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Students working on projects during summer

As the summer break approaches, students of UWC Maastricht are ready for a new adventure, with many of them going back to their home countries. However, it’s not only rest and relaxation, it’s also an opportunity to have a meaningful impact on their local communities….

Farewell to an Educational Visionary: Lodewijk van Oord’s Departure from UWC Maastricht

After seven years as Head of College at UWC Maastricht, Lodewijk van Oord has announced his departure, marking the end of a two-decade career with the UWC movement. His commitment to movement has left a big mark on the UWC community worldwide. Let’s take a…

Impact Report 2023-2024

UWC Maastricht proudly present to you its Impact Report 2023-2024! Through this report, we aim to give a comprehensive view of how what our students are doing and how financial contributions are making a tangible difference. You’ll find inspiring stories of growth, innovation and impact,…

Alara and Liana – Class of 2023

Please introduce yourself. Tell us what you have been up to since graduating from UWCM. L: My name is Liana Ioannides and I graduated in May 2023 from UWC Maastricht. I decided to take a gap year and get involved in the peace-building efforts in…

Miguel López Rivera – Class of 2020

Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? Of course! My name is Miguel López Rivera, and I’m from Úbeda, a town surrounded by olive trees in southern Spain. I lived there my whole life until I came to UWC Maastricht…

A Path to the Stars

Escaping the war in Syria with her family when she was little, Sumaya spent her teen years in Turkey, before she made the leap of faith and came to UWC Maastricht! She has always dreamt of being in space and knew she wanted to do…

Daniela Olmos – Class of 2014

Please introduce yourself. My name is Daniela Olmos. I went to UWC Maastricht from 2012 to 2014 after I was selected by the Venezuelan National Committee. When I left my country to go to UWC, I had the idea that I was going to study…

Alumnus Miguel’s Journey to Harvard

From UWC Maastricht to Yale in the US. Alumnus Miguel has had a whole journey, and it isn’t over yet, as he’s starting his PhD at Harvard after summer! When Miguel was at UWC, from 2018 to 2020, he received a lot of advice from…

Refugee to Advocate: Galli’s Journey

Thanks to her family, Galli exchanged the refugee camp in Algeria for the campus of UWC Maastricht. Galli has been born and raised in the refugee camp, because of the situation in the Western Sahara. She found it nothing more than normal, although now she…

Lodewijk’s Goodbye

Dear UWC Maastricht alumni, Graduation This year’s Leaving Class Ceremony in the Maastricht MECC saw the graduation of no less than 191 UWC Maastricht students. This was our largest graduating class to date, and it included the seventeen pioneering students of our new IB Career-related…

Christine Alhalabi – Class of 2019

Please introduce yourself. My name is Christine Alhalabi. I am from Syria. I graduated from UWCM in 2019, and I have just graduated from Bard College Berlin. When I think about UWCM, the first thing that comes to mind is the art classroom. Taking visual…

UWC Experience Day

The Knooppunt team, together with 10 volunteering students of UWC Maastricht, organized this day and welcomed 80 students and their teachers from local schools to our campus! The aim of this day was for the guest students to experience what a “UWC education” is like,…

Lars Laichter – Class of 2014

Can you please introduce yourself? I go by Lars in English now, while I used to go by Štěpán when at UWC, which I recognise can be a little confusing. I am from Czechia and I graduated from UWCM in 2014. While at UWCM, TEDx…

Outroduction: Alumni Reflections

Many UWC alumni came (back) to the UWCM campus to support the graduating students by co-facilitating the Outroduction workshops. What motivated them to come back and what was it like? Let them tell you! I am Giomar, UWCM 2017, and the reason I came back…

Cátia Dombaxe – Class of 2016

Please introduce yourself and tell us what you have been up to since graduating from UWC Maastricht in 2016. My name is Cátia Dombaxe. I am Angolan and I lived most of my pre-UWC life in Angola. I used to attend a catholic school and…

Christelle Yaméogo – Class of 2021

Please introduce yourself. My name is Christelle Yaméogo, I am from Burkina Faso which is in West Africa. I am a UWC Maastricht alumna from the Class 2021. Now, in December 2023 I got a chance to visit the UWCM campus and accepted the invitation…

DISS Sustainability Conference

We welcomed 9 international schools to talk about sustainability! The day was filled with insightful discussions, hands-on workshops and inspiring presentations. Highlights included a dynamic panel on sustainability partnerships, engaging workshops like soap-making, permaculture gardening and working groups to talk and discuss future challenges and…

Personal Growth and Caring for Nature

Changing from a small rural town in Brazil to Maastricht started a beautiful transformation in Ana Clara. When Ana Clara first arrived at UWC Maastricht, many things were different from home, including not only the climate but also society, sustainability, and education. Even though the…

Gold Award Ceremony

Celebrating the achievements of 33 of our students! UWC Maastricht students finished all their activities which linked to the Gold Award. This Award teaches students leadership skills through various projects. To acknowledge their time and dedication to these, a ceremony was held in which they…

UWC Athletes: Empowering Journeys, Impactful Causes

Our students and alumni push their limits both mentally and physically! Recently, our students and alumni have been very active in the sporting world, completing a cycling course and a marathon! One of them even started a fundraiser to use this opportunity for a good…

Visit new Head of College

Exciting week at UWC Maastricht as our new head of college Viki Stiebert is here to get to know everyone! From engaging our primary students with stories promoting peace through shared human experiences, cooking with secondary students, to exploring the wonders of our self-sustaining permaculture…

Nurturing Diversity, Inspiring Initiatives

UWC Maastricht is a place where Vasiliki really feels at home and being here opened many paths for her future, in terms of further education. Vasiliki, from Cyprus, never thought she could experience something like UWC, but she is very grateful to have the opportunity…

‘Typical Top Woman’ at UWC Maastricht!

Check out our Director of Advancement, Sandra van den Tillaard, featured in the ‘Typical Top Woman’ section of Ondernemen in Limburg magazine! Sandra discusses her role in raising funds for UWC Maastricht’s scholarship program and highlights the outstanding potential of our students. They are the…

Charity Run

Our Primary students have laced up for a cause! They organized a charity run to support the Matinza School in Uganda, raising funds to provide essential resources and opportunities for education

Studenst representing UWCM in Brussels

Our students proudly represented UWC Maastricht for the second consecutive year in the ERASMUS Project held in Brussels. Teaming up with UWC Adriatic, UWC RBC, British School of Milan and Gymnasium Slovenia, they met several key figures to NATO and the EU, such as the…

Students raised €2.500 through Bald For A Cause event

Our students have shown immense dedication and compassion! They raised €2.500 through their ‘Bald For A Cause’ event, where they bravely shaved or cut their hair in exchange for money. The funding will be donated to The Pad Project  a charity aimed at achieving menstrual equity….

UWC Maastricht Student wins Funding for her Project

Olena has always been involved in youth organizations in Ukraine. Thanks to the funding of Go Make A Difference and the skills in entrepreneurship she has learned at UWC Maastricht, she is able to even reach more people! Her project started small and very personal,…

Outroduction – getting ready for life after UWC Maastricht

With the school year slowly coming to an end, our Year 13 students are getting ready for the next steps in their lives. What better way to prepare than to receive all the insights from those who have already taken those steps? UWC alumni came…

UWCM teacher writes a book

A new book for the Global Politics course has recently been published, so students start learning with the latest perspectives. At UWC Maastricht, they are extra lucky, as they get classes from one of the authors himself! Every few years, a course is updated and…

UWC Maastricht: From one Journey to Another

From the sunny Cyprus to the rainy Netherlands, a whole journey that began the start of a new one. That is the case for Dimitriana. When she came to study at UWC Maastricht, she was a bit in her own shell. Gradually she popped out…

Bringing people and nature together

Last week 16 members of our Eco-Team, including students, staff and parents, worked together to help nature! As the seasons are changing, sometimes nature needs a little help adapting, so that new things can grow. Such is the case at the banks of the moat,…

Fondue Fiesta: A Taste of Unity

In a world faced with challenges, unity is crucial. Therefore: Meet our student Gioele from Switzerland! Recognizing the significance of togetherness, he organized an afternoon, focussing on a national tradition of a cheese fondue gathering! As Gioele wanted the event to be inclusive, he also…

Living Library Event

In collaboration with Knooppunt, a student-led service, we are organising a ‘Living Library’ on 7 March. This is a dynamic and interactive concept where people serve as ‘books,’ sharing their personal experiences, knowledge and perspectives with others, fostering dialogue and understanding within communities. As a…

Personal Project Exhibition

A place where student growth and inspirational works are clearly visible and where every story is worth telling! Our Year 11 students have finished another part of their extensive ‘personal projects-journey’s’. This was done with an exhibition to showcase their products. With the Personal Project,…

TEDxUWCMaastricht Team is looking for speakers!

