There was never more pressure on youth than today. Living everyday life we face different trade-offs that have their bad and good sides, but when it comes to some bigger decisions such as education, we often end up seeking for an advice from someone older. We are asking ourselves more and more if we are supposed to get educated to enter the workforce and follow the rules of capitalistic game or whether we persuade education as a way of cultural, social, intellectual and cosmopolitan development. These are some of the questions that MUNers point out often, because they are ones who are questioning whether to help society or themselves individually. Countries that proved to have excellent educational systems, such as Finland, USA, Sweden and Japan are actively looking for an alternative system that could substitute old-fashioned way of learning. One high school that was founded in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, UK, in 1962 tries to bring students from all around the world to study together and answer different questions of sustainability and prosperity of living in globalized world. That school is United World College.
The founder, Kurt Hahn, envisioned this school to be the solution for deeply divided world due to the Cold War. He thought that bringing students from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, religions, orientations would help erase stigma. Today this global organization has fifteen schools across the globe, with national UWC committees in over 140 countries trying to raise scholarships for every single student regardless of their socio-economic status.