Meet MGA Students

The Keough School’s master of global affairs program, a two-year program, includes 74 students.  Current students and MGA alumni represent more than 50 countries including:

Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; the Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; and Zimbabwe.

Our students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the University more widely.

Viyaleta Farysheuskaya

Viyaleta Farysheuskaya

Global Affairs + Specialization, 2021


Viyaleta Farysheuskaya graduated with honors from Belarus State Economic University. As a student, she developed a desire to contribute to the improvement of education in her home country and beyond. Before coming to the Keough School, she completed her European Voluntary Service term, helping children at risk of social exclusion within the Spanish education system. As a student, Viyaleta was the recipient of a fellowship sponsored by the Duffey Family.