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Davis United World College Scholars

Program

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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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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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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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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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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Honoring a UWC Legacy

In the global United World College community, Astrid Stuth has an uncommon distinction: she’s a second-generation UWC graduate.

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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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