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

People of RCN

Amanda Aarnio (RCN ’15-’17)

As I am writing this I’m in Cape Town, South Africa, one of eleven ports as part of our voyage around the globe. I am travelling with Semester at Sea, a school programme that in short could be described as an American-based floating university. Together with 500 other students, mostly American but also some international, we are studying while at sea and are free to explore the countries while [...]

March 25th, 2018|

Danish RCN alumni giving back

On Saturday 3rd March, a delegation consisting of RCN management team and Board members was invited to Gefion Gymnasium in central Copenhagen by Danish alumni to observe some of the individual interviews and group activities which are part of a Danish National Committee UWC selection day. Kathrine Norsk (RCN alumna) was our point of contact and one of the leaders of this year's selection process. It was a real pleasure [...]

March 7th, 2018|

Anne Terwitte (RCN ’01 – ’03)

When I graduated from RCN some 14 years ago I thought I‘d be coming back to Norway: perhaps to be an au pair (with no clue why I would want to look after kids); I thought maybe I‘d study Scandinavistics (with no clue why I would want that); and I thought one day I‘d come back to live in Flekke (again with no clue what I‘d be doing there). [...]

January 1st, 2018|

Magnea Gná Jóhannsdóttir (RCN ’15 – ’17)

I remember the time I ran early in the morning to class but stopped to look over the ice-layered fjord mirroring the mountains and being passed by five others who also stopped, breathed in the frozen air and became completely mesmerized by the view for a moment and then ran off to class. It was beautiful for many reasons. My United World College (UWC) experience goes under an umbrella of idealism, beauty [...]

December 20th, 2017|

Libby Mason

I first visited UWC Red Cross Nordic in the Spring of 2015, when I was doing a short tour of some UWCs in preparation for the UWC Pastoral Care Conference to be held at Pearson College in June 2016. It was, for me anyway, love at first sight; love of the beautiful setting, of the campus design, the connection with the Red Cross, and the sense of a familial [...]

December 4th, 2017|

Josh Macfarlane

Last week, we were pleased and honoured to share the news that Josh Macfarlane has been awarded the highest honour of the British Red Cross: the Dunant Award. Josh joined us at RCN in August 2016 as our annual Red Cross EVS volunteer. He comes to us with a wealth of experience and training with the British Red Cross, being an active volunteer since 2012, including his work with [...]

November 21st, 2017|