People of RCN2018-10-25T09:15:50+00:00

People of RCN

John Lihasi (RCN ’14-’16)

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 [...]

August 5th, 2019|

Sara Al-Husaynat (RCN ’16-’19)

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 [...]

July 16th, 2019|

Eduardo Campbell (RCN ’13-’15)

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 [...]

June 21st, 2019|

Tsering (RCN ’17-’19)

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 [...]

June 4th, 2019|

Hans Walter (RCN ’03-’05)

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 [...]

May 13th, 2019|