Are you ready to share your story on the TEDxUWCMaastricht stage? Our students are looking for stories that challenge norms and that will inspire others. The theme is ‘Metamorphosis’ – a celebration of change, growth and adaptation in a world that’s constantly evolving. What does…

Calling all artists in Maastricht

Get ready to Amplify your creativity, together with students of UWC Maastricht during their Arts Festival! This year’s theme is ‘Epoch’ – a celebration of the transformative moments that shape our world. Join us on March 16th and 17th for a two-day extravaganza of art,…

International Women’s Day 2024

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day at UWC Maastricht (March 7th) and/or at our partner BlackRock in Amsterdam (March 14th)! We are organizing two late afternoon events, echoing the spirit of empowerment, inclusivity and gender equality. Both happenings promise an intimate exploration of personal…

UWCM Staff Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House

At UWC Maastricht, ‘Compassion and Service’ isn’t just one of our nine core values; it’s a lifestyle embraced by our whole community! Yesterday, our staff took the spotlight, swapping the classroom or office for the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House Maastricht – a haven for…

Changemakers Day

Over the past months, students of our Middle Years Programme have been honing their skills, unlocking the power of their talents and building networks that pack a punch as part of their Changemakers course! The grand finale? The CHANGEMAKER DAY, where the magic unfolded! Our…

Students in Energy Transition Workshop

As part of the Career-related Programme, our students set their sights on the electrifying theme of energy transition. They kicked off with a game that unfolded the causes and consequences of Climate Change. But that was just the warm-up! They then dove into a workshop,…

MUN at UWC Maastricht

From 7 until 9 June, UWC Maastricht will be hosting its annual Model United Nations Conference! It will be a weekend full of debating on interesting current events of the world. We hope to see many students from all over, to have interesting conversations, build…

Dog days at UWC Maastricht

Unleashing happiness at UWC Maastricht! The student council organized a paw-some dog session, inviting community members to bring their furry friends to campus to spread joy and relaxation. From wagging tails to infectious smiles, our four-legged therapists provided the perfect study break and a dose…

Students at UWC Maastricht bring peace wishes

This morning, 350 students from UWC Maastricht took a silent walk to Basisschool Amby. They had made cards with winter and peace wishes, which they gave to the children from the other school. In today’s time where peace is often a precious commodity, students from…

Students bring Christmas treats to local elderly homes

Spreading joy this season! UWC Maastricht students are making spirits bright by delivering Christmas treats, sponsored by an anonymous donor, to local elderly homes.  Sharing smiles and warmth with every gift, they’re embodying the true spirit of giving this holiday!

Alumni return to deliver programme to current students

The Critical Engagement (CE) team of four facilitators Gummi, Maria, Flora and Luis joined us on the UWC Maastricht campus for a weekend in October to guide a group of Y12 students through the journey of exploring more about themselves as well as the three…

Alumni Lia and Fatma keynote speakers at the International Peace Conference

UWC Maastricht had the honour to welcome two UWC alumnae as the guest speakers of the International Peace Conference – Lia Da Giau, UWCM 2020,  who talked about inner, local and global dimensions of peace education and Fatma Moulay, UWC RBC 2016, who shared her…

Alumna Rafah speaking up and sharing her story

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you. My name is Rafah and I am from Syria. I am an alumna of UWC Maastricht from 2022. I am a Covid alum of UWC, so my experience is probably a bit different than that…

Alum Lochlann doing a master’s in ToK

Please introduce yourself! I am Lochlann and I am from Ireland. I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2016, which now feels like a very long time ago.  If you think of UWCM, what comes to your mind?  I would say, for some reason, the air….

Alumna Marjolein’s story

Can you please introduce yourself to UWCM alumni who don’t know you? My name is Marjolein but most people at school knew me as Marj. I graduated in 2012, so I have been part of the pioneer group since I entered the school, back when…

Alumna Susy living the UWC mission through her work as medical doctor

Please briefly introduce yourself.  My name is Susana Montecinos and I am 31 years old. I am from and I live in Concepción, Chile. I studied at UWC Maastricht, Class of 2012.  What do you miss the most from UWC Maastricht? The first thing that…

Partnership with BlackRock

We are proud to announce a partnership with BlackRock: a global provider of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. BlackRock will be particularly involved in our Female Empowerment Project to support girls from the Middle East and North Africa to embark on the two last…

Kaleidoscope Show

Reflecting on the magic of UWC Maastricht’s Kaleidoscope Show! From enchanting melodies to mesmerizing choreography, last week’s evening was a celebration of the artistry and creativity of our students in music, dance, ballet and theatre: a true kaleidoscope of talent!

German Language Students Visiting Aachen

Our Year 12 and Year 13 German Language Students visited Aachen! They got a guided tour through the old town and learned more about the history of the city (Elisenbrunnen, Dom, Rathaus). And of course they got to experience the Aachner Christmas Market!

Students Collecting Products for People in Need

Our students have been collecting food, clothes and products for people who are in need. Juupu, a local movement for and by young people that is committed to helping everyone who faces poverty, will make sure these donations find their way to the right people!…

Sinterklaas at UWCM

Sinterklaas came to our primary school! The traditional feast of Sinterklaas is an annual celebration in the Netherlands on 5 December. Children that have been good the past year, will be visited by Sinterklaas and get sweets. So of course Sint and his helpers stopped…

Students showcasing projects during Support the Change Event

We celebrated an inspiring evening dedicated to our external supporters! Our students took the spotlight, showcasing remarkable projects and initiatives that have been shaping positive change in their (home) communities and beyond. Here is what they did: • Providing financial, sexual and menstrual education to…

Viki Stiebert appointed as New Head of College

UWC Maastricht has a new Head of College! From next school year, Viki Stiebert will be the director of our school. Viki has a dual nationality (German/New Zealand) and extensive experience in international education, including leading roles at schools in New Zealand, Switzerland and Panama….

UWC Maastricht in Zakenvrouwenclub magazine

UWC Maastricht takes center stage in the latest issue of Zakenvrouwenclub magazine! Discover how our school empowers young female minds to create positive change worldwide and brings together power women in an inspiring network at the same time! Read the whole article (in Dutch) here….

Giving Tuesday

Today, it’s Giving Tuesday! The idea is simple: make someone smile, support an issue you care about or stand up for people that need your help. Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give! As this perfectly links to UWC’s mission and…

African Culture Week

Vibrant rhythms, colorful threads and rich flavors took center stage during the African Culture Week! From a fashion show showcasing diverse styles to a lively panel discussion, primary and secondary students immersed themselves in the beauty of Africa’s traditions. The campus buzzed with excitement as…

More than 6000 euros raised by and for UWCM community

Our FUNdraising evening, organized by and for our own community, was a true showcase of talent and generosity! With incredible student performances stealing the show, we are thrilled to announce that together, we raised 6.241 euros in support of our scholarship fund for girls from the…

UWCM taking part in Climate Week

Our students have been taking part in Climate Week Challenges! Each day, they were encouraged to take small actions that have little impact on the environment: from Meatless Monday to showering less than 5 minutes on Friday.

170 coats for donation

The UWC Maastricht community has collected 170 coats as part of  ‘Limburg Helpt: geef een jas, verwarm een hart’. We had to take two cars to bring all of them to the collection point! We overpassed our initial goal of 120 coats and we couldn’t…

Musical Conference

Our Y12/13 students, together with music teachers from Dutch International Schools, embarked on a journey of musical experimentation under the guidance of the visionary Jim Yarnell! Jim, a true maestro of pushing musical boundaries, led a workshop focused on exploring the uncharted realms of sound,…

Celebrating empowerment, diversity and positive change at United Women Conference

With a record-breaking 150 attendees from all walks of life, yesterday’s United Women Conference was a true celebration of (female) voices, leadership and unity. From inspiring keynote lectures to impressive student’s performances, together we delved into these crucial topics. A big shoutout to our passionate…

Give a coat, warm a heart!

UWC Maastricht takes part in ‘Limburg Helpt: geef een jas, verwarm een hart’: we are collecting as many coats as possible and will give these to people who need them the most. As part of their Dutch lessons, our primary students will write little messages…

Annual International Fair

A global extravaganza like no other! Celebrating diverse cultures, delicious cuisines and captivating performances from all around the world were at the heart of UWC Maastricht’s annual International Fair-  an event fully organised by parents!

UWCM students going ‘bald for a cause’

Raising €1.315 by shaving or cutting hair? Our students did it! With their event ‘Bald For A Cause’ they received financial support from friends and family and donated this money to marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd earlier this month. Also the hair went to a…

Happy UWC Day!

