maandag 19 maart 2018

Coming Up: Crown princess Elisabeth Leaves Belgium

19 March 2018

Belgian court has confirmed crown princess Elisabeth (16) will be studying in Wales, Great Britain for the next two school years, thus finishing her secondary schooling abroad and in English with an international baccalaureat.

Elisabeth will enroll at the Atlantic College in Wales, starting in the summer  of 2018. The school is part of the United World Colleges (UWC), an international group of schools founded in 1962 by Kurt Hahn and Lord Louis Mountbatten. UWC Atlantic College’s 350 pupils hail from 90 countries. About half of them have a scholarship.

Inside Atlantic College, Saint Donats, Wales

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales: Elisabeth's new home for the next 2 years

The crown princess had to take part in an entrance exam, which she passed, just like 11 other Belgian students who will also join the school.

Princess Elisabeth is currently in the 5th year of secondary school at the Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege of Brussels. So far, her entire schooling has been in Dutch. She speaks French at home and has learned English at school. Elisabeth is also fluent in German, via private classes.

Apart from receiving excellent academic schooling, the students at Atlantic College do volunteer work and have lots of different activities to chose from. Among the alumni of the school are Dutch king Willem-Alexander and Canadian astronaut & governor-general Julie Payette.

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