UWC Changshu China
UWC Changshu China was founded in 2015 as the first UWC in the mainland of China on the initiative of a UWC alum, Mark Jiapeng Wang. Since its opening, the College has grown considerably and is today home to 443 students. UWC Changshu China consists of Grades 10, 11 and 12 with most international students attending UWC Changshu for Grades 11 and 12.
Three Unique Features
- Chinese Culture - Every student will take at least one Chinese course, be it language, literature, or culture, creating an immersive environment of Mandarin Chinese as well as a rich Chinese cultural context to support teaching and learning. Meanwhile, the Zhi Xing program (“learning by doing”) enables the exploration of the Chinese culture through interactions with the wider community.
- Youth Leadership - Many of the Zhi Xing activities have student leaders, who use their knowledge and experience to help their classmates to excel in these activities, acting as positive role models for their peers while also challenging themselves.
- Environmental Stewardship - Students participate in activities such as recycling, organic farming, and wetland protection, making a positive impact in the community.