【前進加拿大UWC世界聯合學院】學費集資大作戰

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秉持著貢獻台灣社會的態度,我爭取到前往加拿大UWC學習的機會。對世界充滿好奇心的我,將在UWC做更多的學習,從來自世界各地的「人」事物中獲取滋潤生命的養分,不斷突破自我以達成共好社會的初衷。

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NT$239,000
目標 NT$430,000
贊助人數 26
剩餘時間 28 天
時程 2021/04/13 20:00 – 2021/06/13 23:59
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(Video has English subtitles. The English version is appended below.) #

前言:#

大家好,我是鍾欣彤(Jill),就讀新竹女中高二。今年很榮幸能被世界聯合學院 (UWC) 台灣理事會錄取,將前往位於加拿大的分校就讀兩年國際大學預科文憑課程(IB)。

UWC聚集來自世界各地的高中生,以教育團結不同國家、民族和文化,促進世界和平和人類的永續發展。

一次偶然我參加了Lead For Taiwan舉辦的「思辨論壇」,我發現有價值與能力是比「會考試」更重要的,同時身邊有朋友是分數到哪就念什麼系,又或花了18年在念書,卻要在短短幾天決定未來要念的系,才發現臺灣教育什麼都教,但在思考與邏輯論證方面仍比行之有年的國外缺乏。我在臺灣學生「尋自我」的旅程上看見努力的方向,UWC讓我看到教育能有的可能性,以及學成歸臺後回饋我成長的家鄉的機會。

我想成為我想看到的改變。IB強調批判與系統思考,以及國際觀的培養,配合2030國家雙語政策,加上許多高中生有想出國進修的願景。結合我在臺灣與IB的教育經驗,將IB帶進臺灣,將是以一個先驅者的角色把經驗和技巧帶給有需要的學生,朝以臺灣家庭較能負擔的學費,為其提供國際化的課程努力。以及和UWC的同學在Zoom上創建時事平台,讓對社會議題有興趣的臺灣學生能夠直接與當地國家的人交流,例如緬甸與白俄羅斯的抗爭。我也會參與其他國家ㄚ的同學在他們國家舉辦的討論,雙向交流將臺灣介紹給其他國家的高中生。

很多事不做並不會怎樣,但做了會很不一樣,我的行動力、對世界的好奇心、和不斷的自我發現讓我相信自己能做到。這次,我想藉由大家的幫忙,募足43萬台幣的學費,讓夢想成為現實,在逆風中,展翅翱翔。

首先,我想謝謝UWC提供我兩年(100%)中70% 的獎學金。和家裡討論過後,父母資助40萬(15%)台幣已是極限。因為不想放棄這難能可貴的機會,我決定出來募款。扣除掉15%家裡夠支付的學費,還剩下40萬(15%)學費需要集資。

哈囉:)我是鍾欣彤,來自苗栗縣,就讀新竹女中高二。

【觀察→行動】#

我善於觀察所身處的社會,對世界上的問題保持敏感,無法接受自己不為在意的社會議題做出行動與改變。因此,我曾號召淨街、在校內宣傳藻礁公投連署書、積極爭取在思辨營隊幫忙的機會......開啟了我以服務為興趣的自我學習。

【在教育議題找到熱忱】#

我積極參與思辨與領導力性質的營隊及課程,也曾在成大單車節的新創教育展上擺攤,希望能從此刻開始提升自己的能力,為教育議題付出。

【反思生命價值】#

身為高敏感族(High Sensitive People),我對生命意義的思索和對他人心理狀態的同理比一般人感受強烈許多,「什麼是好的人生?」,諸如此類不易回答的問題在我看來卻是能提升幸福感的重要因素。Z世代的我們常有對未來的焦慮,或對自我探索的迷惘。在多元價值觀充斥的現代社會,人們的心理狀態成為需要更關注的新健康。我正在「成為有故事的人」的路上,希望在人們,特別是Z世代,遇到茫然不可解的問題時,適時分享經驗或建議,為提升人們的幸福感追尋價值盡心力。

