40 students, 30 countries, one year—a singular Watson Fellowship

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Students of Unusual Promise

What would you do if you had a year to travel the world, immersing yourself in your greatest passion? Each year, the Thomas J. Watson Foundation gives students of "unusual promise" exactly that: a year to travel the world, exploring fields of study that interest them most. The only catch? They can't come home until the year is up.

It was a real pleasure to work with Foundation director Chris Kasabach to create a video showcasing the Watson Foundation's initiative and the amazing journeys that these individuals take.

This is a shortened version of the official eight-minute animation. To see the complete video (containing all 40 fellows), please contact Hieronymus.