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International Brown Bag Gathering

Join this informal gathering with like minded international colleagues from different parts of the world.

At this gathering, we will discuss how to support Pitt international students successfully. Dr. Tchetchet Digbohou, Pitt School of Education Alum and Scholarship Manager for POISE Foundation, will present his study on supporting international students.

Snacks and soft drinks are provided.

The International Brown Bags is a series of informal gatherings in which students in education share their experiences with the audience working in international education settings and research.

Do not miss this exciting event!

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Time: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 (1pm-3pm)

Venue: Conference Room 123, McKee Place Building (234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213)


Presenter's Bio

Dr. Tchetchet Digbohou (pronounced chay’chay’ dig-bo-oo) is an educator, passionate educational adviser and a published author. He is currently the Scholarship Manager for POISE Foundation where he oversees the entire portfolio of scholarship programs, designs new ones, and leads the foundation’s outreach to students, parents, community partners, high schools and, college/universities.

Although Tchetchet spent some of his early career in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, he ended up crossing over and embracing his true passion: education. A former EducationUSA© student adviser with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education, Tchetchet worked for several years as a college faculty and an independent student adviser. Overtime, he has built an in-depth knowledge and practice of educational systems near and far. His is the author of “The Secret to Winning an International Scholarship”, a comprehensive guide to successfully applying for international scholarships. 

Tchetchet believes quality education should be available to everyone regardless of place of residence, socioeconomic status, or race. He advocates for helping students achieve their dreams of a better education, for the dissemination of best practices in education and, for social and economic empowerment.

In 2003, Tchetchet was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship which enabled him to pursue a fully-funded Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Monterey Institute for International Studies in California. Dr. Digbohou is also a graduate of the University Pittsburgh School of Education where in earned a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Social and Comparative Analysis. Tchetchet continues to be engaged in higher education as an independent researcher, a consultant, and a public speaker. He is the husband of LaShawn, a middle school math teacher, and the proud father of an 11-year old girl, Nadre.

Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

McKee Place Building , 123 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213