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.