UWC Red Cross Nordic
Flekke, 6968, Norway
+47 5773 7000
|Head of College||Gudmundur Hegner Jónsson|
|Date Appointed||August 2002|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||16-19|
|Number of pupils||200|
|Two-year fee||NOK545,000 (scholarships available)|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Peter Wilson|
UWC Red Cross Nordic College has three pillars: Nordic, Humanitarian and Environmental. All Nordic countries contribute to the funding of the College, enabling the College to undertake a selection entirely based on merit and potential, creating a learning environment where diversity is truly experienced as a value for all.
Inside the Classroom
UWC Red Cross Nordic offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Alongside standard courses, students can take Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Global Politics and Theater Arts. Additionally, all students take a Red Cross Diploma, and first year students attend weekly sessions in the Life Skills program, exploring and developing their familiarity with topics relating to he Nordic, Humanitarian and Environmental pillars of the College. Distinctive of UWC Red Cross is the The Survivors of Conflict Program, which enables young people with disabilities coming from conflict zones to attend UWC RCN. The aim is that the participants will return to act as resourceful and active society members in their home countries. This is assisted by the Foundation Year Program, a necessary prerequisite for including students from a marginalised background and is offered to students who arrive with a disrupted educational background and limited competence in English. UWC RCN also runs a preparatory Summer Course in advance of the academic year to give new students with limited English exposure lessons in the language, provide them with a supportive network and introduce them to life at UWC.
Outside the Classroom
The college places a strong emphasis on community service with a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities (e.g. Ski Week, Cultural Days, crafts and other activities at Haugland Rehabilitation Centre). The College has its own centre for visitors, which receive camp school children in spring and autumn. This is a central part of the College Service program. The beautiful fjord landscape provides an excellent setting for activities in the water and on the mountains.
Campus and Facilities
The College has 5 student residences, each housing 40 students. The rooms are furnished in traditional Norwegian style and each has its own bathroom facilities. There is good access to the swimming pool at the Haugland Centre as well as a weight training room and a gym.
Students can apply through their UWC national committee or through the UWC Global Selection Programme. There is a special selection process for the Survivors of Conflict Program.