Founded in 2013 as the only UWC college in Germany, UWC Robert Bosch College is set in an eco-friendly city near the Black Forest.
Student profile: 200 students aged 16-19
Campus and facilities: The campus is located in Freiburg, a city in south-west Germany that has been referred to internationally as ‘the greenest city in the world’.
The college is based on the site of a 14th Century Carthusian monastery, close to the historic and beautiful Black Forest.
The site has been sympathetically restored and redeveloped creating a state-of-the-art educational facility, thanks to the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Specialisms: The college places a particular emphasis on environmental issues, asking students to address issues such as how technology can contribute to sustainable, ecological development and peace. Also, with its ‘Green City’ status, Freiburg works with the college and students to find sustainable solutions.
Beyond the classroom: There are numerous possibilities for cooperation with locally and regionally based environment-related companies, think tanks, universities, institutes and organizations in Freiburg.
Project week - participants will be given recycled materials (plastic bottles) to construct their own small kayak within the given time. We will represent one team and the other 4 teams will be invited from nearby schools. Each team will row their respective boats across the Germeringer See and compete against each other. We wish to share what we have learned and aim to raise the locals' awareness about sustainability through joyful and enthusiastic competition.
Voluntary working at the SOS Village in Milan - visit different NGO’s in Geneva, to find out more about how they’re working and if possible to help them by doing some volunteer work. The aim of this project is to get involved in the work that the International Court of Justice to solve transnational issues, in order to achieve equality and justice for the nations. At the same time, to work voluntarily with Amnesty International, with the objective of knowing more about their work and take action to be part of it.