UWC Mahindra College currently hosts a series of short programmes for schools and other educational partners, which wish to visit India and engage in meaningful learning. For International Baccalaureate schools these programmes are often designed with CAS-oriented programming. Over the last decade, our visiting partner institutions have included International School of Hilversum (Netherlands), Oslo International School (Norway), Winterline Global Skills Programme (United States), Global Leadership Adventures (United States), UWC South East Asia (Singapore), Daly College (India), Whistling Woods Film School (India), SAGE: Global Education (United States) and others.
Please contact [email protected] to enquire about our custom programmes.
5 Reasons To Plan A Short Programme with UWC Mahindra:
1. We are driven by a keen motivation to further transcultural and value-based education
2. We have proven expertise in providing experiential education to students from over 100+ countries
3. We provide a safe and well-structured experience on our dynamic campus, supported by a vibrant international community & capable staff
4. We possess excellent networks of partner organizations and resource people, to flexibly design and cater to most specific programme needs
5. We understand how to provide well-grounded context-based education that is truly transformative
Custom designed programmes vary in duration from a few days to several weeks. Visiting groups are typically under 35 participants (including accompanying faculty) and currently enrolled in high school or university. The primary portions of the programme are based at our beautiful college campus, with some optional travel components. We leverage our incredible location in rural Maharashtra, excellent network of local organizations, and proximity to urban and cultural centers, to present a very holistic experience of India. The College assumes all organizational responsibility for the visit including programming and facilitation, accommodation, catering, facilities and safety arrangements. For overseas groups we also support visa applications and immigration compliance after arrival. Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and structured environment within which participants can make the most of the vivacity of India.
Programme Focus Areas
Programmes are designed and customized depending on the desired educational or learning focus. All programmes have a strong discussion-based core, focused around classroom facilitation, guest speakers, workshops, readings, group discussions and reflections. The three key additional experiential components we draw from are service, culture and outdoors. Our most popular programmes are a combination of activities from each of these 3 areas.
Service Learning: involve projects with partner organizations around topics of development, education, health care, agriculture, gender rights and more. A sampling of past projects:
Cultural Immersion: involve
Outdoor & Adventure: involve projects or activities developed under the college's extensive Outdoor Education programme