Happy UWC Day! Today is our annual global celebration of the UWC mission of creating a better world together. At UWC Maastricht, we are running waste separation trainings, working in our school garden, picking litter, celebrating our differences and amplifying our collective power for positive…

Impact Report 2022-2023

The schoolyear 2022-2023 is officially behind us. In UWC Maastricht’s Impact Report we look back on some highlights in the transformative power of our education. Thanks to many generous gifts, we have been able to empower young minds, fostering global citizenship and driving positive change….

Legacy for girls’ education

UWC Maastricht has recently received a remarkable legacy. A substantial gift is set to create lasting change by providing scholarships for girls, ensuring that young women from around the world have access to quality education and the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The legacy, left…

UWCM students official Maastricht residents

The city of Maastricht now has almost 100 additional residents! These students went to the municipality and registered themselves as official Maastricht citizens. For the next two years, they will learn, grow and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our city! Thank you Gemeente Maastricht for…

UWC Maastricht is IB Primary Years Programme Candidate

UWC Maastricht is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP has evolved to become a world leader in future-focused education for students aged 4-11 and is an example of best educational practice globally, responding to the challenges and opportunities…

Vacancy: Head of College at UWC Maastricht

From August 2024, UWC Maastricht has a Head of College position available! We are looking for somebody who will require creativity, patience, credibility and the leadership ability to inspire a diverse community. Above all, they will need a commitment to UWC’s mission and values and…

3rd United Women Conference

We look forward to welcoming you to our third United Women Conference. An event about female empowerment, leadership, diversity and inclusion, on 5 October 2023. This year’s conference will inspire you to be that inclusive and caring leader, paving the way for the next generation…

Arrival Day at UWCM

Excitement is in the air as we have welcomed the newest members of the UWC Maastricht family today! The campus is buzzing with diverse cultures and fresh perspectives as these bright minds from all corners of the globe begin their incredible journey together. For the…

First-ever official UWC Maastricht Alumni Reunion!

This weekend, we are welcoming back a diverse and passionate group of UWC Maastricht pioneers, Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. They are the first ones to call themselves ‘UWC Maastricht alumni’! They are gathering on our campus to reconnect, share stories and celebrate…

How does UWCM manage to stay diverse?

How does UWCM manage to stay diverse and provide scholarships to students coming from different backgrounds? Let us tell you about the current initiatives and projects and how you could get involved. We are incredibly grateful to have welcomed 70 students on a full or…

UWCM closed for Summer Break

UWC Maastricht is closed for summer break from 8 July until 21 August. We look forward to seeing our students back in the new school year!

Students project to promote menstrual equity and access to free menstruation products

Look at these girls! They started a project to promote menstrual equity and access to free menstruation products in the school’s bathrooms! Recognizing the importance of breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity, they have taken a significant step towards creating an environment where every individual…

Goodbyes from Paul Hart

Dear alumni, After four years serving as the college’s Deputy Director of Secondary (and five years at Li Po Chun), this summer will mark my departure from the movement. Ever since a rooftop encounter with a group of UWC Atlantic students on a Palestinian rooftop…

Interview with Yazeed Amish, Class 2016

Please briefly introduce yourself. My name is Yazeed. I am 25 years old. I come from Libya but I have been living in France for the majority of my adult life.    What comes to your mind when you think about UWC Maastricht? UWC Maastricht…

Interview with Ruel Domi, Class 2021

Please introduce yourself. My name is Ruel Domi, I went to UWC Maastricht from 2019 to 2021, so I graduated two years ago. I am from Albania and while I currently am back in Albania for the holidays, I normally study and live in the…

Interview with Hayley Hadley, Class 2020

Please introduce yourself. My name is Hayley Headley, I am from Jamaica and I am UWCM Class of 2020. I am currently about to enter my senior year at Lake Forest, US,  where I study politics, sociology and anthropology. I am very involved in campus…

Outroduction 2023

On April 13 we hosted the fifth edition of the UWCM Outroduction for all Y13 (DP2) students! UWC alumni played a key role in running the workshops to help the current students with the transition to life beyond UWC. The day started with a fantastic…

Interview with Lisa Gullbransson, UWC RCN 2005

Can you please introduce yourself?  My name is Lisa Gullbransson and I went to UWC Red Cross Nordic from 2003 to 2005. I now realize that means it is 20 years ago since I started UWC. Unbelievable! I cannot believe that 20 years have already…

Ana Romero, Class 2023, UWC Maastricht Student for 10 years

Please introduce yourself. My name is Ana Romero. I was born in Madrid, Spain, but shortly after we moved to Paris. In 2013, my family and I moved to Maastricht and ever since then, I was a student at UWC Maastricht. I spent 10 years…

McKinsey and UWCM joined forces at fundraising event!

In collaboration with McKinsey, we organized an evening aimed to support our mission of creating peace and a sustainable future through education! The event, held at McKinsey’s office in Amsterdam, brought together passionate individuals and organizations who align with our vision for a better world….

Students on trip to The Hague

Our students embarked on a journey to The Hague! They had the privilege of visiting two remarkable institutions that shape the global landscape: the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the International Baccalaureate Organization Global Office. At the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, they delved into the world of…

Students working on projects during Summer Break

As the summer break approaches, students of UWC Maastricht eagerly prepare to embark on a new adventure, one that takes many of them back to their home countries. But this time, it’s not just rest and relaxation; it’s an opportunity  to make a meaningful impact…

Model United Nations at UWCM

Our Model United Nations (MUN) Conference has caught the attention of regional newspaper De Limburger, making waves in the local community and beyond! Over the course of the past three days, at UWCM we created a platform for delegates from our own and all kinds…

Mayor visits UWC Maastricht

We are honored to have welcomed the Mayor and Aldermen from our beloved city of Maastricht! Their visit provided a great opportunity for us to showcase our transformative education and it highlighted our close partnership. We have a shared commitment to education, cultural exchange and…

Frans Groutars: UWCM Supporter of the first hour

“It is an invaluable opportunity for students with a refugee background to flourish in an environment so open, accepting and diverse as UWC Maastricht. The doors it opens for them and the communities they represent are for us the reason to continue our involvement with…

Celebrating Neuro Diversity Pride Day

Celebrating Neuro Diversity Pride Day at UWC Maastricht! We proudly raised our Neuro Diversity Pride flag, symbolizing our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive community for all. Together, we celebrate the beauty of neurodiversity, recognizing that our differences are what make us stronger, more…

UWCM students visit Boston Scientific

Our students had the privilege to meet with some brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers of Boston Scientific. As part of the company’s involvement with our school and our Female Empowerment Project, our students were invited to their site and learn from and about some great…

Students at outdoor experience

Lacing up their hiking boots and diving headfirst into the great outdoors, our students went on a hike! They conquered new heights, pushed their limits and created lots of new memories along the way.  The hiking expedition wasn’t just about enjoying nature’s beauty; it was…

Primary students bringing anything but a bag

Who needs a bag when you have creativity? Our primary students brought anything but a bag to school! From shopping baskets to strollers, they definitely showcased their imagination. These little innovators are proving that there are no limits to thinking outside of the ̶b̶o̶x̶ ̶…

Celebrating a birthday ánd raising money for scholarships

A double dose of joy and generosity! Aziza celebrated her birthday ánd raised €8490 for UWC Maastricht’s Female Empowerment Project. Instead of traditional gifts, Aziza encouraged her guests to contribute to a cause close to her heart—the UWC Maastricht Female Empowerment Project. This aims to…

Students in open conversation about beliefs and perspectives

At UWC Maastricht, we believe that embracing diversity and fostering understanding is the key to a harmonious world. To that end, we invited community members who are practicing / observing the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu faith into the classroom of Y7 students. These…

Rotary Club Haarlemmeer donates big cheque!

