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Simone Sgarbossa

24 March 2017

English, English Department Chair, UWC ISAK Japan

Simone holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from the Università degli Studi di Trieste. He began teaching English while collaborating with a charity in Rwanda. Simone has been involved with the UWC movement for the past twenty years. After running short courses in Montenegro and Russia, in 2006 he joined the faculty of UWC Adriatic. In 2015, he came to UWC ISAK Japan, where he teaches English and Theory of Knowledge, and serves as English Department Chair. Trained as a counselor in Carl Roger’s person-centered approach, Simone introduced the Peer Supporter programme to UWC ISAK Japan. He believes that the intellectual development of students should go hand in hand with their personal growth, and he is committed to supporting them in discovering and achieving their potential, both inside and outside the classroom.


“Education is an inward journey towards the discovery of your own talents and passions. It is also an outward journey to embrace challenges, to meet ‘the other’, to serve your communities and to learn to choose for yourself. I feel privileged and proud to accompany my students at UWC ISAK Japan on this journey”.