About

As taken from the official Pearson College site:

Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world. We believe that education is a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Our education is transformational. There’s only one way to get here—by scholarship, worth $80,000 over two years.

The College was named in honour of the work done by the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of continuing the promotion of peace and understanding in the world.

Pearson College is one of 13 UWC schools and colleges worldwide.

Academically, it follows the two-year International Baccalaureate program (which qualifies you for university admissions) and it is part of the United World Colleges movement internationally. Located on the Canadian West Coast at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, a ninety-minute ferry ride from Vancouver itself, it is an international school in the truest meaning of the term, acting as a two-year bridge between cultures, countries and ethnicities, where genuine dialogue can be and is achieved, daily.

I am part of Year 37, which matriculated in August, 2010 and graduated in May, 2012, joining a global network of more than 40,000 alumni. You can read more about my experience in this section or you can start on your own.

All emphasis, photos and links are my own.

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