If there was ever a phrase or a sentence or even a series of jumbled words that could correctly define a home, then Ted Williams put it down perfectly:
‘Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.’
Although I totally agree with the above quote, sometimes the materialisation of one’s thoughts in the real world is more satisfying, and over the course of 16 years, every person that has come and stayed or come and gone, has made MUWCI a place which each visitor can adapt and adapt to based on personal interests.
It’s a flawed paradise.
I say this – even though I believe in perfection – because like each home, there are the ups and downs; the pros and the cons of living here. We find them everywhere we go. Now you may be a bit scared about the cons. Seriously. Chill. For one, you’re away from your family. Also, this experience would be (probably) for many a first glimpse of independence. You’re treated as young adults. You have your freedoms but there are the restrictions, being that you’re at a school and that there are guidelines that have to be followed. Nonetheless, it’s a brilliant experience.
For me, this is my home away from home. But it’s not everything I wanted it to be and it isn’t everything I dreamed about during the days leading up to my first as a UWC Student. And I’m happy that it’s that way. You know why? It’s because it surprises me and teaches me something new every day.
And the most brilliant part: MUWCI becomes your family. Your second years become your big brothers and sisters. Of course, you’re not always on fabulous terms with everybody but which family is? People are there for you. Your teachers are there to help you as long as you take the initiative to work towards your goals. No one will spoon feed you but they’re willing to guide you. What’s also beautiful about this experience is that you encounter so many individuals of different backgrounds, talents, cultures, societies and experiences; even halfway through a term or year you make friends that you become really close to and have some amazing conversations with people you do not usually hang out with.
2:02PM on 9th Oct 2014
Hi,……i am a junior who needs advice
I am a class 10 student with a very good academic background, wishing to have a ‘global level education with better understanding of the world’. I also want to study ‘Engineering/Applied sciences in one of the best universities of the world’ after my 11 and 12.
“.so could please suggest me how good is ‘UWCMC’ and IB diploma for both of my aspirations?”
please help me with your suggestion