Foundation Year Programme
Purposeful diversity is the key to UWC education and is a guiding principle for selection to RCN. We strongly believe that bringing together young persons from different backgrounds – cultural, political and social – for a shared educational experience is mutually beneficial to all, given that we create arenas where all take part on the same terms. Our aim for the students is that they shall learn and grow in all fields during their time here; be it in the residential, academic or extra-academic areas.
After having carried out a truly diverse selection, each year we see there are students who have gaps in their educational background – something that does not make it realistic for them to take their IB exam in two years. To enable them to cope and flourish, we have created a foundation year programme that aims to prepare them with language and study skills so that they can start the next year as fully prepared first year students. Our human environment of purposeful diversity becomes a resource for all when each and everyone is equipped to learn, progress and share.
Thanks to the Høegh Foundation and the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge for enabling us to set up the support infrastructure through our 20th Anniversary campaign. This is a crucial component for our purposely diverse recruitment.