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People Who Studied Abroad #634:
Deng Xiaoping, leader of the People’s Republic of China, 1978-1992
When he was 15, he participated in a work-study program in France called Mouvement Travail-Études. He also studied in the Soviet Union at Moscow Sun Yat-sen University.
People Who Studied Abroad #592:
Abram Petrovich Gannibal, military leader and Russian nobleman
His origins are uncertain, but he was probably from what is now Eritrea or Ethiopia, though other research suggests Cameroon.
At the age of seven, he was kidnapped for political purposes and taken to Constantinople. A year later, he was ransomed and then adopted by the Russian Emperor Peter the Great, who raised Gannibal with his own children. In addition to his education within the Russian imperial family, he studied arts, science and warfare in France between 1717 and 1722.
People Who Studied Abroad #576:
Jomo Kenyatta, first prime minister and president of Kenya
In 1931 he enrolled in Woodbrooke Quaker College in Birmingham, England. From 1932-33 he studied economics at the Comintern School, University of the Toilers of the East in Moscow, USSR. In 1934 he studied at University College London and in 1935 he studied at the London School of Economics.
[Kenyatta is pictured above with British political activist Sylvia Pankhurst]
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James Compton, president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League from 1978-2006
He participated in a US-Soviet cultural exchange program in 1959-60, then received the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship from Morehouse College, which enabled him to study at the University of Grenoble (France) from 1959 to 1961.
[Thanks to the Special Collections and University Archives at UIC for the photo - James Compton . CULR_04_0212_2388_001, Chicago Urban League Records, University of Illinois at Chicago Library]
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People Who Studied Abroad #542:
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund
While pursuing a degree at Spelman College, she received the Merrill Scholarship, which allowed her to spend the 1958-59 school year studying at the University of Paris and in Geneva, Switzerland. She spent the following summer traveling to East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union thanks to a Lisle Fellowship.
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People Who Studied Abroad #144:
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, artist
As a child, he moved to Russia with his family, where he took private art lessons and enrolled in the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. Later in life he moved to Paris, France, where he studied at the Ecole Impériale and at the atelier of Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre.
People Who Studied Abroad #107:
Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
She received her kindergarten education in Moscow (Russia) when her family lived there (her father was a diplomat and professor). She later moved with her family to the United States, where she graduated from Belmont High School and Radcliffe College. She attended but did not finish a graduate course in International Relations at Balliol College, Oxford University (United Kingdom). She also took courses at the University of Grenoble’s CUEF center for foreign students (France) in summer 1983.