(Photo taken pre-covid) For each UWC-er, UWC has a different meaning. For some, it is the best place for academics, the best place for diversity, or, most importantly, the best place for life-changing experiences. I can’t deny that it is accurate, but with UWCs located in all parts of the world, everyone is special and has different realities. UWC Costa Rica has the particularity to have a very big heart. It comes from the essence of this community and the people within it.  The first case of COVID-19 had been alerted in Costa Rica on the 6th of March 2020. We were not even at the 10th case, and already the situation had impacted the whole community. All activities off-campus stopped, and measures were put into place. We could not go outside the campus for more than ninety minutes and were recommended to use hand sanitizer on our way out of campus.  We could not miss the posters on the wall as we made our way into class - that reminded us to wash our hands, use hand sanitizer, and ta

Tips for the interview

  How to succeed at the UWC interview? Pura Vida! People on the other side of the world! I hope you are all doing well with your life and hope you feel great for the upcoming 11 months that remains for the year 2020. In addition, I wish you all Happy New Year and hope that later you would be selected for a scholarship for UWC! Currently, I am experiencing a great moment, full of diversity, learning and challenges ... But before you get to the point I am in my UWC experience. You have to go through the ultimate test ... THE INTERVIEW! If you are one of the lucky ones who were contacted for an interview with the national committee’s members of Burkina Faso. Congratulations! But, still it is finished... The interview itself seems really difficult for most of the candidates, many of them come out from discouraged, with the mindset that UWC was not made for them. Also, If you've heard rumors like the interview is overwhelming or that it's a horrible expe

Place à l'Interview!!

Comment réussir à l’interview d’UWC? Pura Vida ! Les gens à l’autre bout du monde ! J’espère que tout se passe bien dans votre vie et que vous vous sentez en pleine forme pour les 11mois qu’il reste à l’avenir pour l’année 2020. De plus, je vous souhaite surtout Bonne année et que plus tard vous soyez retenue pour une offre de bourse à UWC !   Actuellement, je passe une super expérience, pleine de diversité, d’apprentissage et de challenge… ' Mais, avant d’arriver à là où j’en suis actuellement dans mon expérience d’UWC. Il faut passer par le test ultime… L’INTERVIEW ! Si vous faites partie de ces chanceux qui ont été contactés pour une interview avec les membres du comité national du Burkina Faso. Je vous souhaite Félicitation ! Mais, ce n’est que partie remise… L’interview en elle-même parait difficile pour la plupart des candidats, beaucoup en ressort découragé et pensant que UWC n’était pas fait pour eux. Si vous avez entendue des rumeurs comme quo