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Reasons to Teach at UWC Changshu China
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

Reasons to Teach at UWC Changshu China

Our Community: Diverse and Close-Knit

• Not just a school, but an international movement that believes in the power of education to change the world.

• Creative, enthusiastic students from a rich variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Students from over 120 different countries and regions have called our campus home.

• Globally diverse faculty with wide range of skills and interests.

• Welcoming, collaborative spirit that extends well beyond orientation to holiday celebrations and a broad range of community events and activities.

Educational Programme: Innovative, Student-Centered, and Impactful

• Continually challenging ourselves to live UWC values – in and beyond the classroom.

• An environment open to new approaches to teaching and learning paired with robust support for classroom tools and technology.

• An intentional, joyful residential life program that facilitates rewarding opportunities for mentorships through advisory and the house system.

• Students drive our extracurricular Zhixing programs with mentorship by faculty supervisors, including robotics, sailing, girls coding, basketball, and many more.

• Immersive engagement with Chinese language and culture, including world-class language classes open to faculty, dragon-boat racing, traditional arts and music, and school trips to major cultural sites, rural areas, and stunning natural scenery.

Campus & Location: A Great Place for Living & Learning

• Beautiful modern campus located on an island in Kuncheng Lake – a protected ecological zone ideal for walking and cycling.

• World-class facilities, including indoor 6-lane pool, gym, and track with climate control and air filters.

• Family-friendly facilities, including a playground and on-site kindergarten.

• Easy day- and weekend-trips to two of China’s most vibrant cities: Suzhou (40 minutes’ drive) and Shanghai (2 hours’ drive).

Opportunities for Professional Growth

• Dedicated time for faculty to engage in professional learning days, learning symposia, regular professional learning communities.

• A culture of collaborative planning and reflection.

• Individual support for workshops, conferences, courses, and other opportunities for ongoing learning.

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