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

People of RCN

Kainat (RCN ’17-’19)

UWC Red Cross Nordic is Kainat’s tenth school. The frequent school changes were not a result of the family moving to new places but came from her desire to get a good quality education.  She is the first born to a family of three children and started reading books at an early age. Kainat sees the connection between her desire for a quality education and her love of [...]

April 23rd, 2019|

Maarten Hillebrandt (RCN ’01-’03)

If ever a national stereotype applied to a young adolescent, for me, it would be the famed Dutch directness. From a young age, I strived to “tell it as I see it”. In high school, this got me into trouble with the board, when the school newspaper of which I was editor-in-chief published a series of less-than-favourable articles about disruptive building works on the school grounds. As I entered Red [...]

November 14th, 2018|

Guðmundur Hegner Jónsson – Rektor

Guðmundur and Katarina "This place is so full of life, even before we have started the term." Katarina has arrived here to work together with Guðmundur, who is starting his new position as Rektor at UWC Red Cross Nordic. He expands on her early impressions with enthusiasm, "This is a place where people can embrace the people around them and discover themselves in ways that are unique [...]

September 21st, 2018|

Junette Maxis (RCN ’05-’07)

Clinton Global Initiative Stay Hungry In 2011, I was attending the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event when the former US president Bill Clinton said to me, “Stay hungry”. I must admit, although I heard the words, it would take a few years for me to understand exactly what he meant. Back then, I was a senior at Luther College in Iowa. During my years at UWC [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Sumaya Said Salma (RCN ’15-’18)

When Sumaya arrived at UWC Red Cross Nordic in July 2015, she new little of what was awaiting her. She had very basic English, no IT knowledge, and she thought there would only be Norwegians on campus. Finding herself surrounded by different cultures and facing many immediate challenges was not easy in the beginning, but this is what she now is most grateful for: “In my culture and religion, peace [...]

July 6th, 2018|