We got a pleasant surprise from Rotary Club Haarlemmeer! Ever since they first heard about UWC and how we empower youth from all over the globe to be(come) the caring future leaders we need for a peaceful and sustainable world, they decided to organize a…

Remembering Hein Schreuder

It is with sadness that the UWC Maastricht community received the news of the sudden passing of Hein Schreuder. Although Hein was involved in the founding of our school from the very beginning, he had his biggest impact during his five-year tenure as Chairman of…

UWC Maastricht in magazine Zakenvrouwenclub

Look at this article from ‘Zakenvrouwenclub’! It delves into UWC Maastricht’s Female Empowerment Network, highlighting our mission to uplift young women in the Middle East and North Africa. In the magazine, Sandra Van den Tillaard and Charlotte Gryseels – Groven, working for UWC Maastricht and…

Charity Run Organised by UWCM Students

Our primary kids organized a charity run to make a difference in the lives of others!  Students, teachers and even families came together, lacing up their running shoes, and putting their heart and soul into every stride. They managed to raise €327,19! This will go…

Goodbye to Class of 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! During our Leaving Class Ceremony, we have officially said goodbye to the Class of 2023. Throughout their time at UWC Maastricht, these inspiring students have embraced the power of unity and collaboration, forging lifelong friendships while cultivating a deep…

Service Clubs visit UWCM

It was the week of the service clubs! Last week UWCM’s Advancement Team hosted a Lions Club from Maastricht, the Rotary Haarlemmermeer Schiphol and the Acceleration Class of the LWV. As it is the team’s purpose to raise awareness for our mission for peace and…

UWC Maastricht in magazine ‘Ondernemen in Limburg’

What it looks like seeing yourself in a magazine! Dahba, Galli and Sandra are in the latest edition of ‘Ondernemen in Limburg’, highlighting our school’s Female Empowerment Network. Thanks to this project, girls from the Middle East and North Africa can study at UWC Maastricht…

Music to support young people facing mental challenges

Our students made a musical album! They recorded cover songs around the theme of mental disorders. With this project called ‘You Are Not Alone’, our students want to show their support to young people all around the world who are facing mental challenges. The first one…

Visit of Faith Abiodun, director of UWC International

It was a pleasure to have Faith Abiodun, Executive Director of UWC International, here at UWC Maastricht! He took take part in our Outroduction: a series of workshops, run by staff and alumni, to prepare our graduating students for their first steps in the world…

Holi Celebrations

Happy Holi! We celebrated the Festival of Colors at UWC Maastricht. An afternoon filled with colors, music and fun! Amazing to see everyone come together and experience new cultures. This is what makes UWC such a special community!

Emile Roemer at UWC Maastricht

Emile Roemer, the King’s Commissioner to Limburg, visited UWC Maastricht! It was an honor to have him at our school, where he engaged in an insightful dialogue with our students and staff about global and local issues and the importance UWC Maastricht for the region of…

Crazy Hair Day

Letting your hair down and going crazy at UWC Maastricht’s Crazy Hair Day! At the initiative of our primary school council, our students showed off their wildest and wackiest hairstyles! Whether they went for a towering mohawk, rainbow-coloured locks or something entirely unique, it was…

UWCM Students on Dutch national television!

What is it like to be Hindu and queer? Trishanka Smaal knows all about it and recently she came to UWC Maastricht, as part of Spectrum Week, for a guest lecture and shared her story! National Dutch television show ‘Iedereen Verlicht’ made an episode about…

VR Session about Anti Discrimination and Racism

It is international Anti-Discrimination and Racism Week. Two topics that unfortunately still play our society. Therefore we invited Antidiscriminatievoorziening Limburg to host a Virtual Reality Session at our school! Via this VR experience participants can see for themselves what it is like to be confronted…

Vacature Docent Nederlands

Guus, Céline en Miranda zoeken een nieuwe collega docent Nederlands! Voor komend school jaar ziet het takenpakket er waarschijnlijk als volgt uit: twee examenklassen Nederlands (Language & Literature) en drie klassen NT2 (Language Acquisition, middenbouw). De voertaal op onze school is Engels en dat is…

Guest Lecture from Floortje Dessing

A very special speaker for our Career-related Programme Students today: Dutch television presenter Floortje Dessing! She shared her experience in sustainable fashion, sustainable hospitality and nature conserving: the three tracks our CP students can choose. At UWC Maastricht, we bring the outside world into our classrooms….

IBCP Track In Music

UWC Maastricht is very excited to announce that from September 2023, we will be offering a second track for International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) students! In addition to the current option in Business and Sustainability, talented musicians aspiring to a career or further studies in…

International Women’s Day 2023

In the week of International Women’s Day, we celebrated our Female Empowerment Network! Thanks to this network, girls from the Middle East and North Africa can study at UWC Maastricht and develop into resilient, self-supportive, critical role models, ready to change the world for the…

Sponsor in the Spotlight: Boston Scientific

Meet Carla (on the left)! She moved to The Netherlands from Brazil only recently and got to know UWC via her daughters. Like many others, she noticed that the discussions changed over dinner after her girls have joined our education for peace and a sustainable…

CP Student Lesein: improving the environment ánd his community through business

When he was still a kid, Lesein was already interested in business. But he also had an eye for climate change and wanted to take action! It was back then when he took his first steps towards UWC Maastricht’s Career-related Programme. “From a very young…

Amazing Students during Support the Change Event

Our students Tati, Lesein, Georgi and Samhitha did a great job during our event last night! They inspired our friends and sponsors with their personal stories and talents and gave them an insight into their lives at UWC. Our guests left re-energized and inspired with…

Primary Students Discovering Frost

It’s cold in Maastricht! Our primary students went outside to explore how our campus had transformed overnight. They loved looking at the patterns created by the frost and had some wonderings around how the bubbles and shapes are created in the ice!

UWCM Ambassadors Give Lectures

Two of UWC Maastricht’s ambassadors gave guest lectures! Maria van der Hoeven, former Minister of Education, and Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, chair of the Advisory Board of SER Top Women, addressed our students about Leadership, Diversity and Energy Transitions Implications. At UWC Maastricht we strive to let…

Eco-Ambassadors cleaning up litter

Our Year 5 and Year 6 Eco-Ambassadors went out into the playground to clean up litter. Their challenge for the coming period is to assist their families, peers and teachers throwing waste into the bins and separating it even better!

UWC Maastricht is looking for a Database Officer

UWC Maastricht is looking for a smart, service oriented and organized person who has affinity with data and systems, to become our new Database Officer! Does this sound like you? Then click to read more and apply!

This school year so far… from students’ perspective! 

By Tullia Cowan and Quinn Doyle, Y11 (MYP5) – The start of this school year has been eventful for some and less eventful for others. A fresh batch of year sevens have entered secondary school and have by now adapted to the big changes and newfound…

Critical Engagement 2022 by UWCM alumni

Just as every year the first year students, the Year 12 students as we call them now, went through the Critical Engagement (CE) experience in October. This year there were 4 UWC Maastricht alumni in the facilitator team: Siem van de Kar (2018), Xinge X…

Interview with alum Lia Da Giau – Class 2020

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you. I am Lia. I am from Italy and I attended UWC Maastricht from 2018 to 2020, so I am from the covid generation. I went on to St Andrews, Scotland, to study Sustainable Development. I…

Interview with alum Mathew Ponon, Class 2022

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you. My name is Mathew and I am from the Philippines. I graduated from UWCM in 2022. I must say that being at UWC Maastricht was actually rather unexpected for me because I was in fact…

Interview with former students Trevor Marimbire and Daryl Mifsud – Future Nobel Laureates

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you and tell us what you have been up to since graduation from UWCM. D: My name is Daryl and I come from the European island of Malta. I went to UWC Maastricht from 2016 to…

Interview with alum Haroon Rezaie, Class 2019

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you. My name is Haroon. I am from Afghanistan. I was born and raised there but I left the country at the end of 2015 and I came to the Netherlands together with my family. I…

Interview with alum Ivy Tirok, Class 2019

Please tell us who you are and what you have been doing since graduation. My name is Ivy Tirok and I am from Nairobi, Kenya. I was a student at UWC Maastricht and I graduated in 2019. Currently, I study Economics and Computer Science at…

Update from the Head of College

As you remember, many projects and events happen at UWC Maastricht every week if not every day. Lodewijk van Oord, the Head of College, picked three of some of the most remarkable programmes and initiatives that took place at the school since September 2022. If…

Primary School Council

Meet our primary school council, which has just been installed under the supervision of Director of Primary School Nilde. The students will start with gathering ideas from the classes that they would like to offer during the academic year. Things that have already come up…

Visit of Sinterklaas

Official visit for our primary school kids! The traditional feast of Sinterklaas is an annual celebration in the Netherlands on 5 December. Children that have been good the past year, will be visited by Sinterklaas and get sweets. So of course Sint and his helpers…

Second Hand Market

The December holidays are just around the corner! To promote sustainability habits of reducing and reusing, our students organised a second hand market where people could buy their December gifts. The raised money will be used for the organisation of the primary school graduation, later this…

Join our International Peace Conference!