【堅持不懈】#

我在2020年代表新竹女中參加中區「外交小尖兵」初賽,希望能深入了解臺灣的外交處境,也代表臺灣和其他國家交流。但其實我們在報名截止才發現這個比賽,並決定參賽。可報名表需要學校用印,程序至少需一天,加上報名時需先確定團體表演主題,在我們盡力完成其他所有申請程序卻仍需放棄時,我在放學後不死心地打去外交部詢問是否有機會讓我們下星期一再送出用印文件,最終報名成功。


1.[多元文化的衝擊-國際觀]#

我希望跳出舒適圈與同溫層,讓全球化和多元價值成為人與人之間真實的交流,從而了解世界如何運作,反思原有看待事物的方式。在往後解決社會問題時,能夠全方位的認知,而不是與實務脫節,注重理論權威的協商者。

例如在探討臺灣主權爭議、南海主權等敏感議題,不再只是紙上談兵,而是真的有來自這些國家的人們,大家用和平的態度及客觀的角度抒發自己的想法進行討論及辯論。

2.[在地球村高密度縮影—尋找定位]#

21世紀是每個人都需要重新思考自己定位的時代。就讀UWC是一個拓展眼界、重新檢視自己的機會。在尋找自己定位的同時,也思考我在社會中還能有怎麼樣的影響力和貢獻。

3.[應對複雜的全球挑戰]#

每學期的專題周,每位UWC學生將所學應用於生活。從發想、計畫到執行服務全部都要自己來。這份身體力行的價值與考驗不簡單,不設限的學習內容臺灣的教育環境並未強調,但不但能學到如何去實現自己的想法,也能從中聆聽不同文化背景下的觀點,讓知識不受限於課本中。

經過兩年UWC 薰陶後,我期望能夠主動發現問題、找出方法、解決問題、促成改變,對自己所在的社會,真正實踐那份「原創、反思」與跨領域的能力,創造對世界的正面影響力。

4.[獨特、共享的UWC Community]#

來自世界各地的我們有著截然不同的語言、膚色、背景,因為想讓自己與世界變得更好,擁有包容世界的愛,我們在這裡一起追尋UWC 使命,也提升面對全球挑戰時的心理韌性。

我希望透過前往UWC的志向與決心,向所有台灣人傳遞UWC教育運動的可貴之處,將UWC價值與使命帶向世界。運用我小小的聲音,在大眾之間創造最大的回聲。

1.[將IB帶進臺灣]#

國際大學預科文憑(IB)的課程核心是「全球關懷」,強調探究實作與跨領域思辨能力,是世界級大學都認可的高中文憑。現今臺灣只有8所私立高中與1所公立西松高中為IB學校,同時,有其他公立高中希望成為IB授權學校。

我希望回臺持續投入教育領域,將IB推廣至雙北以外的公立高中,讓更多學生能以可負擔的學費,研讀適合的教育體系,或提升自身能力以更好的適應全球化的未來。結合我在已實行IB課程48年的加拿大UWC與11年臺灣體制內教育之經驗,能夠在轉型時提供建議,或為初次接觸IB的體制內高中生提供輔導,為臺灣高中國際化盡一份心力。

最後,也能扮演中間人的角色,連結臺灣理事會、UWC分校的資源、與臺灣參與IB師範培訓的老師,邀請臺灣有興趣研習IB學程的老師至UWC參觀交流,一起為臺灣IB課程的成熟努力。


2.[時事平台 feat.UWC同學]#

我會和UWC的同學在Zoom上創建時事平台,讓對社會議題有興趣的臺灣學生能夠直接與當地國家的人交流,創造連結世界的真人圖書館,例如緬甸的政變,能夠直接訪問身在緬甸的學生。我也會參與其他國家的同學在他們國家舉辦的討論,雙向交流將臺灣介紹給其他國家的高中生。

例如荷蘭分校舉辦的The International Peace Conference連結世界的學生討論和平議題。但我的平台會關注較多在臺灣學生的參與上。


3.[辦理思辨性質的論壇及營隊]#

回國後,我想向歷屆學長姐看齊,繼續辦理思辨與領導力性質的論壇。我將利用在UWC所學,組織不同的批判性思考課程,推動不同的短期及長期的培訓課程及學生活動,讓思辨教育能在臺灣更普及!


