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Summer Programmes

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Every year, young students from around the world enrol in our Summer Programmes to tackle important issues such as social justice, sustainability, identity, and more in a first-hand UWC experience.

Our Summer Programmes started in 2009 with a mission to give the UWC experience to a broader audience. Students from around the world — Argentina, Colombia, the USA, Korea, and other countries — have attended our Summer Programmes since inception.

We’ve taken the best aspects of a UWC school — living in a diverse community; experiential education with a strong focus on real-world issues; engagement with causes we’re passionate about; and excellent teachers, facilitators, and partner organizations — and then put them into an immersive, intensive, exciting series of socially relevant learning experiences!

  • Who Can Apply?

    Students between the ages of 14 to 16 who are currently enrolled in high school (IB CAS Credit is applicable).

  • When?

    In light of COVID-19, we have suspended our Summer Programmes for the year 2020. Our Summer Programmes will resume in June and July 2021 and last between 1 and 3 weeks, depending on the programme. It is possible to do all programmes back-to-back over 6 weeks for a truly immersive UWC experience.

  • Where?

    All our Summer Programmes are based at the MUWCI campus and include field trips in the local Mulshi Valley and Pune or further travel within Maharashtra or Central and North India.

Programmes
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YES: Youth, Environment, Sustainability
9 June - 22 June, 2021

This 1-week programme takes place in a world biodiversity hotspot and focuses on environment and conservation issues in India. You will work with environment and sustainability NGOs, participating in field trips and projects that encourage you to engage with complex questions of development and conflict, globalisation and consumerism, culture and technology. You will receive foundational knowledge, skills, and inspiration to explore the challenges around sustainability, leaving you equipped to make informed and sustainable choices and lead projects of change within your communities and beyond.

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TGIF: Theater, Gender, Identity, Film
9 June - 22 June, 2021

This 12-day programme is MUWCI’s most creative Summer Programme, allowing you to learn film and theatre techniques as you explore, create, and express constructs of gender in today’s society. TGIF is designed to help you understand, identify, and question the way gender is portrayed in popular culture and familiarise yourself with common narratives and stereotypes in the arts. The programme encourages you to use the mediums of film and theatre to convey your ideas and voice your opinions.

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Encounter India
9 June - 22 June, 2021

This 3-week programme focuses on the complexities of development in India through various social, cultural, political, religious, and economic perspectives. You will have first-time experiences like planting paddy with farmers in the beautiful monsoon, understanding and experiencing ancient religious and communal traditions around sacred groves, and being welcomed into the simple homes of rural families for overnight stays. You will also travel to different parts of rural and urban India, where you will be sure to learn about the country in unexpected and transformative ways.

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Applications for 2021 Summer Programmes will open in January 2021.

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Scholarships

We have scholarships available for students who attend our Summer Programmes. Many students request scholarships, so we encourage you to apply as soon as applications open!

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