Action x Change 2018 - UWC España Summer Programme

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About

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 a 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 program, 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 program 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. 210 youngsters from Spain and abroad have already participated in this experience, as intense as fascinating. Do you want to be next?

Highlights
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • International team
  • Youth social entrepreneurship
  • In Spain
  • 60 young people from different nationalities

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María
10/10

Unique opportunity

Action x Change was a unique opportunity for me to learn and grow. It's a very challenging experience that will help and encourage you to create your own projects to make the world a bit better. The awesome facilitators will give you key tools for teamwork, entrepreneurship, brainstorming, and many more. The programme is very intense, but it's also really fun, you will make friends for life from all over the world.

How can this program be improved?
It could last longer.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ana
10/10

Open minded and unforgettable

Translated Review:
Axc has given me many things, including great friends for life, an unparalleled experience, to develop many skills, understand the world around me from different points of view and the opportunity to improve my English with people from different countries.

Being an international you learn about different cultures and different opinions on the same subject. And invited people from different areas come to talk to us about what they do and how the world has changed.

One thing that I liked a lot was that a group of boys and girls did like a "club", in which we said every day a word and for the next day we had to prepare something with that word, some made poems, stories or just opinions about it.

It was a great opportunity to discover myself and to recognize what I really wanted to do in my life.

For all this, if you are a person interested in improving the world and trying to change it, in knowing new cultures and ideas, and to squeeze all your potential, this is your opportunity.

Thank you Axc for this opportunity that you offer to young people.

Original Review:
Axc me ha regalado muchas cosas, entre ellas grandes amigos para toda la vida, una experiencia inigualable, poder desarrollar muchas capacidades, entender el mundo que me rodea desde diferentes puntos de vista y la oportunidad de mejorar mi inglés con personas de diferentes países.

Al ser internacional aprendes sobre diferentes culturas y diversas opiniones sobre un mismo tema. Y encima vienen personas invitadas de diferentes ámbitos para hablarnos sobre lo que hacen y como han cambiado el mundo.

Una cosa que me gusto mucho es que un grupo de chicos y chicas hicimos como un "club", en el que decíamos cada día una palabra y para el día siguiente teníamos que prepararnos algo con esa palabra, unos hacían poemas, cuentos o simplemente opiniones sobre eso.

Fue una gran oportunidad de descubrirme a mi misma y de reconocer que era lo que verdaderamente quería hacer en mi vida.

Por todo esto, si eres una persona interesada en mejorar el mundo e intentar cambiarlo, en conocer nuevas culturas e ideas, y de exprimir todo tu potencial, esta es tu oportunidad.

Gracias Axc por esta oportunidad que brindáis a los jóvenes.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Carla
10/10

A fantastic experience

Last summer I went to Uwc in Toledo. I knew it was going to be a wonderful experience but it completely exceeded my expectations. I learned thinks that I would have never learned otherwise in school. I made friends form all around the world with who I am still in contact and I had a fantastic time. It was two weeks that changed my perspective on the world, where I learned how to be a social entrepreneur next to beautiful people inside and out. We had a lot of activities and debates which were very interesting. Tolerance, solidarity and dialogue were extremely important words we learned.
I thoroughly encourage everyone wanting a life changing experience to apply to this short course in such the beautiful city that is Toledo!

How can this program be improved?
Honestly it should be longer because even though they are two intense weeks, they are so captivating and stimulating that two weeks seem nothing.
Yes, I recommend this program
Israa
10/10

A life Changing Experience

It’s my first time in forever being out of the country of my residence. Yet I’m sure it will be the best .. at first I was so afraid , like getting to meet new strange people and open my mind to new ideas , but I was astonished how those people become my second family , I loved them a lot and felt like I know them since 100 years ..
I learned lots of amazing stuff like social entrepreneurship and how to tackle problems in my community with proper programs ...
I liked also the diversity of this environment and how to respect the other with good spirit and intentions.
Really this experience changed my life towards the better and I really hope from my heart to repeat it again 💜💜

Yes, I recommend this program
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Isabel
10/10

An unforgettable summer!