The International Peace Conference is one of our yearly student-led events. The team is inviting you to attend the closing ceremony under this year’s theme “Peace through your Lens”. You are welcome on Friday 2 December, in Sint Jan’s Church at Vrijthof. Following the theme…

WANTED: GUEST FAMILIES or HOUSING

Do you want to make special memories during this upcoming Holiday Season? UWC Maastricht looking for guest families or housing, for students who can not go back home this upcoming winter break (due to financial, political, safety and/or exceptional personal circumstances). Are you up for…

Partnership with Medtronic

UWC is proud to announce a partnership with Medtronic: a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions. Medtronic will be particularly involved in our Female Empowerment Project to support girls from the Middle East and North Africa to embark on the two last years…

International Exchange Experience For Japanese Students Who Can’t Go To School

Our student Anna has been working on a cool project! She offered Japanese students who are unable to attend conventional schools due to mental health struggles an international exchange experience with other high school students from around the world. With the help of peer volunteers,…

Asian Culture Week

Asian Cultural Week at UWC Maastricht! It was the first student led event for this academic year. The organizing team offered us a week of different regions presented by students, interactive workshops, performances, food markets and meaningful discussions!

UWCM student renovates science facilities of her former school

This is our student Palmo! During the summer, she returned to her previous high school (Sambhota Tibetan School, Bylakuppe) with the mission of renovating the campus’ science facilities. Funding for this project was available thanks to the generosity of a donor, who supports projects that…

Lowering temperature as part of National Climate Week

Our Facility Manager Petra is lowering the temperature, as part of Nationale Klimaatweek in the Netherlands! This simple action will reduce our energy consumption by 8% compared to the same week last year. As sustainability is an intrinsic part of our mission at UWC Maastricht, lowering…

United Women Conference II

Female leadership, inclusivity and the power of education were on the menu during our United Women Conference. For the second time, business representatives, alumni, staff and students (f/m/x) joined our event full of cross generational and cross cultural exchange! An afternoon focused on investing in…

Jan Peter Balkenende visits UWC Maastricht

Former prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende came to visit our school! Together with UWC Maastricht co-founder Frans Lavooij, he spoke with our students about sustainability. A shared interest of all!

3rd Green Flag for UWC Maastricht

UWC Maastricht received the 3rd Green Flag from Eco-Schools! Eco Schools is a program for students to think and act sustainably. They take steps with their head, heart and hands to give sustainability a permanent place in their everyday life. Schools that actively work on…

You are invited to the United Women Conference

Mark your calendars for Thursday 6 October! Together with you, we will spend the afternoon focusing on diversity, equality and inclusion, inclusive leadership, female empowerment and the power of education! Joining the United Women Conference means investing in your personal development, engaging with an international network, connecting…

Welcome Class of ’24

Our DP1 ánd CP1 students arrive today. Another cohort starting its journey of becoming changemakers! Click to see more pictures of the arrival.

UWCM closed for Summer Break

Summer break is around the corner! UWC Maastricht is closed until 28 August. We look forward to seeing students and staff back in the new school year!

YSE 2023 – WANTED: Alumni co-facilitators and theme experts!

Next school year we will be entering our 8th edition of the Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Program. Among the novelties this past year we had new themes, some new staff and alumni facilitators, a pilot with 11 new local organisations providing challenges that teams took…

Model United Nations at UWC Maastricht

Our Middle Years Programme (MYP) students held an MYPMUN (MYP Model United Nations) conference! Countries were assigned / represented, debates took place, interviews occurred, escape rooms were planned, a zombie outbreak had struck and the opening ceremony started it all. Feline Persoon and Nicole Marques…

Sasha, Class 2016, giving back to UWCM and living the mission

Sasha Gvozdeva, Class 2016 Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? I’m Sasha, and I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2016. I came to Maastricht through the Belarusian national committee. What comes to your mind when you think of UWC…

Alumni Machi and Victoria coming back to UWCM to live in residences

ALUMNI IN RESIDENCE Machi Shiiba, Class 2019 Victoria Gutierrez, Class 2017 Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? V: My name is Victoria. I am from Bolivia and Italy, and I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2017. M: I am…

Alumni Defne and Augustine coming back to UWCM to help with Outroduction

OUTRODUCTION Defne Tekin, UWCM 2021, and Augustine Nthenge, UWC RBC 2016 Can you please briefly introduce yourself? D: My name is Defne and I come from Turkey. I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2021, and I am currently a student at Smith College, in the…

Sofia, Class 2019, giving back to UWCM and living the mission

Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Sofia but people call me Sofi. I’m Chilean and I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2019. I currently live and study at Quest University, in Canada. What have you been up to since graduating from UWCM? Life…

Korpo, Class 2022, giving back to UWCM and living the mission

Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? My name is Korpo M. Selay, and I am a UWCM alumna from the Class of 2022, so I just graduated. I’m currently back in my home country Liberia.   What was the…

A greener and more sustainable UWC Maastricht

Dear alumni, As we are approaching the summer, I want to share with you some of the initiatives that have kept us busy and excited this academic year. If you would return to our campus today, you will be able to see for yourself that…

Die With Zero Workshop

Please introduce yourselves and tell us what brought you to UWCM campus? (Fridah): My name is Fridah Mbwaya. I was born and raised in Kenya and attended high school at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Together with Maria, we came to UWCM…

Primary Kids and Staffmembers Ran for Scholarships

The UWC Maastricht community has joined forces in terms of fundraising, while taking on a personal challenge! All primary kids and a couple of staff members ran races and used it as an opportunity to raise funds for a scholarship for a student from Ukraine…

‘Giving Comfort’: Quilts for Child Refugees

A team of eleven volunteers (DP students, parents and staff members) made 22 quilts, to create something practical and comforting for Ukrainian refugee children arriving in Maastricht! Each quilt features a Sint Servaas Bridge pattern (by local designer Olivia Bertus) to signify the link with…

Philanthropist Shelby Davis Doubles Gifts To UWC!

We are delighted to share that United World Colleges (UWC) International Patron and global philanthropist, Shelby Davis, is doubling his support to the Davis-UWC Dare to Dream Scholarship Program for highly talented students in need, who are selected in over 155 countries to attend one…

Changemaker Programme

Students from UWC Maastricht and Porta Mosana College (also in Maastricht) have followed the Changemaker Program in recent months. They learned how to use their talents and networks when starting up a project. And yesterday during the CHANGEMAKER DAY they carried out those projects! Everywhere…

Maastricht Model United Nations: call for participants!

MaasMUN, Maastricht Model United Nations, is a conference led by students for students (with adult supervision). It is an educational simulation for young leaders on how the United Nation works with its policies. You can learn about diplomacy,  International Nations, UN Nations as well as…

WANTED: GUEST FAMILIES or HOUSING

UWC Maastricht is looking for guest families or housing, for students who can not go back home this upcoming summer break (due to reasons such as corona, no financial means or too dangerous in their home country). Are you up for a cultural, informative and…

Use our Booking.com-link and support UWCM for FREE!

Supporting our Scholarship Fund has never been easier! Do you ever book your hotel via Booking.com? Next time use our special link: uwcmaastricht.nl/booking Part of your spending will go to the UWC Maastricht Scholarship Fund and for you it doesn’t cost extra! — Deliberate diversity…

Beekeeper workshop for primary students

Our Primary Year 6 students have been inquiring into the life cycle of flowers and the process of pollination as part of their Outdoor Learning Program. A local beekeeper came over to give a workshop on how “kept bees” are taken care of, how the…

Director of Primary Appointment

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Nilde Pais as the new Director of Primary at UWC Maastricht, effective 1 September 2022. Nilde joins our school following a twenty-year career as Primary teacher, coordinator and Primary lead at various international schools in…

Inspiring and curious encounter with members of Curiosophy Collective

‘The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.’ Viktor Frankl. Exactly one week ago students and staff of UWC Maastricht had a very inspiring curious encounter with members of The Curiosophy Collective! Together they surveyed the question ‘What can we…

Partnership with DHL

UWC is proud to announce a partnership with DHL! The world’s leading logistics company. UWC’s education for peace and sustainability strongly resonates with DHL and its purpose: connecting people and improving lives. The company will be particularly involved in our project to support girls from the…

21 June: Career’s Fair

Our Knooppunt Team is organizing a Career’s Fair to help students who are unsure about their future careers explore different possibilities of life. They would like to present the idea that career possibilities are more than doctors or engineers through real stories. It will provide…

2 June: Diversity and Inclusion Event

How inclusive is the company you work for or the club that you are running? How can we discuss issues concerning race, ethnicity and gender while being mindful of sensitivities and different realities? On 2 June UWC Maastricht is taking you through best practices, challenges, successes and…

UWCM closed for May Break

UWC Maastricht is closed for May Break, between 23 April and 8 May.