4.[進入校園辦理分享會]#

我希望在寒暑假回國時能進入校園,將UWC帶給我的,盡力將這份機會傳承下去。像「為臺灣而教Teach For Taiwan」的創辦人劉安婷一樣深入偏鄉學校分享,讓台灣學生了解有不一樣的方式,走向踏入社會的路。


5.[研究各國教育體系]#

至UWC後我會研究UWC教育和臺灣教育的異同,是否有臺灣可以學習的地方,並訪問各國的教育制度,思考教育的本質,同時也分享教育資源。


6.[國民外交]#

我的英國外師常說在英國他鮮少聽到臺灣,曾認為中華台北的會旗和中國就是臺灣。不一定要是身分特別的人才能出去為臺灣做軟性外交,我是在臺灣這片土地長大的,站出去就是一個很好的軟性外交出去了,在臺灣有很多不一樣的人群,我想把他們的經驗帶到國外去。例如:媒體自由,民主奮鬥,環保政策......

UWC裡的學生未來很有可能成為各國有影響力的人士,我相信,走出來與他人交流,除了精進自我,也能了解其他國家有什麼我們值得學習。

行政院政務委員唐鳳代表政府,強調台灣是因為珍惜民主、開放、人道精神及言論自由等核心價值,才能打造出有利集體創作及社會創新的環境。


總結來說,UWC考驗的翻轉價值,正是我給予自己的挑戰。

世界聯合學院(United World College,簡稱UWC)是從1962年開始的全球性教育運動,現今在全球有18間分校,接收159個不同國家與區域的學生。

[UWC=小聯合國]#

UWC的創辦人德國教育家柯漢(Kurt Hahn)在二戰後發覺敵對與爭端源於彼此的不理解,他意識到讓不同國家地區、不同宗教、不同階層、具領導潛力、並願意服務社會的學生,在多元文化的衝擊裡一起生活、學習,進而擁抱彼此間的差異,是減少未來衝突的最好方法。

[培養韌性與面對人生的能力]
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UWC是國際大學預科文憑 IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) 的三間創始校之一。IB被譽為全世界最難的高中課程,課程核心是思辨與獨立思考。但UWC也同樣重視學生的課外活動與生命意義的探索,例如每學期破百小時的社會服務 (CAS)

[核心價值]#

[小結]#

整體而論, UWC 相信「經由親身參與的方式、培養學生看重公眾利益」的價值觀,是對整個世界的正面發展,具有龐大影響力的。這樣學習的過程,就像是在學生心中種下一顆希望的種子,期望學生在人生的道路上,時時刻刻地為我們的世界盡一份心力。

而這個價值觀的養成與實踐,或許才是 UWC 會被哈佛大學教育研究所,選為「全球十大有影響力教育機構」的真正原因。

[UWC臺灣理事會]#

  • UWC的各國學生由本國國家委員會選拔。

  • 家庭經濟狀況並不會影響學生的錄取結果。

  • 申請者無法自行決定前往哪個國家。

  • 諾貝爾和平獎:1974年,Pearson College UWC是為了紀念獲頒諾貝爾和平獎的前加拿大總理萊斯特.B.皮爾森,延續他和平與全球合作願景,並繼承柯漢博士的理念而創立。 

  • 海洋保育:皮爾森校區位於加拿大第一民族的傳統領地內,也位於瑞斯礁岩(Race Rocks) 生態保護區。
備註:當初選填校區志願時,我希望能藉由這個機會體驗不同環境與文化背景下的生活,因此優先選擇非亞洲地區的國家,加拿大校區更因其尊重自然環境,與注重心靈環境而擁有獨特的靈修中心而吸引我。

  • Pearson College UWC (加拿大分校)兩年學費共272萬台幣(100%)
  • 謝謝臺灣理事會願意提供約192萬台幣的助學金(70%)
  • 謝謝父親願意提供40萬台幣的學費(15%)外加生活費
  • 謝謝母親願意支持兩年內的機票
  • 高二結束的暑假我會打工賺取募資回饋品項的花費
  • 學費不足的部分約40萬台幣(15%)
  • 希望能夠集結平台上大家的幫助募集剩餘的學費

**本次募款金額為新台幣四十三萬元。包含:(15%學費)新台幣四十萬與8%平台回饋金(32,000)**

青少時期的滿腔熱情,在這,將獲得盡情揮灑的空間。這一路走來並不容易,希望藉回饋品項向大家表達我的感激之情。

1.電子回饋項目:
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  • 感謝函:金錢贊助是最直接的鼓勵,不論金額多寡我都會親筆寫一封E-mail感謝您們

         預計回饋時間:2021 九月底

  • 電子感謝卡片:卡片內將收集收集3到5位來自不同國家的UWC學生感謝您支持UWC教育運動的話語。

         預計回饋時間:2022 一月

  • UWC報報:報紙內容包含每一學期—IB課程的學習心得/社團(CAS)經歷/UWC生活&故事分享/UWC節日與活動分享/加拿大第一民族的風情報導......

