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Aleksandra Szczęsny (Ola) UWCD’18 reflects on her experience at UWCD

Aleksandra Szczęsny (Ola) UWCD’18, who is currently a student  at Connecticut College, USA, reflects on her experience at UWCD and how it “brought the whole world closer”. Ola also shares how becoming a young mother changed her priorities making her life richer and more fulfilled. (In the picture: Ola with her daughter Amelia.)

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Story of Jeremy Chan (Hong Kong, UWCD'18)

Jeremy Chan is our third generation alumnus from Hong Kong. After UWCD, Jeremy first took a gap year with Global Citizen Year in order to take a break and reflect on his two years in Armenia. Currently he is at Davidson College in North Carolina. For his third year of university, Jeremy is studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science as an Economics major and Latin American Studies minor.

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The Journey from UWCD to King's College: Story of Ani Gevorgyan (Armenia, UWCD'16)

Ani is our first-generation alumna from Armenia. After UWCD, Ani completed her studies at King’s College London and was determined to return to Armenia to use her skills and experience to benefit her country. She currently works at the National Democratic Institute as the Program Officer of the women’s empowerment team.
 

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“How to spot and counter disinformation”: Workshop by Tina Zournatzi

Last week we hosted Tina Zournatzi, the Head of Strategic Communication at the European Commission.
Tina oversees corporate communication campaigns at pan-European level, while also spearheading the Commission’s strategic communications response to disinformation. Tina held an interactive workshop with our students on “ How to spot and counter disinformation”.

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"We brought millions and millions of people onto the streets": David Wicker (Italy, UWCD'23) about the Global Climate Strike movement

David is our DP1 student from Italy. David is one of the organisers of Fridays for Future - a youth-led global climate strike movement that started in August 2018. Together with other activists David organised six global strikes, bringing millions of people onto the streets of even the remotest places of Earth. In September a climate strike took place at UWC Dilijan. 

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"Applying my knowledge to benefit the community I find myself in"

Our alumnus Emilio Rosas Gutierrez (Mexico, UWCD'21) was awarded the Woodruff Scholarship from Emory University in Atlanta, USA, where he plans to major in art history or linguistics. During his two years in Dilijan, Emilio founded the mindfulness club at school, served on the Student and Community Councils and Sustainability Committee and was a facilitator for Dilijan Community Center’s art workshops with children. 

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