01. November 2018

Reflection on Project Week

Project Weeks take place twice throughout the semester, in the fall and in the spring. Having just experienced his first Project Week since starting the UWC program, our first-year student journalist Lorenzo del Prete has shared some reflections about the meaning and importance of PW with us:

The first Project Week at RBC was an occasion to discover the beauty of new places and new faces. But is it just that? Project Week is also an opportunity for everyone to discover parts of themselves that sometimes remain below the surface during the rush of (extra)ordinary days at RBC. It is a time when hiking is not just hiking, but also making new friendships; when a service to a community becomes a service towards oneself; when a trip around a city becomes a trip inside our consciousness. Each student is led to change, to challenge, to improve, learning to plan routes, to climb a rock, to take collaborative decisions, to collect experiences outside the classroom and to condense theory into concrete results. While sharing our time with our fellows, we get to share our stories, our beliefs and our ideas, and that is the path to stretch our minds, to compare and to understand that diversity is not only about differences, but more often about veiled similarities, which would uncover themselves after exhausting climbing or when we dream of our warm home and our favourite meals. These feelings, once shared, unite us even more with our peers. Project Week is a pause which catapults us between wonderful landscapes away from our textbooks, essays and annoying devices. It is the moment that we realise that the world does not actually end outside the college gate, but rather begins just a step further. And when we get out of the bus, in that very instant we understand that the world is the place the school prepares us to embrace, discover and build.

by Lorenzo del Prete

NEWS

17. October 2019
UWC Graduate Mohamed Youssef Spoke at Global Affairs

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15. October 2019
Looking back at Open Day: a video journey

On September 21, we celebrated our five-year anniversary as a College. Here is a look back to our Open Day and Sommerfest, which attracted more than 800 visitors from Freiburg and beyond. Our student Vasyl interviewed the head of UWC …

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DATES

School Calendar

  • Special Focus Day: Model UN 2020-02-21
  • Host family weekend 2020-03-28 – 2020-03-29
  • Spring Day 2020-04-04
  • Global Affairs: the Mediterranean refugee crisis and potential solutions with the makers of the "Beyond borders" documentary 2020-04-22 at 16:00 – 17:30
  • IB Exams start 2020-04-30
  • Closing Ceremony 2020-05-24
  • Outdoor Weekend 2020-05-29 – 2020-05-31
  • Students leave 2020-06-09
  • All students arrive on Campus 2020-08-22 at 08:00 – 16:00
  • College opening 2020-08-23 at 08:00 – 09:00

Public Events

  • Public Talk | Yossef Ben-Meir, President of High Atlas Foundation (HAF) 2020-02-26 at 20:00 – 21:30 UWC RBC Auditorium
  • Kurs Setzlingsanzucht 2020-03-12 at 18:00 – 21:00 UWC Klostergarten [](http://www.prospecierara.de/de/veranstaltungen/detail/abendkurs-setzlingsanzucht)
  • Buchpremiere | Lesung mit Jeremias Thiel (in cooperation with Rombach) 2020-03-26 at 19:30 – 21:30 Auditorium
  • Kultur in der Kartause | with UWC UNICEF AG 2020-03-27 at 19:00 – 22:00 Auditorium
  • Kurs Balkongärtnern 2020-04-23 at 18:00 – 20:30 UWC Klostergarten
  • ProSpecieRara Setzlingsmarkt 2020-05-09 at 10:00 – 15:00 Mundenhof Freiburg [](http://www.prospecierara.de/de/veranstaltungen/detail/setzlingsmarkt)
  • Führung |"Lost places": die Kartause früher und heute (mit VistaTours) 2020-05-14 at 18:00 – 20:30 Treffpunkt Alter Meierhof
  • Tag der Arzneipflanze 2020-06-06 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Bauerngartenroute: Offener Gartennachmittag/ Open Day in the Garden 2020-06-26 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Kultur in der Kartause | Sommerlesung mit Gottfried Haufe 2020-07-04 at 19:00 – 22:00