UWC schools and colleges run exchanges to introduce new perspectives and approaches and to bring UWC values to a wider audience
Awareness of Blindness
Every year, students from UWC Red Cross Nordic visit the Laski School for the Blind in Poland as part of their project based learning programme. Students from Laski are also invited to visit UWC Red Cross Nordic.
"Sharing the Laski students' normal lifestyle in Poland allowed me to see that they are just like us."
-Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni, UWC Red Cross Nordic student
"I tried to rock climb for the first time. ...I found it very cool."
-Michael Filochowski, Laski student
Nordic - Saharawi Exchange
UWC Red Cross Nordic runs a volunteer exchange programme in partnership with Fredskorpset (the Norwegian Peace Corps). The programme allows students in the Nordic region and Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria to act as cultural ambassadors for their countries.
"During my time at UWC Red Cross Nordic, I learnt new things almost every day from the teachers and the students. It was an unforgettable experience, and one that I am looking forward to sharing with my people back home."
-Basiri Mulay El-Hasan, from Western Sahara
Waterford Kahmlaba UWC in Swaziland has a teacher exchange programme with Marlborough College in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Waterford teacher Lisa Mbuli gained insight into a different type of educational establishment while Marlborough teacher Richard Lamont gained experience of teaching the IB Diploma before it was introduced at Marlborough. This connection continued in 2011 when Abel Magongo and Polycarp Wekesa, Maths and Geography teachers from Waterford, visited Marlborough to run an in-house IB Diploma training workshop.
UWC Red Cross Nordic organised an exchange allowing volunteers from the Nordic region to teach in the Ningxia province of China while teachers from Ningxia University are hosted at UWC Red Cross Nordic.