Chloe Eberhard ’23, a writing major at IC, attended a UWC school in Maastricht in the Netherlands, starting at the age of 9. She spent two years in China before finishing at Maastricht and enrolling at Ithaca in the fall of 2019.
“The goal of the UWC program is to create leaders of the world, so we were constantly being thrust into leadership roles,” she said. “When I was 15, I started my own choir which I ran for three years.
“I want to make changes, and I feel my time in the program gave me the skill set to do that,” Eberhard continued. “I think it’s great that the college is going to be part of the program, and I’m glad other UWC students will get the chance to have the same experience as I’ve had.”
The college is already benefiting from the partnership. The UWC program offers current students the opportunity to apply for a Projects for Peace grant, which provides $10,000 from the Davis Foundation to develop and implement a project for the summer, anywhere in the world, which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties.
Himadri Seth ’23 was selected for a grant for her proposal to create a computer-based curriculum for the children of G.B. Road, Delhi’s largest red-light district.