If you are thinking on applying to this program I would tell you what are you doing! Don't even think it, it's the best go and apply and then keep on reading. These course changed my perspective about problem solving when you are young. I meet the best people ever who are know my closest friends. And also I enjoyed every session which where all incredibly interesting. Also you will get to know people from all around the world and understand their cultures. The best part about it all is the community you create, you won't feel like you can't be yourself because there is so much trust. And definitely good vibes!!

How can this program be improved?
If you could stay there forever! Because you won't want to leave.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Iñigo
10/10

A life changing experience!

I joined the UWC Action x Change in July of 2017. I must say it has been for me a life changing 15 days! What makes the ‘amazingness’ of this summer camp, is a mix of human connections and intellectual growth. The facilitators are not only all experienced in what they tell you, but are also some of the most interesting and wise people I have met! You will learn a lot about interpersonal relations, and relation with yourself. You will hear from some great speakers that make it all the way to Toledo!
After the programme, I wanted to know more about it, and ideally make it a part of my everyday! So, I started reading books about topics that we had touched on, and I applied to the UWC schools!
Applying to the programme was definitely a life decision for me, looking back!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing to be changed, it is literally perfect the way it is!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Teresa
10/10

Couldn´t be happier to be part of this

I was scared to forget everything we experienced there. I was scared that time will blur memories, faces and events into an abstract ActionxChange, which won´t accurately reflect every second and moment we shared. However, I know that feelings will last and, without knowing how or why we feel them as intensely as we experienced them, I´m certain I will never forget them. I will remember the sensations I had while walking blindfolded holding Ajay´s hand trying to find out how Laura and Belén feel during their everyday life in complete darkness. I won´t forget the sound of the wind through the branches; its touch like a warm hand caressing my face, I won´t forget the changes in Ajay´s voice as he talked by my side, how I perceived people around me, when they walked by my side, whey came close, when they loomed above me, the shorty of the group

When we were all togeher it seemed like time had stoped and we lived a long long intense day that never ends, or that we actually didn´t want to be ended. The activities, each and everyone of them exciting and inspiring, filled us with energy, joy and happiness. When I looked around I saw endless smiling faces, hugs and kisses, signs of friendship, companionship o shenanigan here or there, inspiration and loads of admiration for our facilitators, speakers and let alone our mates. The morning activities were pretty intense. Very intense. We needed to focus on our individual projects, listen while sharing our own opinions and learn a thousand things totally new to us. But there was no problem since we were all excited about our ideas and projects. We wanted to change the world and gain the tools to do so, for our projects to succed. They made us feel impatient but excited, hopeful and strong enough to never give up and overcome any obstacles that may cross our ways. It was an honor and dream to be in ActionxChange 2014

We were 27 persons in the huge girls room, 27 smily faces with twenty seven stories to tell, twenty-seven ideas, twenty-seven experiences, twenty-seven different ways of living. Yet there was something that united us, the reason why we met here, : We want to change the world. And believe me, we will manage to do it.

How can this program be improved?
The "criminal game" should not be done after such a intense activity as we did.
There should be more interaction between Spanish and Internationals (even though it was quite good connection).
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sandra
10/10

¡Una experiencia genial!

Es una experiencia increíble, donde aprendes muchísimo y conoces a gente increíble. Además aprendes muchísimos idiomas. Yo tuve la suerte de poder optar a una beca completa.
Podría decir, que como actioner del año 2014, Action x Change cambió mi vida.
Desde este Short Course he sacado mi propio proyecto social "Proyecto SOL" y lo estoy poniéndo en marcha.
¡Todo el mundo debería de ser actioner!
Action x Change changed my life.

Yes, I recommend this program

About UWC España

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.

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