Anonymous said: Hi! I noticed that you're going, or have already gone to, uwc, and I was just wondering what made you want to do it? I heard about it a couple years ago, and I'm going to apply soon, I think. How do you increase your chances of getting in?
Ahaha this is so weird, as I like to think this blog is pretty anonymous!! I went to UWCAC from 09-11. I went because it sounded like an incredible adventure, and excited me. Sometimes the reality didn’t live up to the promise, but it’s definitely an experience which made me who I am today and I am very grateful for that.
As for getting in, it really depends on your National Committee. As for my perception of selections, I think it really comes down to whether they think you’ll like the experience. It’s a very specific environment culturally, and I think it does fit/not fit different personalities. So, obviously I’d recommend making sure you’re academically strong, show you enjoy being busy and are involved in many other things, but other than that just sorta embrace that this could be amazing, but at the end of the day it’s just another school.
Someone said to me before I applied, “the biggest thing to remember is that it’s not Atlantis, it’s Atlantic College and it rains an awful lot.”
If you have any more questions feel free to message me :)