After graduating from Whitworth with a B.A. in International Studies in 2012, Adrian Kitimbo was accepted at the prestigious University of Oxford.
That’s an achievement in itself, but what makes it even more impressive is that Kitimbo was also accepted into graduate programs at three other renowned universities in the United Kingdom: the London School of Economics, King’s College, and University College. Kitimbo chose Oxford, where his graduate work will focus on international development and conflicts. Eventually, he hopes to work in Uganda as an expert on development. “I am very passionate about engaging humanitarian problems in regions embroiled in civil conflicts, and helping to properly manage development in poor countries such as Uganda,” Kitimbo says.
After hearing about Whitworth from a friend, Kitimbo visited campus and was impressed with the content and structure of the international studies program; after that visit, he knew it was where he belonged. “I had a wonderful time at Whitworth,” he says. “The school's community was very friendly and supportive. I also felt like Whitworth was a very intellectually stimulating environment, where all sorts of discussions could be held.”