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Education Makes Visible

Something unique about the UWC as an educational movement, is the cooperation between the Colleges and the National Committees NC. We are fortunate to have strong NCs in all Nordic countries and work closely with them to to increase the impact we have in our region.  On March 14th we co-hosted an event for new and old friends of UWC at Asia, Aker Brygge in [...]

March 27th, 2019|

Nordic Global Concern

Every term we have a special day with no normal classes, where we focus on one of our pillars: Nordic, Humanitarian and Environmental. On Friday 15th March it was time for the Nordic Global Concern, an event by the students for the students. The workshop themes ranged from youth culture to migration and use of energy in the Nordic region. The event crowned a long [...]

March 26th, 2019|

Psycho-social first aid course

This weekend we held the Psycho-social first aid course for 20 interested students. The course is a part of our Red Cross Diploma and was led by Anita Nelissen Leirvåg. It went into depth about how people react in a crisis and emergency, as well as giving knowledge of how to deal with that person. The course also lets the students talk about their experiences [...]

March 20th, 2019|

Go Make A Difference

GoMakeADifference was created by Colin Habgood and his wife Jill Longson (AC ’81) in 2001, to provide grants to UWC students. This year, we have three projects from UWC Red Cross Nordic that have received the award. 1. Nicolas and Aristide's project is about installing biofil toilets in the school at Ghana, where the waste will go to the schools farm and serve as compost. [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Friluftsveka 2019 in Stryn

In the last 9 days, all first year students got to experience the cold, sunny, challenging and fun feelings of being deep in the mountains – as part of our annual Friluftsveka (Outdoor Week). The students arrived at the cabins near Stryn, many not knowing what the next 4 days would bring. Some were worried that their inexperience on skis would slow down their friends. [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Neil Davis Friluftsliv

An eager, enthusiastic, intrepid (and somewhat unsuspecting) team assembled for this year's "Neil Davis Memorial Friluftsliv" snowcaving trip in Gaularfjell: after 3.5 hrs of sweaty excavating and shovelling in a soft drizzle, a superbly cosy cave emerged complete with sheltered entrance-cooking area. The cuisine included deeply-appreciated and relished porridge & raisins (Dutch & Italian members, rather bizarrely, adding chocolate powder), tomato soup-couscous & noodles and [...]

February 19th, 2019|

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