UWC alumni gather at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference at the University of Phoenix, Arizona.
Habibullah Rezai embarked on an incredible journey in pursuit of higher education, leaving behind his family in Afghanistan.
A Zawya article celebrates the growing global scope of the UWC movement, including the voices of students whose lives were transformed by the program.
Learn, earn, return! Listen to a message from Shelby Davis about the importance of giving back.
Samantha Wai Sze Wong led a team of students in developing markets for energy-efficient radar technology developed at the University of Oklahoma.
Pranav Ramkrishnan harnessed his technological skills to make medical care more efficient through the use of mobile phones.
Joining forces with Clinton Global Initiative University, Davis UWC Scholars are making commitments to projects to improve lives around the world.
Ajla Karajko built a playground to bring together a war-damaged community in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Phuc Phan shares his passion for the cello, born of difficult years of study and practice, with his college and the world.
Lomoro “Moses” Santino and Yvonne Ayesiga are a force for service, both in Africa and on the American campus they’ve called home.
During a recent visit to the UWC of South East Asia, program co-founder Shelby Davis shared some words of wisdom with the students.
St. Olaf College celebrates its UWC Davis Scholars and the abundance of insights and global experiences that they bring to the educational community.
Aaron Bos-Lun is not waiting until he graduates from Wheaton College to apply the UWC mission.
Fabiola Miakassissa has had a tremendous impact on her classmates—bringing a very different perspective from the developing world.
As an Albright Institute Fellow, Wellesley senior Siwen Chen helped prepare an in-depth briefing on meeting global energy demands
Anjali Appadurai was chosen from hundreds of youth to deliver their final statement to the UN climate-change summit. Her speech made global news.
Macalester College senior Rayanatou Laouali worked with a group of women in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Niger to organize and register a peanut-processing cooperative.
In Kabul, Afghanistan, Colby College senior Sulaiman Nasseri lived under the Taliban regime and saw the nightmarish ways it treated women. “I wanted to do something for the women of Afghanistan — especially for my mom,” he said.
When Ansally Kuria interned at a Nairobi nonprofit that strives to prevent sexual violence and assist survivors, she saw children struggling to recover from serious abuse, and she wanted to do more to help them.
When Shekhar Bhende read about a talk Bill Gates gave, urging business leaders to focus their energies on creating products with a social benefit, Shekhar realized that “business and philanthropy aren’t really separate.”
Maysa Mourad and three fellow Wellesley College students led Camp Rafiqi in Lebanon, which brought together blind and sighted children and helped break down the social stigma associated with disability.
In Srebrenica, Bosnia, where over 8,000 Muslims were murdered by Serbian Army units in 1995, Methodist University students worked with a local expert on the genocide to help 14 families still struggling to recover.
At a home for orphaned children in Lexojme, Albania, Amherst College senior Iris Alia, of Albania, and American student Kathryn Libby brought 500 new books to a library that, when they arrived, had just a few shelves of old books covered thickly in dust.
In their home nation of Nepal, Savant Shrestha and Kumud Ghimire brought sand, concrete, pipes, and steel for a new water system to a western mountain village where women and children had been trudging two hours each day to gather water.
In the global United World College community, Astrid Stuth has an uncommon distinction: she’s a second-generation UWC graduate.
In Tajikistan’s most isolated mountain region, nongovernmental organizations are often reluctant to do projects, considering the area too dangerous. But two Tajiki students from Earlham College did not.
“They hadn’t had any art supplies, and they all wanted to draw. We asked them to draw home. Ninety percent of their drawings were images of helicopters, tanks, buildings with soldiers.”
Watching her home country struggle with rising stresses related to diversity, Dristy Shrestha decided to set an example of collaboration and tolerance by organizing a nationwide camp of Nepalese Scouts in Kathmandu.
In Kabul, Davis UWC Scholar Nafisa Mohammadi set out to clean up a two-acre dump site that was contaminating her home neighborhood. But she ran into so many complications that she changed plans.