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  • Five steps to a completed UWC application

    Published 05/10/18, by Clara Cruz

    The first step in committing to your future as a change-maker comes from making the decision to spend two years of your life studying at a UWC school. The second step is being offered a place. But you can't get there if you don't complete the application form.

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  • Boarding school: it isn't what you think

    Published 25/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    You wake up in a musty, dark dormitory. It's a bit cold, and you're surrounded by paintings and decor from hundreds of years ago. You've got another long day of studying ahead, in creaking classrooms, surrounded by people that look and sound just like you.

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  • How to have an impact on the world while you’re still studying

    Published 20/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    This is where it all starts.

    You're young. You're passionate. You're full of ideas. And you know it can be done.

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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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  • 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 Amelia Redmond

    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 Amelia Redmond
    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 Amelia Redmond

    Getting into one of the world's best boarding schools is undoubtedly an achievement of which anyone should be proud. 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 on 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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  • 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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