Program Details

-You will meet 39 wonderful youngsters and 7 facilitators from all around the World, and live and learn with them in the historical setting of Madrid, Spain. -You will become even more aware that young people represent a force of social change within you
Location:
Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Action x Change is a 15 day bilingual (English/Spanish) and residential summer programme organised by UWC España to extend the reach of UWC values to more young people in Spain and abroad. With youth social entrepreneurship as central theme, you will develop your own social project while acquiring skills and tools like public speaking, budgeting, project design, team building, group work, etc. During this programme, you will work on topics such as youth social entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence, dialogue development among cultures and nations, leadership, creativity, and environmental protection, as well as enjoying artistic and outdoor activities. This transformational programme has been designed by a team of international educators and facilitators, belonging to different fields of expertise and with experience in the field of education. They are all UWC alumni and some of them continue collaborating with the movement year after year. Workshops and sessions are organised by the team of trainers and facilitators, as well as by other speakers with relevant experience in social innovation: young entrepreneurs and eminent experts in different fields. 108 youngsters from Spain and abroad have already participated in this experience, as intense as fascinating. Do you want to be next?

-You will meet 39 wonderful youngsters and 7 facilitators from all around the World, and live and learn with them in the historical setting of Madrid, Spain. -You will become even more aware that young people represent a force of social change within your own community. -You will get to know all necessary tools that will help you implement your social project (strategic planning, team building, public speaking, debating, negotiating, seeking alliances and potential sponsors, monitoring your own project, measuring results, etc.). -You will explore your social awareness and values in order to promote respect, understanding, non-discrimination, and peace, through a complete programme of leisure, artistic and sports activities. -We will help you make the most out of the rest of the summer and the following academic year by implementing your social projects, with the help of a mentor.

The UWC (United World Colleges) movement has already contributed to educate more than 40,000 youngsters from over 180 nationalities in its first 50 years of existence. All academic programmes, summer programmes, and short courses delivered by the UWC in the five continents share the same goal: to prove that it is possible to change the world, conveying enthusiasm and the realization that, together, we can make the dream of peace, solidarity and sustainability a viable reality. UWC provides the keys for any inquisitive young person to become a social entrepreneur.
Setting Description:
The AxC2015 Summer Programme will take place in the heart of Madrid, at the University Residence Marqués de la Ensenada. Only a few metres away from the Western Park, you will live in an ideal location: -Accommodation at a student hall, with double rooms including a complete restroom, daily cleaning and air conditioning -Dinning hall with balanced menus, catering to all kinds of needs (medical, religious, etc.) -Five-a-side football, handball, basketball, volley-ball, and padel tennis courts, swimming pool and green areas -Assembly hall, computer lab, classrooms, and leisure zone -First-aid post
Cost:
About 1620 USD (1395 Euros)

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • ActionxChange
    5.0
    02/11/15

    Hi! My name's Julieta and I participated in ActionxChange 2014. ActionxChange is a very complete experience, once you finish it nothing will ever be the same. You have the opportunity to learn and share, to befriend and laugh, think and talk. ActionxChange

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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