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We are looking forward to welcoming the 106 young leaders and changemakers of Pearson College UWC’s Year 46 (class of 2019 – 2021).

On 28 August 2019 we expect to greet first-year students from more than 60 countries and territories. For the coming academic year, 29 per cent of students will be coming from North America, 22 per cent from Asia, 21 per cent from Europe, 11 per cent from Africa, 9 per cent from Latin America, 5 per cent from the Middle East and 4 percent from the Pacific/Caribbean.

“We are specifically excited to welcome students from countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Peru, Liberia, Morocco as we have not had students from those countries for a long time,” states Désirée McGraw, President and Head of College.

“Admission to Pearson College or any UWC is like solving a gigantic puzzle,” explains Fatma Dogus, Admissions Officer at Pearson. “We work with all 159 UWC National Committees and the international office to ensure that each selected student finds the perfect place for them, while meeting their financial needs and ensuring a balanced mix of diverse scholars for each of the schools.”

Six first-year students identify as of either Canadian or international indigenous heritage. We are also looking forward to welcoming two students who were slated to attend last year but had to defer their studies at Pearson due to challenges with their visa.

Overall, about 82 per cent of Year 46 students will be attending Pearson thanks to scholarship assistance made possible by generous donors who support the concept of a global UWC education.

We are thrilled to getting to know all year 46 students as well as welcoming year 45 back home for their second year on campus. See you all end of August!