This blog has existed for two years and reported all about the obviously best two years of my life! Between September 2011 and May 2013 I wrote about the events at the Li Po Chun United World College, my experience in Hongkong and Mainland China and adventures all over the world. I now study at the European campus of the French Grande École Sciences Po in Nancy.
I had applied for a scholarship of the German National Committee of UWC in December 2010, and was then one of twenty happy Germans who may spend their last two years of school between autumn 2011 and May 2013 at one of the worldwide thirteen United World Colleges.
Each United World College is visited by selected students from over 100 countries. 2012 UWC celebrated its 50th anniversary, in 2014 the German Robert Bosch United World College opened its doors. The concept of the education movement, created by the German educationalist Kurt Hahn in 1962, aims at uniting young people from all over the world, so that they can live and learn together for two years. During that time the students initiate and participate in several projects who work for global tolerance and equal rights, mutual responsibility, international communication, peace and sustainability. After their two years at a UWC, the students graduate with an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).
Information about the colleges and the concept of UWC can be found at uwc.org. I can just advise you to inform yourselves and apply. It is definitely worth it, especially as – thanks to the sponsors – full and partial sponsorships are given.
I hope you enjoy reading my articles, and I am always happy about feedback. Earlier articles will be written in German, but since August 2012 I wrote mainly in English!
Enjoy! All the best,