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Davis United World College Scholars

Program

Making the Most of the Chance to Serve

“The moment I came to Hood, I realized that this is a great opportunity—I’m going to use it to the fullest,” says Ana Filipovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina, UWC in Mostar, Hood College ’16).

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Working toward a Fuel-Cell Future

As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, “At the core of a sustainable future is green and nonpolluting power and electricity production,” writes David Urnes Johnson (Norway, Red Cross Nordic UWC, U. Florida ’11).

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Making an Impact Near and Far

A biology major and premed student, Nathanael works as a residential advisor to younger students and is a leader in the campus Christian Fellowship.

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The “Social Premium” of a Super-Fruit

Having grown up as a member of Vietnam’s largest ethnic group, Linh Tran came to Brown wondering how to make a difference for those from less-developed regions of her country.

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Reporting from a Nation in Turmoil

Zaheena Rasheed (Maldives, Mahindra UWC, Middlebury ’11.5) is a working journalist in one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a working journalist.

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Widening the Pathways to Tech Success


“It’s really hard for people of color to get the opportunities or train themselves as software developers,” EJ explains. “I try to help them build the confidence they need, and look out for side projects they can work on.

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Powering the Hopes of Millions

Paul- Miki’s innovation — an inexpensive, solar-powered cell-phone charger — could create new opportunities all over his home continent.

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Finding New Frontiers for Storytelling

“Stories have been a vital part of every single culture since the beginning of humanity — this is how we make sense of the world around us,” says Weronika Jurkiewicz (Poland,
Li Po Chun UWC, Columbia ’15).

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Seeking a Personal Path in Climate Science

Majoring in history and biology, Rebecca Konijnenberg assumed she’d need to choose a career path in either science or the humanities. But when she began studying the ocean in some depth, her interests began to converge.

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Doing Business across 10 Time Zones

Working in India for Africair, Inc., a Florida-based firm that provides over 70 countries with U.S.-made equipment such as aircraft and all-terrain vehicles, Hormuz serves clients as regional manager for East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

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Engineering New Energy for Creativity

“Creativity has to exist in the engineering mind-set. If you don’t get a little creative, you can’t possibly improve what already exists,” says Union engineering major Hristina Milojevic.

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A Tireless “Connector” on Campus

“I just follow my interests, and it’s worked out for me,” says Lake Forest College senior Akua Agyei. “I’ve learned to listen, and to observe what’s going on around me before I act.”

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Tapping the Power of Two Wheels

Growing up in rural Uganda, Muyambi Muyambi (Uganda, UWC Red Cross Nordic, Bucknell University ’11) saw that a durable, simple bicycle can change a life.

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A Letter of Hope

Habibullah Rezai embarked on an incredible journey in pursuit of higher education, leaving behind his family in Afghanistan.

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"A Dream Come True"

A Zawya article celebrates the growing global scope of the UWC movement, including the voices of students whose lives were transformed by the program.

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Giving Back

Learn, earn, return! Listen to a message from Shelby Davis about the importance of giving back.

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Making a Life in Music

Phuc Phan shares his passion for the cello, born of difficult years of study and practice, with his college and the world.

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