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UWCSEA Grade 9 and 10 Mt Rinjani OED Expedition

Over the past several years, Dr Christopher Wolsko, Associate Professor of Psychology, Oregon State University—Cascades, and Dr Michael Gassner, Outdoor Adventure Education Consultant have been studying the outcomes of Middle and High School students’ Outdoor Education experiences at UWCSEA. They have witnessed numerous ways in which these trips have improved students’ psychological wellbeing, their internalisation of profile skills and qualities, and their sense of connection with nature. While the effects of these trips on personal, social, and even academic development are multifaceted, the cultivation of grit and resilience has always been a primary aim of the outdoor expeditions, and this year’s hike up Mt. Rinjani was a testament to that endeavour.

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Graduation 2024

As we turn the page on another fantastic year at UWCSEA, it’s time to celebrate the amazing Class of 2024. From overcoming challenges to creating lasting memories, we’re so proud of our students who have shown incredible dedication, hard work, and solidarity in their community. To our new alumni, you have all grown into remarkable individuals ready to take on the world and we cannot wait to see where you’re headed next! Here’s to your future adventures!

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