People of RCN
Reflections on a Return to Norway. There couldn’t be a better inspiration than sitting at the UWC Norway office while writing this. Three years after graduating from UWC RCN, Norway feels like a second home to me. I have been here during the last three summers, for Norwegian language courses and internships at a renewable energy firm and for volunteering at Startuplab. These activities would probably surprise my former [...]
Finding a different version of yourself Having earned the chance to attend a Norwegian boarding school offering a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Sara’s family had questions if she would be able to manage it without their support due to having a disorder called OI. ‘Especially my father has always provided me with lots of love and care.” says Sara. He was concerned about letting me go alone [...]
Eduardo Campbell was profiled in a piece written for Oklahoma University's student-run magazine, Forum, that looks at his journey as an Afro-Latinx individual and his leadership role with activism. We reprint it here. Follow the link to see the original. Ask Me About My Blackness, Not My Hair: A Conversation with Eduardo Campbell April 25, 2019 by Pickles An epiphany is what Eduardo called it. A sudden realization about [...]
Tsering Tashi is in his second and final year at UWC Red Cross Nordic. He came to know about this College four years ago, when he was in 8th grade. A video documentary he watched about students who have attended the College inspired him. So he started studying hard in order to get good grades - a criterion for winning a scholarship.Tsering says UWC Red Cross Nordic impacts his life [...]
I met Juan José, a bright 8-year-old boy, in a soccer training program in Medellin, Colombia in 2013. I still remember Juan José because he was special: he had just recovered from brain tumor treatment. His doggedness to learn by playing soccer and his keenness to share with other kids later became core principles of the out-of-school programs I began to work on. The story of Juan José [...]
First year student Kristín, from Iceland, has been vlogging about her experiences since arriving at the College in August 2018. Her weekly vlog gives an insight into what it is like to be a student here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUw5fTKMoZo Take a look at her channel for all the other videos.