Ousmane Kabre is a junior at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is majoring in accounting. He told the student newspaper at the university that “accounting is just my career. My interest is in education and politics.”
Kabre plans to stay in the United States after graduation to work in accounting for several years. But his goal is to return to his native Burkina Faso in West Africa and establish a university for students from low-income families.
Kabre came to the United States nearly four years ago and spent the first four months learning the English language. He then earned an associate’s degree at Madison Area Technical College and enrolled in an accounting program at the University of Wisconsin where he could achieve his bachelor’s and master’s degrees within five years.