Ethiopian Students Association International

A dear friend of mine, Ellal Aklilu, wrote me a couple of days ago about a wonderful organization called the Ethiopian Students Association International also known as the ESAI. It is my dream to one day attend the summit and become an active member but until then I hope to spread the word to as many people as possible.  This year they will be holding their 11th annual summit and everyone is invited, the article below should answer any questions you may have : )))) and if you need more information here is the official site link :

Here is the original article from Tadias Magazine:

New York (Tadias) – Ethiopian Students Association International (ESAI) will hold its 11th annual summit at the University of Pennsylvania, from March 18th to March 19th, 2011.

According to the organizers, the two-day event will feature various seminars, workshops and keynote speakers, including a talk by young entrepreneur Eskat Asfaw, founder of College Shuttle, and Lull Mengesha, author of The Only Black Student.

The upcoming summit will be hosted by the Philadelphia Ethiopian Students Association. ESAI was founded at Marymount University in Virginia in 1999 as an inter-campus network among Ethiopian students. Each year local student groups compete for a chance to host the annual gathering in their city. Last year’s conference was held outside the United States for the first time in Toronto, Canada.

Entertainment programs at the Philadelphia summit will include the annual cultural show mixed with fun highlights of eskista and a history contest.

If You Go:
11th Annual ESAI Summit
University of Pennsylvania
Houston Hall
March 18-19, 2011
9:00 a.m-3:30pm
3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104
(At the Bodek Lounge Room 100)

Any direct questions you may have contact me ( and I will gladly forward them to Ellal Aklilu.

Astu Mengesha – stay down blaze up.

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