After graduating from UWCD, our alumna Natalie Bianca (Kenya, UWCD’20, Kenya) continued her education at Lake Forest College in Illinois. She is a freshman majoring in Chemistry and double minors in Biology and as well as Women & Gender studies. Below, Natalia ponders on her time at UWCD, reminisces on her days at the campus, and shares how IB has prepared her for college life.
News & Events
As part of the Americas' Regional Evening that took place last week, Thomas Baxter, UWCD second-year student from Canada, reached out to Perry Bellegarde, the National Chief of the Canadian Assembly of First Nations, and organised a Zoom discussion about the Canadian Indigenous. Here is what Thomas says about this experience.
Read an article by our second year student Rachel Huang (Taiwan, UWCD'21) on environmental Focus Day at UWCD.
Abdur-Raheem Idowu, our Norwegian-Nigerian DP2 student, is a "Dare to Dream" scholar supported by Shelby Davis. Raheem told us about his life-long interests, new hobbies and plans for the future.
Shohruz (UWCD'21) is our student from Tajikistan, whose scholarship to UWCD is supported by Shelby Davis. Over the summer Shohruz with a group of friends created a school back home - they managed to find a venue, get support and taught unprivileged children from the village.
Miqayel Simonyan (Armenia, UWCD’16) is our first generation alumnus. Upon the closure of his college campus in the US due to COVID-19, Miqayel returned to Armenia and launched a fashion startup - “Mischa”, in his birth city Ijevan.
Dar Foundation and Nikita Mishin have supported UWC Dilijan since the very beginning. To this point, four students - Sophia Bikbaeva, Evgeny Ivanov, Liudmila Paymukhina and Artem Novikov - have been beneficiaries of the Dar Foundation scholarships.
Dilinews is a UWC Dilijan initiative designed to teach locals media literacy. Led by Margarita, Ani and Anahit, local students have an opportunity to learn about the history and implications of media, how to identify fake news and propaganda.
Our first year student Khang Le Nguyen (Vietnam, UWCD’22) summarizes the Asia-pacific regional evening of UWCD.