UWCM students in Chapeau Magazine

Three UWCM students feature in this month’s issue of Chapeau Magazine. Aslambek, Rosa and Ng’or talk about their lives at UWC Maastricht, what they’ve learned so far and their future ambitions. And about Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, who is a UWC alum and will…

Student to UWCM thanks to TV Program Floortje Naar Het Einde Van De Wereld

Floortje Dessing, famous television host in the Netherlands, visited Belize in one of her recent episodes of ‘Floortje naar het Einde van de Wereld’ (Floortje to the End of the World). There she met Tati, who resides with her parents, living in a house which…

Paris Marathon to Raise Money for Scholarship

She did it! Kate Doyle, UWC Maastricht Director of Secondary School, ran the Paris marathon and raised money for a scholarship for a student from Ukraine to attend UWC Maastricht! Three other staff members are running marathons too. Support them and the scholarship fund via…

Fundraising event for Giro 555 by Primary Students

Our Primary School students hosted a fundraising event and raised over €2000! This money will be donated to giro555.nl. The event was an effort to raise funds for relief in Ukraine, but also a moment of togetherness with music and poetry. There were homemade crafts…

UWCM Alumna together with Dutch Princess in Harper’s Bazaar!

Fahima Elmi, UWC Maastricht Class of ’20, features this issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Together with Dutch Princess Laurentien! They met for an interview to speak about social involvement, female empowerment and Princess Laurentien being an example to Fahima! You can read the interview here. Harper’s…

IBCP at UWC Maastricht

As we have announced earlier this year, UWCM will offer the Career-related Programme (IBCP) to its students from September 2022. Learn more about this programme and the possibilities for alumni involvement from this interview with Nathan Hunt.   IB Career-related Programme at UWC Maastricht  …

Spring Update from Sandra

Spring Update from Sandra, Director of Advancement Now that almost all of the Corona-restrictions in the Netherlands have been released, it’s great to find our school going back to normal again. This means that our students are able to enjoy the full UWC experience and…

Sherab Dorji, Class 2015

Sherab Dorji, Class 2015 Can you please briefly introduce yourself for those who do not remember you from their time at UWC Maastricht?  My name is Sherab Dorji, I am from the Kingdom of Bhutan and I studied at UWCM from 2013 to 2015. I…

Sahar Thomson, Class 2016

Sahar Thomson, Class 2016 Sahar, your co-year Tomasz Bazant who was featured in the last alumni newsletter, nominated you for an interview because of your work on the Global Citizen Year. Before we talk about that, can you please introduce yourself for those who have…

Interview with YSE alumni facilitators

Aoife and Jule, Class 2016, Marilena, Class 2018 and Hannah, Class 2017 Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? J: My name is Jule, I graduated in 2016 as a residential student. I am from Germany. After graduating from UWCM,…

Matej Bilik, Class 2016

Can you please introduce yourself to those who do not know you? My name is Matej and I am from Slovakia. Right now I am a master student but back in the days I was a student at UWC Maastricht and I finished in 2016….

Arnaud Michel, Class 2016

Please introduce yourself to those who do not know you. My name is Arnaud. I am originally from Switzerland but I have had the privilege to live abroad thanks to my parents’ work in hospitality. I lived in a variety of tropical islands before coming…

Running for Ukraine!

4 UWC Maastricht staffmembers decided to join forces in terms of fundraising, while taking on a personal challenge! Each of them will run a marathon and use it as an opportunity to raise funds for a scholarship for a student from Ukraine to attend UWC…

Ukrainian alum safe thanks to UWCM friend

As a global movement that makes education a force for peace, our mission and our work come into sharp focus when crises emerge like they have in Ukraine. At the same time it is heartwarming to see that, even during times of war, our school…

Special visitors for Year 5 students

Our Year 5 kids had some visitors over this morning! Students from Basisschool De Vlinderboom were there as part of a language exchange programme and they played games together. In English and in Dutch, because those are the two languages kids from both schools are…

Tickets TEDxUWCMaastricht on sale

Mark your calendar for 26 March: TEDxUWC Maastricht is happening again! “This year’s theme is Beneath the Mask. Many of us have felt trapped behind a mask that conceals who we really are. Now more than ever, we are being asked to let our guards…

UWC community volunteered for NLDoet

At UWC Maastricht, our actions and language communicate compassion and commitment to communities. We work at all levels – personally, locally, regionally, nationally – to make the world a better place. Today we, our whole community, participated in NLDoet!  More than 1000 UWCM’ers worked with…

Start of Changemakers

CHANGEMAKERS started today! A project in which 120 students from UWC Maastricht and Porta Mosana College are committing to society in the coming period. Through trainings, they learn to discover their own talents and practice with new skills such as networking and project management. After…

International Women’s Day 2022

We celebrated International Women’s Day this week! Our students organized a Femme Fight Conference. And together with students and members of the school’s Female Empowerment Network we discussed fashion norms and values and how they are perceived differently in regions, tribes and countries. Also Youssra…

School closed for Carnaval Break

UWC Maastricht is closed during the Carnaval Break, from 26 February till 6 March.

Great performance by musical team

The UWCM Musical Team has given two great performances of their fully student led show. Congratulations to the whole team! Photo by Ajay Hirani.

Home Stay Family to make students feel at home

More and more families in Maastricht welcome our students into their homes over the school breaks. They sign up for an unforgettable, cultural and educational experience and are willing to give one or more students a warm break at the same time! Some scholars who live on…

Join our Youth Environmental Sustainability Conference online!

15 February at 19.30h it’s time for our Youth Environmental Sustainability Conference!  In the era of fake news and hollow political promises, it’s often disheartening to think about climate change, and think that the battle is lost. Through their conference, our students want to show…

Open call for speakers TEDxUWCMaastricht

Have you ever imagined sharing your unique story on the TEDxUWCMaastricht platform, organised by the youth for their local community, to inspire tomorrow’s world? It is with great excitement that the Tedx Team informs you that for the first time in two years, TEDxUWCMaastricht will resume…

Happy Chinese New Year!

恭喜发财 Happy Chinese New Year! This week Chinese, Asian and other students came together to celebrate Lunar New Year. It is now the year of the Tiger. They had dinner together and joined a Calligraphy Club. Led by club leader Melinda Huang, all participants wrote…

UWC nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

UWC has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!  While we are still a long way from being awarded the Prize, the nomination is such a wonderful recognition of our mission and vision as we enter the 60th anniversary year of the UWC movement. It affirms…

Spectrum Week at UWC Maastricht

Stormy weather in the Netherlands, which is perfect for a waving flag! It’s Spectrum Week at UWC Maastricht and we show our support for the LGBTQIAP+ movement!

Photo exhibition Werelddoelen in Beeld

Our students at the opening of the SDG photo exhibition “Werelddoelen in Beeld #2”! Earlier this year they received lessons about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and learned how to translate them into images. And now their works are presented at Pathé Cinema, Boschstraat)…

Big cheque for UWC Maastricht, thanks to Ladies’ Circle 36 Maasland!

Ladies’ Circle 36 Maasland donated €5.999,- to our Female Empowerment scholarship fund for girls from the MENA region! The ladies raised this amount by selling Christmas trees last month. Today two representatives of the circle visited UWC Maastricht and presented the cheque to the school’s…

UWCM Student Part of Photo Exhibition

Victoria, student at UWC Maastricht primary school, is part of a photo exhibition! She made a picture about her view on ‘Global Education’, one of the United Nations Global Goals. “I like photographers and I like to come up with creative things. I took a…

UWC Maastricht welcomes new Chair of the Board

UWC Maastricht is excited to announce the appointment of Angelique Paulussen as the new Chair of the school Board, starting 1 January 2022. In this role, Angelique will provide leadership at the level of school governance and provide guidance and support to the Head of…

UWC Maastricht closed for Winter Break

Between Saturday 18 December and Sunday 9 January, UWC Maastricht will be closed for winter break. We wish you happy holidays and a peaceful 2022!

Many lesson materials and toys for Adelante thanks to MYP2 students

Our MYP2 students have started an ‘Adelante Material Donation Project’, for which they asked people to donate toys. Adelante, a school for children with mental and/or physical disabilities, was gravely damaged by floods earlier this year. A lot of the lesson materials and toys that…

Human Rights Day Tree Planting

In light of the upcoming Human Rights Day, Shelter City Maastricht, Ugandan lawyer and human rights defender Anthony Odur and UWC Maastricht students planted a tree, to remind us that we all have the power to make a change! “It means a great deal to…

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Happy GIVING TUESDAY! What good cause will you be supporting today? Imagine everybody would do something good, together we could make a huge difference! Need some inspiration? Take a look at our Afghan Youth Initiative!

