Project Week Fall 2018
Starting this coming weekend until October 6th, our students will be away from campus for the first Project Week of the term. Together with staff supervisors, they came up with 28 projects, most of them with a service-oriented or outdoor focus. From trekking or hiking in Austria, assisting at a permaculture farm in the UK, working in the Taizé community or exploring the local region, the goal of project week is that students learn to take over responsibility for themselves and their peers and plan a project from beginning to end: how to come up with a meaningful project proposal? How to organize travel and accommodation for a group of students? How to manage the budget of €175 per student for the week? At UWC Robert Bosch College, Project Weeks have become a core element of learning outside the classroom and through experience. While some more difficult outdoor excursions are accompanied by staff members, many students travel to their destinations in groups without staff supervision. Based on common questions asked by parents and guardians, we have put together a Q&A document summarizing the most important facts about the program, also sent out to parents and guardians at the beginning of Project Week by our Rektor. Learn more about how project weeks are embedded into our concept of experiential learning.