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Today's teenagers are likely to have lived in more locations and explored more career choices than previous generations as they enter adulthood.

Give Your Child Education that Champions Diversity

By Edwin Shankar
Published November 20, 2019

The best choice of school is one that looks beyond just good grades as a measure of success.Today’s teenagers are likely to have lived in more locations and explored more career choices than previous generations as they enter adulthood. Parents play a key role in equipping their children for these constant transitions. But how else can you prepare them for it? One option is to consider sending your child to an international school that champions diversity.

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If parents want the most fulfilling education for their child, the best choice of school will be one that looks beyond just good grades as a measure of success.

Send your child to an international school that champions diversity. Typically set in memorable locations, United World Colleges (UWC) is a global network of 18 boarding schools on four continents which shares the belief that education can help create a better world for everyone. From royalty to refugee, students come from a deliberately diverse range of socio-economic, religious, national, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They live together, study the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and learn the skills to become tomorrow’s changemakers. To date, more than 60,000 graduates have had the opportunity to receive a UWC education.

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United World Colleges (UWC) is a global network of 18 boarding schools on four continents which shares the belief that education can help create a better world for everyone.Examples of some of the colleges include:

  • UWC Red Cross Nordic is set in a beautiful fjord landscape on the West Coast of Norway. Here students can take part in a diverse range of cultural and co-curricular activities
  • Based in a safe and caring community, UWC Costa Rica offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) in both Spanish and English. Students also benefit from a culture of social and emotional wellness
  • Overlooking the waters of Starfish Bay and Tolo Harbour, Li Po Chun UWC provides the opportunity to initiate and run projects and develop a deeper understanding of China and Asia.

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Today's teenagers are likely to have lived in more locations and explored more career choices than previous generations as they enter adulthood.Applicants who need financial assistance can apply to UWC through their UWC national committee of residency or citizenship – these volunteer-based UWC selection bodies are located in over 150 countries. Students who do not need a scholarship can apply through the Global Selection Programme (GSP). The deadlines for applications through the UWC national committees are available on uwc.org/applicationdeadlines. For more information on how to apply, visit uwc.org/howtoapply.

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