Marguerite Soeteman ambassador Female Empowerment Network

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen (right), together with Maria van der Hoeven, also ambassador, and Fahima Elmi, UWC Maastricht alumna UWC Maastricht is very honored to welcome Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, chairman of SER Top Women, as ambassador of the Female Empowerment Network! Together with women in key positions, she will…

Black Friday becomes GREEN Friday!

Second-hand clothes are given a second life in our Swap Shop, which leads to happy students with new purchases and at the same time a limited footprint! It is the responsible way of UWC Maastricht to participate in Black Friday!

UWC Maastricht for Afghan Youth

❝UWC was more than a school for me. It was a supportive space where I was able to flourish in a safe environment. Focusing on your education is already hard as it is… and nearly impossible to do when in unsafe conditions. The time to…

Power women meet power girls!

Elsemiek and Leone, two Dutch women whose daughters attended United World Colleges several years ago, visited UWC Maastricht to meet up with students Reema and Safiyo. Elsemiek and Leone belong to the school’s Female Empowerment Network and want to encourage other women to join too. By…

Buy Your Christmas Tree and Support Education for Girls

Based on the belief that the world needs more powerful women, United World College Maastricht is committed to quality education for girls. By buying one of our Christmas trees you will support the scholarship fund for girls from the Middle East and North Africa! Thanks…

Interview with alum Ane Breivik

Ane Breivik, Class 2017 Please tell us who you are, when did you graduate and what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of UWC Maastricht? And of your time at UWCM in particular? My name is Ane Breivik, I…

Critical Engagement with alumni Siem and Hazel

Siem van de Kar, Class 2018, returned to UWC Maastricht in October as one of the facilitators of this year’s Critical Engagement (CE) and told us why alumni should think about joining the CE team.   Please tell us who you are, when you graduated…

Interview with alum Georgia Katakou

When did you graduate from UWC Maastricht? And what comes to your mind when you think about your time at UWCM? I arrived at UWCM in 2016 and graduated in 2018. When thinking about those two years in Maastricht, I mostly think about the people…

Interview with alum Basit Muhammadi

Basit Muhammadi, Class 2018 Please introduce yourself, for those who do not know you. Is there anything specific that comes to your mind when you think back to the two years that you spent at UWC Maastricht? My name is Basit, and I come from…

Interview with alum Dasha Davidovskaya

Dasha Davidovskaya, Class 2018   For those out there who do not know you, can you please introduce yourself?  Hi! My name is Dasha Davidouskaya and I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2018. I am in my last year of studies at Luther College, and…

Interview with alum Tomasz Bazant

My name is Tomasz Bazant, I am Polish and I graduated from UWCM in 2016. When I think back to my time at UWCM, I remember idealistic, hard-working youth that learned from each other in a supportive environment full of devoted staff members. I could not…

Alumni Giving Back Survey

We know that UWC Maastricht alumni are fantastic people who are giving back to the UWC community and movement in many different ways.    Ok, so why the survey? We think we know but we do not have any solid data to show this. If…

A return to normal and beyond

A return to normal and beyond After eighteen months of lockdown, school closure, group quarantine and various modes of physical, online and blended learning, UWC Maastricht started this new academic year with a return to almost normal. Most Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands have been…

Caretaker Mac has begun his retirement!

October 22, 2021 was Mac’s, Hermon Mc last day as a caretaker at UWC Maastricht. We managed to catch him for a quick interview while he was handing out candy to all the students…how typical!   Hello Mac, today is your last day at UWCm…

Alumna Ane Breivik: From UWC to Politics

UWC Maastricht alumna Ane Breivik (Class of 2017) will become the President of Young Liberals of Norway on 7 November. Reason for us to have a chat with her and hear how she continues to live the UWC mission through her political career.   Please…

Outdoor learning with Y4

Our Year 4 kids had a workshop with Mark Franck from CNME – center for nature education! They learned what the different plants in our own school garden are and their uses. And of course they enjoyed some of nature’s treasures: walnuts, chestnuts, herbs and more!…

Successful first United Women Conference

UWC Maastricht hosted its very first United Women Conference! With 4 keynote speakers, over 80 guests and students sharing their insights and experiences, we discussed how we can support each other as women and empower young girls. The power of diversity in enterprises, the importance of education…

Happy UWC Day

Today we celebrate the diversity and strength of the UWC movement. It doesn’t accidentally coincide with the UN’s National Day of Peace. As a school committed to peace and sustainability, together we #reimaginetomorrow Picture by DP1 student Julian Haverkamp

Students present CD to mayor of Maastricht

Our students made a music album, called ‘Thank You For Caring’! They recorded covers, but also songs they wrote themselves. Mayor Penn-te Strake of Maastricht was one of the lucky ones to receive a hard copy of their record! Their music is also presented to…

Welcome Class of 2023!

Our DP1 students arrive today. Another cohort starting its journey of becoming changemakers!

UWC for Afghan Youth

The dramatic events happening in Afghanistan have shaken all of us. Like many of the countless humanitarian crises we are witnessing, we know that this will bring enormous repercussions on the possibility for youth—especially girls—to get access to education. Even those that manage to flee…

UWCer Effecting Change on University Campus

Our alumna Eunice is leading change at her current college campus! “If you want to make an impact, you have to be in the position to make that impact”. That’s why she has taken on a leadership position at her university! Read her story and…

Summer break

Summer break is around the corner! UWC Maastricht is closed until 30 August. We look forward to seeing students and staff back in the new school year!

Video: UWC Maastricht students about a more sustainable and healthier world

LIOF (regional development company of the Province of Limburg) interviewed our students about their view on a more sustainable and healthier society. Of course they spoke about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. And ours students shared concrete ideas for making the world a better…

emPOWERgirls Story: The wider the range of voices on campus, the stronger our understanding of female empowerment

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Ebony Burnside , who is working as English teacher and Head of Year at UWC Maastricht. After my two years as a UWC student in Hong…

Tradition to hang out flag after graduation

In the Netherlands students hang out a Dutch flag slung with a rucksack or other bag, to celebrate their high school graduation. So what if you went to UWC Maastricht the past years, are still in the Netherlands staying with a host family and just…

emPOWERgirls Story: Providing young women with education changes everything

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Larissa Stutterheim, who is working at UWC Maastricht as English teacher. There is an activity I often did with my Environmental Systems and Societies class as…

UWCM Alumna in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad!

Helen Tesfamariam (23) was born in Sudan. From the age of twelve she saved up to make the crossing to Europe. When she was seventeen, she unexpectedly received a scholarship to study at UWC Maastricht. It was the start of a new chapter of her…

emPOWERgirls Story: The ripple effect of educating one girl will be seen and heard for many generations

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Kate Doyle, who is director of our Secondary School. “Having worked in South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini (former Swaziland), as well as at two…

Chalkboard in nature to connect people

UWC Maastricht students Annamaria and Clifton-John made a chalkboard and put it in nature area Kleine Weerd in Maastricht. People passing by can leave messages on it to put each other in a positive mood! It also leads to interesting conversations. The theme of the…

A year of adventures and challenges – by Alumni reps of Class 2021

We are Ruel Domi and Alona Amisha, and we just graduated from UWC Maastricht! Ruel is from Albania,  he was a residential student and spent “only” the last two years living in Maastricht. Alona, who is from Israel and Russia, was born and raised in…

Loes interning at UWCM

Loes Gerrits graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2019 and then returned in September 2020 to do an internship as a music teacher. Discover what it was like to return to UWCM in the role of a staff member here.   Please tell us who you…

#livingthemission by Ilari Papa, Class 2016

Ilari left UWCM in 2016 to study international politics and security. Her work now mostly focuses on the US policy in the Middle East. Check here her way of living the UWC mission.   Please introduce yourself: I: My name is Ilari. I went to…

Andrea Grimaldi – Class ’12

Andrea is about to graduate from MIT with a degree in city planning. She is also involved in the Argentinian UWC national committee, especially in running the selections. Let Andrea tell you why to support an NC.   Hi Andrea, can you please briefly introduce…

Matthew and ToK conference

Alumni give back to the UWC movement in various ways. Matthew Solomon, Class 2014, joined us as the keynote speaker in the last Theory of Knowledge conference. Let him tell you what it was like! Can you please introduce yourself? M: I am Matthew Solomon,…

Syuen and Critical Engagement

I’m Syuen, I’m from Malaysia and I graduated from UWC Maastricht in 2018. Looking back, my 2 years at UWCM truly felt like an experience like no other but most of all, it was home, made up of the beautiful people who I will forever…

Helping with DP1 arrivals

Over 20 alumni both from UWC Maastricht and other UWC schools and colleges helped us to manage the arrivals of DP1s in the fall of 2020. The covid restrictions made the process more complicated than ever and we would have never done it without the…

The sky’s NOT the limit!

