The Princess of Asturias will study the next two courses in the United Kingdom. As reported by the House of the King this Wednesday the first-born of the Kings will study the international baccalaureate program of the United World Colleges (UWC) educational institution at the Atlantic College of Wales.
Princess Leonor has undergone the entire selection process required by the Fundación Comité Español de los Colegios del Mundo Unido, which consists of an initial pre-selection phase, developed anonymously by each candidate, and a final phase, carried out carried out telematically with different tests.
As explained in a statement, the academic program is developed in two courses (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) and includes both science and literature subjects. This program is completed with a common interdisciplinary course on theory of knowledge, a research monograph, as well as a special program on creativity (theater, music, art, etc.), action (sports) and an activity that involves a service to the community (support in local schools, work with children with intellectual disabilities, the elderly, first aid, maintenance of nearby coasts and forests, control of environmental pollution indices, care and recovery of animal species, maritime rescue, coast guard, etc.) .
Joining the school is scheduled between the end of August and the beginning of September. Princess Leonor will reside, like the rest of the students, in accordance with the boarding system that the UWC Atlantic College has established within its campus, where it has several houses in which the students are distributed by groups of nationalities, origins and confessions. different, who live with teachers and employees of the center.
In the statement, the Palacio de la Zarzuela points out that the cost of the international baccalaureate, which amounts to 67,000 pounds sterling, will be “paid in full personally by” Mr. Felipe and Mrs. Letizia with their annual allowance. It also confirms that the Princess of Asturias will make her stay abroad compatible with the “progressive development of her institutional commitments in Spain.”