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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

Cassandra Poyiadjis-Osler

Cassandra joined UWC Changshu China as an IBDP Geography teacher in 2019 from UWC Maastricht. She has been teaching in UWCs for five years. She has experience in MYP Individuals and Societies and IBDP Global Politics for which she is a member of IB Subject Review team. Cassandra believes in transformative experiential learning and values-based education. She is an experienced facilitator of courses in Youth Social Entrepreneurship, Critical Engagement and Active Global Citizenship. She believes in the importance of integrating UWCs within host countries and is keen to expand place-based learning in UWC Changshu China.

Cassandra is a graduate of UWC Atlantic College in Wales and has a B.A. in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Sussex. Prior to her career in education, she worked in BBC post-production and co-founded a local newspaper in Bristol. Cassandra has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Oxford and is currently studying towards an M.A. in International Relations and Contemporary War at King’s College London. Her research interests are in international relations theory and peace education.

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