The SpaceBuzz has landed at UWC Maastricht, to teach students about our beautiful planet earth. Via VR headsets, they travel to space and get a real astronaut’s experience. By viewing the big blue marble from such a distance, they reshape their image of the planet,…

Maas clean up organized by students

Our MYP students decided to take primary school students on a river Maas Clean Up, to both understand the harm of pollution and to give back to the community. They did a great job, working together to collect as many litter as possible!

emPOWERgirls: Inspiring, intergenerational and intercultural exchange by doing good!

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Sandra and Christelle. Sandra is working at UWC Maastricht and founder of the Female Empowerment Network. She is meeting Christelle, a 19 year old student from Burkina…

emPOWERgirls: If you want to achieve something in life, a good education lays the foundation!

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Maria, Leen and Neging. Maria is part of our Female Empowerment Network and she is meeting Leen and Negin, two students from the MENA region at UWC…

Sounds of Freedom: Musical messages for relatives of American soldiers

Our students created musical messages for relatives of American soldiers who have their grave in the American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten. Their compositions are rehearsed and performed by an ensemble from the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. And they are also sent to the relatives of the soldiers!…

emPOWERgirls: Women as the backbone of society

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Kiki and Iqbal. Kiki is part of our Female Empowerment Network and she is meeting Iqbal, a 20 year old student from Somaliland at UWC Maastricht. Women…

UWC Maastricht students made an album

UWC Maastricht students made an album, called ‘Thank You For Caring’.  They recorded covers, but also songs they wrote themselves. Their music is presented to employees of Envida, an elderly care organization in Maastricht. It’s UWC Maastricht’s way to thank them for all their hard…

Youth Social Entrepreneurship at UWC Maastricht

Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) is a mandatory course implemented at UWCM. Olaya Garcia, YSE coordinator, joins to explain the programme. “The main goal for students is to gain tools and skills to be able to start their own projects and to positively change things around…

emPOWERgirls: Little by little we can make the world a better place

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Maruca and Zaynab. Maruca is part of our Female Empowerment Network and she is meeting Zaynab, a 18 year old Libyan student at UWC Maastricht. “Are…

UWC Maastricht and Nedlin: taking a broader view on the world

UWC Maastricht is very grateful to have a sustainable and socially innovative company like Nedlin among its fans. Nedlin, a company that offers laundry facilities for the hospitality sector and healthcare, has been supporting UWC Maastricht for six years already. It’s thanks to their support that…

Congrats on Grad!

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! With a festive online ceremony we have sent off our Class of 2021 into the next phase of their lives.  

emPOWERgirls: Helping others by inspiring them

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Thea and Rafah. Thea is part of our Female Empowerment Network and she is meeting Rafah, a 17 year old Syrian student at UWC Maastricht. “Pfffft!…

Outdoor Education, a vital accompaniment to the UWC experience!

Outdoor Education has been introduced at UWC Maastricht a few years back, with an increasing interest this year to achieve the goal of learning respect and appreciation for the nature that we are surrounded with. The same goal is shared between primary and secondary school,…

Uniting the world: UWC, together for our planet and for our future

As the world prepares for COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, together with our seventeen sister UWC schools and colleges, UWC Maastricht recognizes its role in tackling the threat of global climate change and making specific contributions to a resilient, net zero economy that protects,…

UWC Maastricht is looking for Guest Families or Housing

** 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…

Partnership UWC Maastricht and Women in Exhibitions network

UWC Maastricht and Women in exhibitions network are proud to announce they have entered into a charitable partnership and are excited to work together to empower girls from North Africa and the Middle East by offering them a place at UWC Maastricht. Oana Cipca, who…

emPOWERgirls Story: Sundus hopes to be an inspiration to many girls in the MENA region

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Sundus Al-Shibani, who comes from Oman and graduated from our school in 2014. It was a dream come true for Sundus to be accepted to UWC…

Students take action for Boerderij Daalhoeve

Our primary school students are raising money to help the animals in Stichting Boerderij Daalhoeve. Due to Covid-19 the farm struggles to offer the best care for its birds, bees, donkeys, goats and many other animals. That’s why our primary school heroes are organising sponsored runs, movie…

emPOWERgirls Story: ‘In Sudan boys are sent to school while girls are expected to adhere to certain cultural aspects’

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Roua Adam, a Sudanese alumna who is planning on going back to her country to run a sustainable eco-enterprise one day. Roua, a Sudanese graduate from…

Wanted: Moestuintjes from AH and Lentebloeiers Stamps from Plus!

Do you do your groceries at Albert Heijn or Plus Supermarket? We are looking for the ‘Moestuinmaatjes’ and ‘Stamps for Lentebloeiers’ they offer you! Our primary students would love to create their own kitchen garden and plant flowers at our school. You can drop them…

emPOWERgirls Story: UWC experience impacted Sarah’s important decisions in life

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we want to highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week it’s Sarah Kotb’s turn! Sarah graduated almost 10 years ago, together with the first batch of residential students from UWC Maastricht. They have been a tight knit group…

Volunteering with Serve the City

During times when COVID-19 has affected all of us negatively, there are communities and people trying to bring a little joy to our lives. Serve the City is one of such communities aimed at brightening people’s days by small actions. These actions include litter picking,…

Spring turns our students’ fingers green!

Our students have created their own garden on campus, following the principles of Permaculture Design: to create no waste and value recourses. They re-used an old fenced off-site so protected against grazing geese, they made windbreak walls from coppiced willow and alder which grows abundantly by the moat,…

Keeping Joy and Hope Alive – Jerusalema

We hope to keep the music and dancing going through lockdown, remote learning and difficult times. Thank you for helping us keep joy and hope alive! 💙💚 A special thank you to all the students, families and staff members who helped create this project. Music…

Could you use a hand doing groceries?

Our students are here to help!

UWCM wins at Intervarsity Debate Tournament

Let’s hear it for Sophia Zhang and Ram Orfanel! They competed in this year’s University College London Intervarsity debate tournament. As the only high school team within the competition, they faced college teams from around the world, ranging from schools such as University of Oxford, London…

Urban Youth Unite Conference

We cordially invite you to our online URBAN YOUTH UNITE CONFERENCE. Explore the Sustainable Development Goals through workshops and speeches! Special guest of the day will be Ed Johnson, former Mayor of Asbury Park and Honorary Member of the Global Parliament of Mayors. During the…

Welcome to a new UWC family member!

UWC students come from all cultural backgrounds and socio-economic realities. They have different religions, politics and beliefs. The vast majority of them will require a partial or full scholarship to attend a UWC. What unites them is that they dream big and are curious about…

Secondary school reopened!

As of today, 1 March, our secondary are welcome again in our school buildings. After weeks of remote learning, in person lessons will start again.

Tree planting by students

Some sunshine, fertile soil and many students willing to help: a perfect combination for these freshly planted trees! Thanks to CNME our students learned about the different edible species they would plant later. A total of 30 fruit trees (pears, figs, cherries), 30 shrubs (all types of…

Latin American Cultural Week

Make your own Piñata, learn more about The Guaraníes, a Paraguayan indigenous group, or explore different Latino American music styles. From Mexican Baladas to Argentinian Tangos, your playlist is about to take a 180º turn! Our students invite you to the Latin American Cultural Week….

Happy Valentine’s Day for elderly people in Maastricht

A happy Valentine’s Day for elderly people in Maastricht. Our kindergarten students finished a unit about the responsibility to care for others and made cards for residents of a care home!

Primary school will reopen!

As of next week, Monday 8 February, primary students can go to school in person again after a series of weeks because of the corona lock down. Teachers and parents/guardians are impressed by the work ethic and determination students have shown during the online school…

Home Stay Family to make students feel at home

More and more families in Maastricht welcome our students into their homes over the school breaks. They sign up for an unforgettable, cultural and educational experience and are willing to give one or more students a warm break at the same time! Some scholars who live on…

Our Year 3 students on TV!

We opened, as the first school in Limburg, our very own Fruit Forest! Curious to know what this is? RTV Maastricht made a video about it!

One of our students features at the World Press Freedom Conference!

Our DP student Mohamed became ‘world news’ when he featured on this year’s winning World Press Photo! A video about Mohamed has been made by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the UNESCO World Press Freedom Conference that is taking place 9 and 10 December…

Fast Fruit Corner opened!

We opened, as the first school in Limburg, our very own Fruit Forest on Tuesday 1 December. Thanks to IVN Natuureducatie, CNME and Dolmans Landscaping Group our students can grow their own fruit, nuts and herbs. At UWC Maastricht outdoor education plays an important role, as…

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…