maandag 27 augustus 2018

Crown Princess Elisabeth's First Day of School

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 on the 27th of August 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.

Before this, crown princess Elisabeth studied for 5 years at the secondary school of the Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels. So far, her entire official schooling was in Dutch. She speaks French at home and has learned English at school and through media. 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.

A very insightful article written by an alumnus of the Atlantic College.

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