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Alumna living the mission: Ilari

My name is Ilari. I went to UWC Maastricht from 2014 to 2016. I am from Tirana, Albania. After graduating from UWC I went to Georgetown where I studied international politics and security with a certificate in diplomatic studies. I graduated this May among the…

Thank you to UWC Maastricht alumni and friends for bringing all students to our campus

The arrival of DP1 residential students at UWC Maastricht was for obvious reasons more complicated than ever this year. Many students arrived late, some even more than a month! It was thanks to the support and help of UWC alumni and friends that we eventually…

8982.48 kg of CO2 has already been saved!

The sun is shining in Maastricht. And that’s good news for our 1074 solar panels! It’s UWC Maastricht’s mission to educate for a sustainable future. Over 8982.48 kg of CO2 has been saved since we installed these panels last summer. That equals up to planting…

Fruit trees and bushes at UWC Maastricht!

Many hands make light work ! Thanks to volunteering students, staff and parents we are able to plant fruit trees and bushes on our primary school playground! During the autumn break these helpers removed the bricks to make room for the plants.

UWC Maastricht Merchandise Webshop

 A sports shirt with the UWC Maastricht logo to wear to the gym? Or a hoodie in UWC Maastricht style to stay warm during the cold months ahead? Yes! You can buy all these items and more in our merchandise shop: https://uwc.got-shirts.nl Pay for your…

700 food cans collected

On Monday 20 September we celebrated UWC Day at UWC Maastricht  A day to celebrate the diversity and strength of the UWC movement. This year we collected food cans for Juupu, who will pass them on to people in need. Thanks to the donations of…

United We Can!

Divisiveness, tension and walls have been built around the world over the last few years. In some respects, it feels as if UWC’s goal of uniting people, nations and cultures through education is moving further away. Yet the global crises we face – whether the…

UWCM in EAL Journal!

​​​​Niki Cooper, English Language Learning Coordinator at UWC Maastricht, features in the latest version of EAL Journal! In this magazine about English as an Additional Languages Niki speaks about our school’s language philosophy, which acknowledges, respects and celebrates our community’s linguistic diversity. Read all about…

Covid-19

The new school year begins! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all schools in the Netherlands were closed for a period between mid-March and early June 2020. At UWC Maastricht, all students were offered remote learning and the educational process continued in a different but productive…

Alycia Diaz Living The UWC Mission

It all started when I was in the 9th grade. My parents had gone to a school presentation about curriculum choices their child could take and that is where they first heard about UWC. My parents thought that UWC was a subject I could choose…

Pumla’s Story

Hey family! I am Pumla Maswanganyi, a South African born UWCMaastrichter, from the Class of ‘12 (also known as the ‘Pioneers’).  Coming to Maastricht at 15, I would have never imagined just how transformative this wholejourney would be! From furthering my passion for the arts,…

Wanted: Home Stay Families or Housing

Students at UWC Maastricht come from all over the world. Many of them return to their home country for the summer holiday. However, due to various reasons some cannot go back. Because there are no flights due to corona restrictions, borders are closed, they don’t…

Staying connected with our sponsors online

Social distancing and working from home as much as possible didn’t stop us from (re)connecting with our network of sponsors and supporters. On June 18th, we welcomed approximately 40 guests in our online classroom for an update and inspiration. How is UWC Maastricht impacting its…

In need of a helping hand? UWCM students to the rescue!

Compassion and Service is at the heart of UWC Maastricht. Every year our students carry out many projects and volunteer over 40.000 hours with organisations in Maastricht and the region. For next school year we are looking for new (corona proof) initiatives! Are you involved in…

Renewed Corendon partnership

The Corendon and UWC Maastricht partnership was renewed last year. This was decided upon after a visit of UWC students. These scholars received a scholarship provided by Corendon the past year, which formed reason for them to travel to Badhoevedorp to tell the organisation about…

Arlanxeo: UWC Maastricht’s good neighbour

“Every visit to UWC Maastricht leaves a mark.” These are the words of Heleen Petter, HR business partner at Arlanxeo Holding BV, during a visit to meet Christelle, one of our scholarship students. The company Heleen works for finances an annual scholarship which helps students…

Live after UWC Maastricht

Cicely Belle Blain, Class 2012, is an activist and renowned social justice advocate. She runs her own successful consulting on diversity, inclusion and equality and has received a number of awards for her outstanding work. Hi! My name is Cicely Blain and I graduated from…

Being home stay family: a win-win situation

Host family wanted! That was the headline Robert Janssen read. Are you up for an unforgettable, cultural and educational experience? Are you willing to give one or more students  a warm Christmas holiday? Then open your doors! And that is exactly what Robert did. He…

UWC Mindset Stays After Graduation

In Maastricht we plant the seed, which keeps on growing after our students take the next steps in their lives. For example 2018 graduate Timmin. While studying in Amsterdam, he has started working at a project which offers university students housing in exchange for doing…