Never before have I stepped foot in a more diverse place with such a bounty of altruistic and kind people. At Pearson, people tend to be incredibly fond of each other and it is not rare to find students hugging each other absolutely everywhere. There is so much love, appreciation, and support for one another, along with the awe that comes with living with such different people. The faculty and staff that live on campus tend to have very close relationships with students, opening their homes for tea and coffee, or letting students use their kitchens to cook or bake in. Since we are there without our parents, the support of adults is so valuable to Pearsonites. Leaving UWC, I found that I felt even more connected to alum all over the world. As soon as you make the connection with someone that you both went to Pearson or any UWC, there is an instant connection and sense of community. After Pearson, I travelled through Europe and stayed with a number of my friends form Pearson and we always picked up right where we left off.
The worldwide UWC community has a phenomenal outreach program to students alumni and parents. Each individual can then decide their level of involvement and commitment to the organization.
After having attended UWC, you are part of an amazing network of people. There is certainly a sense of kinship that comes with UWC alum. Since it's a boarding school, parents are not involved and I would discourage them to if they wanted to. I have made a point of visiting my peers across the continent every year and have used the various platforms for job hunting and apartment hunting.