“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).
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).
A biology major and premed student, Nathanael works as a residential advisor to younger students and is a leader in the campus Christian Fellowship.
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.
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.
For Kumba Seddu, the deadly 2014-15 Ebola crisis in her homeland may have pointed her toward a pathway for making a difference.
“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.
Paul- Miki’s innovation — an inexpensive, solar-powered cell-phone charger — could create new opportunities all over his home continent.
“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).
Growing up in Kenya, James Meyo (Kenya, Mahindra UWC, Bates ’14) saw a lot of sickness from infectious disease.
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.
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.
When he was eight years old, Charles Benson Data Alemi fled the war in southern Sudan, his homeland.
“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.
Shelby and Gale Davis continue to support leadership and the UWC movement with a $15M donation to the Davis-UWC IMPACT program.
“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.”
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.
Current Middlebury College Davis UWC scholars, alumni, and faculty from partner institutions gathered to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the world's largest international scholarship program.
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.