Are you a candidate to go on an Arctic expedition for global change makers?

Along with other UWCs, we have been asked by Norway-based FutureTalks to help them recruit a total of 10 young leaders (18-25 years old) to go on an expedition to the Arctic, August 2018, as part of a group of 100 global leaders and change makers. The other participants of the expedition are current leaders in different fields; politics, arts, research, business etc.

UWC RCN will nominate a max of 2 current students and max 2 recent alums to be put forward to a pool of candidates from which 10 individuals will be chosen.

The ship has warming suits + life jackets for all. All delegates will receive a gift bag from Future Talks with wool underwear. Participants will need to bring normal warm hiking boots.  The expedition is mostly on the ship with on shore excursions. Nothing out of the usual will be needed. But warm clothes and hiking boots – yes.

What are they looking for? FutureTalks wants to invite individuals with a passion and a clear drive to make a change.

How do you apply?
Please fill in the attached form by 4th of March and –
Alumni should send the form to:
Current RCN students should send the form to:

Cost implications: FutureTalks will cover the costs of the actual expedition for each UWC. Alumni can apply to RCN towards covering the costs of flights from Oslo to/from the Arctic (booked through Hurtigruta at NOK 6000 per person) and accommodation in Oslo for two nights.

FutureTalks is an impact initiative co-founded by a UWC alumna, Silje Vallestad, whom is also a serial entrepreneur that has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum and one of the top 20 business thinkers in the Nordics. With FutureTalks she continues her mission to connect and engage passionate and entrepreneurial youth with global leaders from all sectors in discussions around the future of humanity and our planet. Cross sectors. Cross national borders. Cross generations.

From August 23-28th this year 100 hand-picked delegates are invited on an Arctic expedition. This will be a true adventure and journey – both literally as they explore the Arctic dessert together, and personally connecting with brilliant people and discussing the path forward for humanity and our planet. This expedition will initiate FutureTalks and the community of FutureThinkers cross generations, sectors and borders. A one day conference in Oslo will kickstart the journey.

FutureTalks wants to engage the young, and has teamed up with the UWC International to help find a diverse group of youth aged 18-25 to join the expedition. We are looking for the “changemakers”. Those who see challenges and opportunities – and act on them. The future entrepreneurs and leaders. They need to be passionate and have a fire in them. Be the ones who start things. The ones who jump on this opportunity because they understand that this is only the start, and that this network can help them scale and grow any initiative in the future.The organizers are looking for diversity and especially encourage students from non-western countries to apply.

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