In this post I’ll be informing you about my future school. I will be attending Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, a boarding school located in Hong Kong (no way, what! So unexpected..)
“UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.”
United World Colleges (UWC) is a movement that gatheres youths from all over the globe into one classroom where you hear about the conflicts in Afghanistan from a person born in Afghanistan.
The movement has 17 schools in 17 different countries where the National Committee of Norway selects 40 Norwegian teenagers to travel to these schools to finish High School at a different place than home. For me, the application process was long, nervewracking and even educational, ahaha. I sent the application in January, got invited to an interview in February and got my acceptance mail in March!
All UWC schools follow the same barriculate program, it is called IB. Here I will have 6 subjects that I will study deeply throughout my two years at the school. The IB diploma is recognised all over the world, giving you interviews with the biggest colleges! In addition, somthing I find very appealing, is something they have called CAS activities.
CAS activities, or Quan Cai as they call them in Hong Kong, stands for Action, Creativity and Service. Within these three subjects you have to A: do something creative, like coreographing dances, B: do something with action, like playing football or go monitoring coral reefs, and C: do something for the local community, like visit an elderly home or such things. This will develop the students minds as well as the academics.
Since the school is a boarding school, meaning I’ll be leaving my family behind in my hometown, I will be living on campus of the school. There are 250 students at LPCUWC, and all of us will be sharing rooms. One room is shared by four students, leaving you with only a corner of the room with a bed, closet and desk. Of course there are other areas to hang out, such as common rooms and stuff. I don’t know who my roomates are yet, we won’t know until we arrive at the campus.
Above is a picture of the school, the building with a pool (a pool!!) in the bottom left corner is Li Po Chun – where I will be spending my next two years.
A pool on campus, say whaaaat!
There you go! Hoping this post educated you a little bit about what I’ll be doing the next years, but if not – please ask me! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment in the commentsection.