          預計回饋時間:每學期結束後的假期(1或7月) 


2.實體回饋項目:

  • 明信片:將從加拿大當地挑選,以郵寄方式寄出。

  • 小禮物:將到溫哥華島當地手工藝品店,經當地人介紹挑選最具當地特色的風情小物!

  • 預計回饋時間:2022 一月 (因疫情可能無法在學期間出入校園,敬請見諒)

3.長期回饋項目:(詳細內容都將以Email與您討論)

  • 年度回顧影片:在UWC一年級結束時,我會將整年度的經驗與見聞製作成影片,內容包括教育差異的分享、同學專題實作的記實、體驗式學習(例如:建造獨木舟、溫室、健行)等的風景分享。

  • 參與私人經驗分享會:我將在暑假回國時,在臺灣辦理一場私人分享會。內容不只會有我在UWC所學的種種,也會邀請有特殊不同教育經歷的學生一同與您分享。
  • 校園演講或其他場地演講:在任何贊助者提供的地點,時間確定後到場分享、辦工作坊或論壇等。

  • 個人對談:屆時可依您的要求分享經驗,例如國外大學關於助學金的申請,如何準備語言能力考試,IB學業的筆記等。又或是協助您做針對教育相關或我有所涉獵的議題的研究。

  • 加拿大任務:只要在我能力範圍之內,我都很樂意配合特別的合作方式與計畫。例如若時間許可,可以在當地幫忙擔任地陪,深入地介紹加拿大當地。

  • 預計回饋時間:2023 六月


聯絡方式#

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G-mail: jay098161615617@gmail.com
Instagram account (IG): @jill_yu_ki

後記 #

謝謝您花費這麼多時間消化我提供的資訊。我真的很希望大家能夠幫助我,鼓勵現在的年輕人,支持我前往UWC吸收他的養分。無論贊助多寡,您的每一分錢都是在實現UWC的教育理念。無論您的親朋好友,誰對我的方案有興趣,也請您轉發給他們看!期盼大家能對計畫有所共鳴,助我協力達成募資目標。

祝安好:D

更多資訊:#

UWC 臺灣理事會的網址:https://www.tw.uwc.org/about?lang=tw
UWC Taiwan的FB:https://www.facebook.com/uwctaiwan
UWC 加拿大分校的網址:https://www.pearsoncollege.ca/
世界聯合學院的網址:https://www.uwc.org/
Lead For Taiwan的FB:https://www.facebook.com/LeadForTaiwan/




English Version!!! #

Help me raise the tuition for UWC!#

Brief Introduction: #

Aspiring to contribute to Taiwanese society and beyond, I strived for this excellent opportunity to study in an international high school in Canada named United World College (UWC). Despite the scholarship and financial support from my parents, I still need to raise 430,000NT for my tuition. The most admirable thing at UWC is the people from all over the world. I will learn more profoundly and broadly through precious experiences with curiosity towards different cultures and societies. I will embrace and overcome challenges and keep my faith in contributing to the community.

Foreword (Summary):#

Hello everyone! My name is Jill. I am from Taiwan and currently studying in grade 11 at National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School. This year, I am honored to be accepted to the United World College by UWC Taiwan National Committee. I will be going to Pearson College UWC in Canada, one of its 18 campuses worldwide, to study International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) for two years.

UWC (United World Colleges) gathers high school students worldwide and is a global educational movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. 

I knew UWC from a deliberative forum held by an educational NGO named Lead For Taiwan. Participating in this educational event, I realized that the values and abilities of a person are much more important than getting good grades on tests. That is because everyone is different, and their importance should not be determined simply by their academic performances. I have seen a new possibility at UWC, where students can explore their passions and be valued in many different ways. I am keen on immersing myself in this educational environment provided by UWC and bringing more positive changes to my country after graduating. 

