Learning from the transition process

We mainly did three things during the transition process: complete IB subject form, select our main area of interest, and talk to subject teachers. However, I entangled the most when I was selecting the IB subjects and my future possible career.

I struggled with selecting future careers since I do not have a specific future plan yet. However, I believe many students might face this situation, and the inspiration will come at any moment during the next two years. Despite the general trend of selection, I also struggled on whether to choose bilingual instead of English B HL or should I choose art subject instead of double humanity. It all came to an end after I had a discussion with my university advisor. My selections include all the columns and it is a relatively composite package. He set me a task about visiting campuses that I am interested in before we meet next time. The subject selection process is an invariable decision that you can not easily change during the next two years. Careful choice can reduce your future pressure, whereas sloppy choices will only make people regret it. I hope I won’t regret my selections.

Another thing about the transition process is to adjust your learning attitude in order to enter your “IB life”. In other words, it means no procrastination, maintain a positive attitude even if you do not get a good score, and ask questions whenever you are confused. From the beginning of this semester, I’d adjust my learning environment and adapt to new systems, since it is completely different from my previous school system. I hope after the transition process, I already well adapted into the UWC learning system and can achieve higher in the next few years.


Welcome to this blog which is about my first week in United World College of South East Asia. It was totally different from my original school.I came out from the comfort zone and try to connect with more people in the community. Although is hard to fit into a new environment, I will be proud of myself for overcomes the hardest part. My expectation for this year is to improve my English language skills, subjects’ grades and being a real “UWCer”. In order to achieve these goals, I might make a plan in detailed which can reflect my learning.No doubt to say, teachers here are soooo nice and are willing to help the students with struggles.UWCSEA is a new starting point for me. In this week, we mostly played ice-breaking games during the classes due to everybody is new and does not familiar with teachers.This process is essential for a learner because it is important to know your coworkers and teacher’s teaching style. On Friday, we get to know more services, including GCs. The culterama is coming soon so everybody is getting excited about the school. However, struggles and hard feelings still appeared toward me, that might be same for everyone. Anyways, keep going!!!