Yerevan /Mediamax/. The new academic year has officially started at UWC Dilijan. This year the college has welcomed 228 students from more than 80 countries.
Although the pandemic has complicated the logistics of bringing students from all over the world to Dilijan, over 150 students are already on campus. Currently on lockdown, the campus is divided into zones and “bubbles” to ensure that people on quarantine do not interfere with those who are out of it. All students and teachers will reach Dilijan by the end of October. Until then, the learning process will be a combination of in-person and online studies via Google Classroom, ManageBac and other platforms.
UWC Dilijan conducted an IT audit that is guiding the college's effort to implement technology effectively. The college was therefore well placed to respond to the need for online teaching and learning due to COVID-19 with e-learning tools, interactive online textbooks and access to Google Suite for Education for all students and staff. These efforts allow students to continue their learning wherever they are before everyone is back to campus.
“Despite the somewhat unusual beginning of the school year, our college continues doing everything to make education ‘the force to unite’ and to support the remarkable journey of 228 students from different cultures and backgrounds, as well as have a positive impact on Dilijan and the region,” says Gabriel Abad Fernández, Head of College.