Congratulations to Warren Han, 2024 Bonderman Travel Fellow

Submitted by Ingrid Richter on

Congratulations to Warren Han, a 2024 Bonderman Travel Fellow!

UW students traveling with this $26,000 fellowship set off on journeys that are eight months long and take them to at least two regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects, or research. Established in 1995, this fellowship aims to expose students to the intrinsic, often life-changing, benefits of international travel. 

Warren’s Bonderman Fellowship journey is an exploration and re-connection with what makes us the most human. His travels will take him through South Korea, Thailand, Northern Africa, and Peru. His travel explores the notion of the Absurd across the world. Given a life which is short, uncertain, and full of struggle – it reflects a creature which is short-sighted, greedy, and selfish. Despite this, Warren believes what defines our humanity is not our shortcomings, but a shared acknowledgement of mutual hardships. And in that acknowledgement, we find a potential to rise above self-interest and embrace camaraderie, laughter, and a stoic diligence to a meaningful existence.

Congratulations, Warren!