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Davis United World College Scholars

Program

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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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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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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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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Women and Peanut Processing in Niger

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.

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Embroidery Empowers Afghan Women

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.

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Helping Abused Children Heal in Kenya

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.

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Creative Capitalism for the Developing World

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.”

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Camp for Blind and Sighted Children in Lebanon

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.

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Collecting Smiles in Srebrenica

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.

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