So, after procrastinating long enough, I present, MY FIRST BLOG POST! I’ve never blogged before (except for the attempt when I went to Canada last year… again parents, I am so so sorry about that!), but I have reason to now! I am proud to be attending the Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong, with term starting in September. I have barely begun to take it in, but many injections later, it’s beginning to sink in! In August, I will be leaving behind my amazing family and friends for pastures new, and will study the IB.
Most of you lovely people reading this are family or friends (hi!), but if you are a potential UWCer and are applying through GB like I did, my next post will be all about the application process, the interviews and other bits and bobs, so keep your eyes peeled!
I first found out about UWC when a friend applied a few years ago. After some research, I decided that this was totally for me, and I approached my amazing parents who supported me, and continue to support me 110% (thanks guys! ❤ ). Intrigued, I signed up for the 3 week Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership in the Canadian UWC, and I had an absolute blast. It was such a spectacular time, where I met students and made friends with people from all over the world. I would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone who asked. It really cemented the fact that I wanted to apply, and made me even more determined to get in!
I guess I should explain UWC a bit more. The United World Colleges (or UWC) are a chain of 14 world wide colleges, and all aim to achieve a peaceful and sustainable future by delivering a ‘transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students’. Every student undertakes the IB- international baccalaureate- which is perfect for someone like me, who managed to narrow their a level choices down to 7! To pass the IB, you have to take a maths (which I’m not so thrilled about!) a science, a humanity, your first language, a second language, and an art. You have to study 3 at a higher level, and 3 at a standard level, so I’m really looking forward to studying geography at a higher level in particular!