I believe consistent action can bring positive changes to our society. 

IB is known for its profound critical and systematic thinking education and cultivating a student’s global vision. With the 2030 bilingual policy in Taiwan and seeing many high schoolers desiring to study abroad, I want to promote the IB program to the public school system to provide Taiwanese students with quality education. Most importantly, I hope to share my UWC experience with more people in Taiwan and let them know that excellent education can also be accessible and affordable

Besides, I plan on creating an online space where Taiwanese students have an opportunity to discuss and exchange viewpoints regarding global issues, such as Myanmar’s military coup and Belarusian protests against the President, with UWC students from over 90 countries. Similarly, I will also attend panel discussions organized by my classmates and share my perspectives as a Taiwanese. 

I am eager to take action and be the change I want to see in the world. I believe that I can do it. My ability to put things into action, curiosity about the world, and continuous self-exploration will guide me through this meaningful process. This time, I want to reach out to you for help, fundraising 430,000NT for my tuition. Your donation and support will mean a lot to me and help me make my dream come true. Together, we can make the world a better place! 

First, I would like to thank UWC for offering me a scholarship that will cover up to 70% of my tuition. After I have discussed it with my family, unfortunately, they can only afford 15% of the remaining cost. I don’t want to give up this excellent opportunity to study at UWC. Therefore, I hoped to seek help from you and decided to fundraise the rest of the expense by myself. (15% = 400,000NT) 

【From Observation to Action】#

I’m good at social observation and sensitivity to global issues. I am eager to bring changes and things into action. Over the past few years, I have launched street cleanup events, advocated the importance of protecting algal reef protection at school, and volunteered for various educational events by Lead For Taiwan. From these experiences, I have found my passion and aspiration for social service, making people’s lives and society better.

【Passion for Education】#

I’ve been actively participating in camps and courses related to critical thinking education and leadership development. I also worked with some ardent students to set up a stall promoting education startups in the educational exhibition of National Cheng Kung University. I am keen on continuing my passion for education and sharpening my skills at UWC, hoping to make more contributions to the Taiwanese educational field. 

【Reflecting on Life】#

As a highly sensitive person, I’m introspective and care about mental health. “What is a good life?” This kind of  question is the factor that can increase our happiness. The generation of 1995-2009 constantly feel anxious about the future. Modern society fills with various voices, which raises my awareness of human’s mental health. I’m on the path of becoming a person with stories because I hope to share my experiences, maybe will be an inspiration in some students’ lives.

【Perseverance】#

I took part in “Teen Diplomatic Envoys” as a school representative in 2020. I joined this competition because I wanted to deeply understand Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with other nations and represent my country to communicate with people worldwide. In fact, we knew this competition at the application deadline. We decided to participate, but the registration form needs the school’s stamp. However, the administration of my high school told me they at least need one day to run the process. We decided to give it a shot. We contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask if it would be possible to register for the competition. Finally, we succeeded in signing up for this event. 


1.[Global Vision]#

I want to step out of my comfort zone. By immersing myself in an international environment with diverse values, I am eager to know how the world works and further reflect on how I have seen it. I believe this will equip me with the ability to think critically and thoughtfully when I try to solve social problems in the future. 

When it comes to some sensitive topics such as Taiwan’s sovereignty or South China Sea dispute, studying at UWC will enable me to talk to people from those related countries in person. UWC will also be a platform to discuss these topics and share our viewpoints peacefully and objectively with one another. 

2.[Find My Place in the Global Village]#

The 21st century is an era when everyone needs to find their place in this global village. UWC gives me an excellent opportunity to broaden my horizons and reflect on myself, enabling me to think about how I can contribute and help those in need. 

3.[Face Complex Challenges]#

“Project Week” is where UWC students can experience what they’ve been learning and explore more knowledge outside textbooks. Students have to discover problems and plan to solve them on their own. With facing challenges at UWC for two years, I hope to improve my problem-solving abilities, and cultivate interdisciplinary skills to influence the world positively.

4.[Unique UWC Community]#

UWC students come from all over the world. We're here studying and living together because we believe in UWC's mission and values - to make the world a better place. We have the responsibility to accomplish that, hoping to share our kind love with our world. This is what makes us stronger.

