-month homestays with families in twenty-nine states. Under a program administered by the African Scholarship Program Program of American Universities, the students have been awarded full scholar ships by more than 200 public and private institutions in forty states for four years of study in this country. ASPAU, an in dependent organization of colleges and universities in he U.S., was formed ¡n 1960 to provide scholarships scholarships to African indents desiring to study here. The program is administered by ASPAU in cooperation cooperation with The Experiment in Intcrr-Mortal living, the African American Institute, and the agency agency for International Development. The Exporhr'"•d, an ducational organization arranging international international exchanges since 1932, will pi the African students with American families for one month. This homestay period, a “buffer zone” between life in Africa and life in the U.S., gives the students an opportunity to absorb the pat- tern of living in an American community gradually and without strain. The week-long orientation provides provides the Africans with a look into many phases of American life. Lectures by specialists in education, race relations, community community and family life, government, government, polities, economics and religion religion will precede informal group discussions led by Experiment Staff members. Field trips to nearby colleges, a day in Brattleboro Brattleboro as guests of the Chamber of Commerce and a visit to the Marlboro Music Festival will round out the week’s activities. Since the incept ion of a pilot project in I960. The Experiment, in cooperation with ASPAU. has placed 783 African students in American homes and colleges. Thirteen of the original group of twenty-three Nigerians who came here in 1960 have received additional additional scholarship assistance for graduate study in this country. The remaining Nigerians Nigerians will finish their undergraduate undergraduate studies in June. 1964. Of the twenty-four African nations nations representcxl in this year’s group. Nigeria leads with eighty- three students, followed by Southern Rhodesia with twenty- two and Uganda with twenty. Other countries with large delegations delegations include Ethiopia, Tanganyika. Tanganyika. Kenya and Nyasaland.