UWC Changshu China
No. 88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, 215500, China
+86 512 5298 2602
|Head of College||Pelham Philip Lindfield Roberts|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||15-19|
|Number of pupils||570|
|Two-year fee||¥680,000 (scholarships available)|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Arunananda Mukherjee|
UWC Changshu China was founded in 2015 as the first UWC in the mainland of China on the initiative of Mark Jiapeng Wang and consists of Grades 10, 11 and 12. The college emphasizes its connection to its location and offers education focused on Chinese language and culture, youth leadership and environmental activism.
Inside the Classroom
UWC Changshu China offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum, and a Foundation Program for Grade 10 students. Within the IBDP curriculum, alongside standard courses, UWC Changshu offers foundation Chinese language programs (for international students).
Outside the Classroom
UWC Changshu China capitalizes an immersive Chinese experience, providing rich Chinese cultural context to support teaching and learning through culture, language and literature lessons and the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) program named Zhi Xing, meaning "learning by doing" as well as "putting knowledge into action". It enables the exploration of Chinese culture within the School and through interactions with the wider community. Many activities focus on building environmental stewardship.
Other activities, such as volunteering in local schools for kids of migrant workers stretch the boundaries of students' education and encourage youth leadership. In fact, many of the activities have student leaders, who use their knowledge to act as positive role models for their peers while also challenging themselves. Project weeks are an invaluable learning opportunity for students, allowing them to put UWC values into action. Students have the opportunity to interact with local communities and affect positive change.
Campus and Facilities
The 24-acre campus is built on an island on the northwest side of Kuncheng Lake. In architectural design, the campus is a reminiscent of a southern Chinese waterside village, where connections between all parts are seamless and unobstructed. The campus is also comprised of several cutting-edge technologies to enhance its sustainability. Campus facilities include: a multi-function performing arts-, STEM-, wellbeing- and conference centre, a design and innovation centre, a Chinese Programme Centre, residential houses for students and faculty; a dining hall and a library.
IBDP applicants apply through their UWC national committee or the UWC Global Selection Programme. Foundation Programme applicants need to contact the School directly.