With determination and ambition, I want to let more Taiwanese know about the UWC movement and bring UWC's mission and values to the world, hoping to impact people positively.


1.[Bring IB into Taiwan]#

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a widely implemented education program, founded to give students age 3 to 19 the opportunity to receive an education fit for a globalizing world. Taiwan has 8 private schools and 1 public school which use IB as formal curricular right now. Meanwhile, there are other schools which want to become IB authorized schools. 

I want to dedicate myself to understanding this form of global education, as it is known for its profound critical and systematic thinking education and cultivating a student’s global vision. I want to promote possibilities for a quality education that can also be accessible and affordable. 

On top of that, I will connect the UWC branches and Taiwanese teachers who are interested in IB. By inviting them to UWC branches, we can work on promoting IB to Taiwan together. 


2.[Panel discussion featuring UWC students]#

I plan on creating an online space where Taiwanese students have an opportunity to discuss and exchange viewpoints regarding global issues, such as Myanmar’s military coup and Belarusian protests against the President, with UWC students from over 90 countries. Similarly, I will also attend panel discussions organized by my classmates and share my perspectives as a Taiwanese. 

Take The International Peace Conference held by students from UWC Maastricht for example, It provides a climate in which youth can meet and exchange ideas concerning the achievement of peace. It may be beneficial for Taiwanese students to have similar opportunities. 


3.[Critical thinking related camp]#

I will hold critical thinking and leadership related camp or courses when I come back to Taiwan, like other Taiwanese UWC alumni. I will go into campus to promote speculative education by holding soft power related training and activities.


4.[Sharing]#

I want to pass down what UWC provided to me. By holding sharing around Taiwan, especially in the remote schools, I hope to give Taiwanese students an inspiration that there is another way to choose when they are planning for their future.


5.[Research on Education System Around the World]#

I am going to conduct research about UWC and other countries’ education to find out what Taiwan can learn from and share the education resources to the world.  


6.[People-to-people Diplomacy]#

My English teacher from the UK once said that when he was back in the UK, he seldom heard Taiwan and acknowledged Taiwan as Chinese Taipei or a province of China. I as a representative of Taiwan who conduct people-to-people diplomacy do not need to have special status. I grew up in Taiwan and I can introduce Taiwan to others. There are many different groups in Taiwan and Taiwan has many interests worth sharing such as freedom of the press, democracy and environmental policies. I want to share them with people from all over the world.

UWC students have the potential to become influential figures. Standing out and communicating with others, while learning from other countries, will be a valuable experience. 

During Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang’s acceptance remarks, she said the award demonstrates global recognition of Taiwan’s commitment to promoting social innovation, which has played a vital part in strengthening the government’s response to COVID-19. The country embraces the values of freedom, openness and democracy and is willing and able to share its experiences with countries around the world in line with the Taiwan Can Help spirit.


To sum up, UWC gives me the challenge to be the change which exactly is what I want to achieve and pursue. 

UWC has been a global education movement since 1962, now with 18 schools and colleges around the world. UWC selects students from 159 countries in the world.

[UWC=Small UN]#

Kurt Hahn, a German educationalist, founded the UWC after experiencing a deep misunderstanding that surrounded the cold war. UWC aims to bring together young people from different nations, religions, socioeconomic status to act as champions of peace through an education based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding. All students will benefit from learning in a diverse environment that helps to broaden their mind and sense of self - alongside gaining an internationally recognized qualification.


[Preparation for Life]#

UWC colleges teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma as their formal curriculum, a qualification that UWC played a major part in developing, while also emphasizing the importance of experiential learning, critical and independent thinking.

UWC also emphasizes community service and outdoor activities. Take “CAS” for example, this is the social services and extra-curricular that students need to achieve more than 100 hours per semester. CAS demonstrates that a UWC education is not simply a series of academic challenges, but an approach for life: developing concern and compassion for others. CAS allows students to put their learning from inside the classroom into context.

[Core Value]#

[Conclusion]#

UWC believes that students will be able to influence the world positively through experiential learning and community service. This is why UWC is marked as a “Top 10 influential education institution in the world” by Harvard. 

[UWC Taiwan National Committee]#

  • UWC college students are selected domestically, through UWC’s unique national committee system.

