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How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?

Lester B.Pearson

Early supporter of Pearson College, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Nobel Peace Laureate

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

We have realized our dream to create a dream school for you. Please go out and realize your dream and other’s dreams.

Wesley Chiu,

Member of UWC National Committee of China, board member of UWC Changshu China

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91

UWC was one of the ten members of the international schools association that created the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva in 1963 … today, they are taken in over 4,000 schools worldwide and have become the gold standard for university entrance.

Sir John Daniel

Chair of UWC International Board and International Council 

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

UWC Changshu Foundation  Programme offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for UWC students to thrive in further academic study and to lead amidst the complexity presented by the 21st Century workplace.

The Programme builds upon students’ prior knowledge while cultivating key transferrable skills, from design thinking to research and collaboration, in order for them to succeed in the IB Diploma Programme. Students study a wide range of subjects, including Chinese, English, Mathematics; electives in Humanities, Science, Modern Languages and Art, as well as Critical Thinking, 'Peace and Sustainable Future' course and the Passion Project.   

In each subject, learning is grounded in real-life local and global contexts, with a concept-focused, inquiry-based pedagogical approach to enhance student learning.


The core features of the curriculum consist of:

Foundation Programme for UWC Changshu China

At UWC Changshu China, students joining in Grade 10 undertake the one-year Foundation Programme (FP).

Foundation Programme for UWC Changshu China Details

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