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Short Course 2018

Do you ever wonder about… who am I?  What do I care about? What are my passions? How can I impact my community positively? How can I meet and connect with other like-minded young people?

United World College Short Course Malaysia: Architects of Diversity is a one-week, bilingual (English and Malay) residential program for young Malaysians. Through interactive workshops, games, debates, and role-playing, participants will tackle the big question faced by societies that are defined by their difference: how do we best live together in difference and diversity?

At this Short Course, you will:

  • Make lifelong friendships with 40 students from various backgrounds all over Malaysia.
  • Engage in open, constructive forum to discuss, debate and learn about important issues facing us as a society: identity formation, multiculturalism, and social responsibility.
  • Express your opinions confidently and empathize with perspectives different from your own.
  • Become part of a global community of changemakers, and connect with other engaged and like-minded young people from all over the world.

Date: 18-25 August 2018 (Public School Holidays)
Venue: Janda Baik, Pahang

The cost of the program is entirely free. Food, accommodation and transport to and from KL Sentral to the campsite is covered. Travel stipends are available for those in need.

We are looking for 40 Form 4 students from all types of racial, geographical, economic and religious backgrounds. Our participants should be interested in engaging in communities, love building new friendships and be excited to learn by stepping out of their comfort zones.

The deadline for applications is on 10 April 2018.

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The UWC movement and values provide a pertinent and effective platform to bridge these differences and cultivate a sense and ability for intercultural understanding and celebration of difference among Malaysians. Yet each year the number of Malaysian students who would benefit from a UWC experience far outweigh the number of scholarships available to attend a college. We believe the UWC Short Course provides a great opportunity to enable more young Malaysians to develop these sensibilities.