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  • Parent’s Guide to the IB Diploma

    Published 18/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    Being a parent is full of choices. And it's time for another one.

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  • Tips for getting winning references for your UWC application

    Published 12/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    As you work your way through the application to join a UWC school or college, depending on the application process that you're following you may be asked to provide references from both an academic referee and a non-academic referee.

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  • What is it like to be a parent of an international school student?

    Published 11/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    So your child wants to attend a global international school. You have lots of questions and a few concerns. What will put your mind at ease?

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  • How To Ready Your Teenager for A Lifetime of Change

    Published 03/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    How well does your teenager handle change?

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  • How Do I Know International Community School Is For Me?

    Published 28/08/18, by Clara Cruz

    Studying at an international community school is a unique experience. The environment, the people you study and live alongside and the way you learn are all intended to stretch you in ways you may not expect.

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  • What do UWC alumni want new students to know?

    Published 23/08/18, by Clara Cruz

    The UWC experience is unique. Through offering cross-cultural community, a focus on changemaking, and the academic rigour of the IB Diploma, UWC schools and colleges provide an education like no other.

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  • How can I give my application to UWC my best shot?

    Published 16/08/18, by Admin

    An application to study at a UWC school is the first step in a life-changing experience. Not just life-changing for you, but also for those whose lives you will impact during and after your time as a UWC student.

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  • Sharing your passions: how hobbies and interests can make your application form shine

    Published 16/08/18, by Admin
    We make no secret of the fact that two years studying at a UWC school towards the IB Diploma is a challenging experience. The UWC experience demands much more of our students than academic study alone. In addition to following a rigorous curriculu
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  • How to get offered a place at the world's best boarding schools

    Published 08/08/18, by Admin

    Being accepted to one of the world's best boarding schools is undoubtedly an achievement anyone should be proud of. But often the best schools are looking for so much more than outstanding academic grades or proof that you can afford the school fees. In this post we consider what the "best" actually looks like for you, and how to maximise your chances of being offered a place.

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  • What can you do now to make your future university application stand out?

    Published 30/07/18, by Clara Cruz

    For many students, attending a top university is a crucial step between finishing high school and starting an exciting life. But getting into the best university for you doesn't begin with the application form. In this post we explore what you can do in the years leading up to your university application to make sure that you shine and get into the university of your dreams.

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  • Beyond the rankings: how to find the best international school for your child

    Published 24/07/18, by Clara Cruz

    When it comes to choosing an international school for your child, you might be tempted to turn straight to in-country rankings to seek out the top of the table. But since international schools are all wildly different to one another, we take a closer look at factors that can make all the difference.

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  • When you need a new challenge in and out of class, what are the alternatives to your current school?

    Published 18/07/18, by Clara Cruz

    When you need a new challenge, or to broaden your horizons, what alternatives to your current school are available, and what's the right approach for you?

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