Category: Stories

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The Flying Dutchman7 months

Somewhere Over the Moat

We are not the only one: exploring the insights of the Mandril, many parallelisms were seen between life and idealism in the free culture zone and at UWC.

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The Flying Dutchman7 months

Open Letter to my Firsties

My gaze shifts and I stare out of the tiny window to my left, I see the sun slowly sinking beneath the clouds and I start to think about the country I left behind.

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Mouna Chatt1 year

Hospitable, Beautiful, and Optimistic?

Having spent part of his childhood on the streets of the Philippines, Kesz Valdez talks the Flying Dutchman through his life-changing experience, his organization C3, winning the Children’s Peace Prize, and his life at UWC.

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The Flying Dutchman1 year

No More Deaths

The experience of a UWC-USA Student witnessing the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexican desert border.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

Modern American Slavery

The United States has the largest prison industry in the world. With forced, and almost unpaid labour, thousands of usually minority prisoners find themselves producing goods for huge corporations and earning mere pennies.

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The Flying Dutchman1 year

The IB Publishes Videos on UWC Graduates to Celebrate 50 years

To celebrate 50 years of IB's existence, the International Baccalaureate published a video of UWC graduates Aernout Van Lynden and Akihiko Hoshide.

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The Flying Dutchman1 year

Photo of Atlantic College Graduate Helping Migrants Circulates the News

A of Max Avis, UWC Atlantic College graduate, is circulating the internet as newspapers, like the Washington Times, cover Italy's decision to shut ports to ships with more than 600 migrants.

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The Flying Dutchman2 years

In the Shoes of a Refugee

John Koffi a UWCRBC graduate and currently in his first year at University of British Colombia has written a memoir titled The Journey Much Desired about his hardships as a refugee and his experience at UWCRBC.

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The Flying Dutchman2 years

Comforting Numbness

With little money and no phone, Mahmud started walking North into Sudan. He had seen a picture of Sweden in a magazine and decided his future lied in a country of opportunity.

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The Flying Dutchman2 years

Youth Politics in Chile

Sofia is the youngest board member of Amnesty International worldwide and she was also recently nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize for her work with Amnesty International Chile.