  • Selection is independent of the student’s socioeconomic means.

  • Due to the distribution of scholarships, students cannot decide which branch they are going to attend.

  • Lester B. Pearson – Pearson College UWC was created to honor the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lester B. Pearson, a former prime minister of Canada, whose vision of peace and global cooperation inspired the founders of the school.

  • Ecological Reserve – Pearson College UWC acts as the eco guardian for the world-renowned Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and located on the mild west coast of Canada on the traditional territory of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation.

Remark: The reason why I placed Pearson College UWC on my preference of branches is because I want to see more by experiencing different cultures and social atmosphere. I prioritized the branches which are not in Asia. Pearson College UWC has a Spiritual Centre because they respect the environment and care about the spiritual environment. This is what attracted me.


  • The tuition of Pearson College UWC for 2 years is 122,720CAD=2,720,000NTD(100%)

  • Thank UWC for offering me a 70% scholarship.

  • Thank my father for supporting me 15% of tuition (400,000NTD) and living expenses.

  • Thank my mother for supporting my flights.

  • I will work part-time to earn the money for the perks this summer vacation.

  • The part of insufficient tuition is about 15% (400,000NTD).

  • Hope to gather everyone’s help to raise the remaining tuition.

(The total amount I need to raise is 430,000NTD because I need to pay this platform 8% as feedback.)

I am ready to pursue what I mention above with my enthusiasm. I could not achieve this with your support and help, so I prepared some perks to show my gratitude.

1.Virtual perks :#

  • Thank-you letter: Thank you for your support and encouragement. Regardless of the amount, I will write an Email to show my appreciation.

-Estimated time of completion: September 2021

  • E-card: I will collect the words of 3-5 students in Pearson College UWC to show our gratitude and delightment to your support.

-Estimated time of completion: January 2022

  • UWC Newsletter: This newsletter will include my IB learning reflection, CAS experiences, UWC stories, UWC activities and festival, a report about First Nation in Canada, my study plan or goals and album…

-Estimated time of completion: the vacation after every semester (January or July)


2.Substantial perks:#

  • Postcard: I will pick up the picture postcard at the downtown of Vancouver Island and send it by post.

  • Gift: I will ask my local friend to buy a gift with Vancouver’s features.

-Estimated time of completion: January 2022 (Because of the pandemic, students may not be allowed to leave the campus. Sorry for that.)


3.Long-tern perks: #

(The detailed date, time, location and method will be discussed by email.) #

  • One-year life video: At the end of first year, I will make a video about my experiences and insights throughout a year. The video will include experiential learning, extracurricular activities (e.g. Kayaking, Paddle sport, Sailing, Greenhouse, Hiking…) , project week and campus environment.

  • Sharing: It is expected to return to Taiwan after completing two years of UWC studies. The content includes not only my experiences of studying abroad, but also the sharing of students who have different education backgrounds.

  • Lectures on campus or other venues: It is expected that after completing two years of UWC studies. I will return to Taiwan and hold a sharing meeting. 

  • Personal talks: I can share experience according to your requirements, for instance, how to apply for the scholarships in university or my research on the education system around the world. 

  • Canadian mission: As long as it is within my ability, I will complete it for you as much as possible, for instance, I can be your guide when you come to Vancouver Island. The follow-up task will be discussed by email.

-Estimated time of completion: June 2023


Contact:#

Following is my contact information, Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!

G-mail: jay098161615617@gmail.com

Instagram account (IG): @jill_yu_ki

Epilogue:#

Thank you for your time. Even with relative financial difficulties, I want to push myself to see more and step into an international classroom. I hope to share my experiences, and successfully raise the tuition from your support. If anyone is interested in my fundraising project, please share the link with them. Again, I am always here to answer your questions. 

Have a nice day :D

For your information:#

The website of UWC Taiwan: https://www.tw.uwc.org/about?lang=tw

The FB of UWC Taiwan: https://www.facebook.com/uwctaiwan

The IG of UWC Taiwan: https://www.instagram.com/uwctaiwan/

The website of Pearson College UWC:https://www.pearsoncollege.ca/

The FB of Pearson College UWC:https://www.facebook.com/PearsonUWC

The website of United World College:https://www.uwc.org/

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