UWC Life

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Academics

UWC has a unique approach to teaching, where the personal development of the student is central. Students are challenged to developed their own well-founded ideas and express them in their work; often understanding and asking questions is more important than factual knowledge. Classes are run using diverse teaching methods and resources. Experiential learning is encouraged and students are given opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The process of learning and the UWC life experience are inseparable – one completes the other in many unusual ways.

 
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Residential Life

Living on campus is a significant part of the UWC experience for many of our students. Through living as well as studying together, students learn about other cultures and learn the importance of international and intercultural understanding. The UWC staff who also live on campus or in the student residences play an important role in pastoral care. It is important for students to have an open mind, show respect for each other, be ready to cooperate and compromise with others and act with integrity and responsibility.

 
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Extra-Academic Program

An important feature that distinguishes UWC is the devotion of its staff and students to the extra-academic program. In addition to the high academic standards, a strong emphasis on community service and a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities are all part of the challenge and excitement of a UWC education. At UWC, students and staff from many different nationalities and backgrounds form a vibrant and enthusiastic community as they work on projects and develop together.

 
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Community Service

Community service is a vital part of the UWC education at every United World College. UWC community service projects enable young people to develop a sense of social responsibility and become involved in the community in which they are living. UWC students are given the responsibility and courage to identify opportunities and take the lead. Community service at UWC is appropriate to the local environment.

 

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