“Love other human beings as you would love yourself.” – Ho Chi Minh
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child must be seen as a whole: all the rights are linked, and no right is more important than another. The right to relax and play (Article 31) and the right to freedom of expression (Article 13) have equal importance as the right to be safe from violence (Article 19), the right to education (Article 28) and the right to be heard (Article 12). – UNICEF
The human race stands at a critical moment in global history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms, amidst a population explosion, we are one human family and one global community with a common destiny. We must join to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of the world, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations. And it is for that future generation that we must begin at our schools. For the future lies with them.
Become the leading bilingual international school in Vietnam with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.
UTS creates a safe, dedicated, and creative learning environment, inspiring all students to develop their talents and personalities so that they become complete lifelong learners and compassionate leaders who contribute to changing the world for the better.
UTS’ goal is to prepare students to come to life in the 21st century by helping students develop learning skills and become fulfillment developed individuals and always explore the world around them.
Global Citizenship at UTS is a shared commitment to positive change, embracing diversity and embodying our core values of Contribution, Creativity, Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Lifelong Learning. It’s about nurturing compassionate leaders who, within a safe and innovative environment, strive for excellence, understanding, and a better world for all.
UTS Core Values:
Contribution, Creativity, Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Lifelong Learning.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
At UTS, we acknowledge the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for global progress. Our commitment to these goals is embedded in our curriculum, extracurricular activities, and daily practices. We actively strive to align our core values with the following SDGs:
|Contribution to addressing poverty||No Poverty (SDG 1): We aim to educate students about poverty-related issues and inspire them to take action towards poverty alleviation, both locally and globally.|
|Promoting creativity through quality education||Quality Education (SDG 4): We are committed to providing a high-quality bilingual education that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the 21st century.|
|Courage to challenge stereotypes and promote equality||Gender Equality (SDG 5): We promote gender equality and empower students to challenge stereotypes and advocate for equality and inclusion.|
|Integrity in responsible resource management||Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6): We instill an appreciation for water conservation and environmental responsibility among our students.|
|Respect for diversity and combating discrimination||Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10): We strive to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment that celebrates diversity and combats discrimination.|
|Promoting lifelong learning in sustainable urban development||Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11): We educate students about sustainable urban development and encourage them to explore solutions for urban challenges.|
|Lifelong learning in environmental responsibility and climate action||Climate Action (SDG 13): We promote environmental awareness and empower students to take action against climate change.|
At UTS (US Vietnam Talent International School), we embrace our core values of contribution, creativity, courage, integrity, respect, and lifelong learning as the foundation of our educational mission. These core values guide us in our pursuit of excellence in education and form the cornerstone of our commitment to fostering intercultural learning within our community.
Intercultural learning is not just a subject in our curriculum – it is a dynamic aspect of our students’ educational journey. Our commitment to intercultural learning reflects our understanding that diversity enriches our lives, broadens our perspectives, and nurtures the growth of well-rounded individuals.
|Knowledge and Understanding||Skills||Values and Attitudes|
|Intercultural Awareness: We instill in our students a profound awareness of the richness and complexity of various cultures, fostering a sense of curiosity and appreciation.||Communication: We equip our students with effective communication skills that transcend cultural boundaries, emphasizing active listening and empathy.||Empathy and Inclusivity: We nurture empathy, inclusivity, and a sense of belonging, creating a school environment where every student feels valued regardless of their cultural background.|
|Global Citizenship: We empower our students with knowledge about global issues, encouraging them to actively engage in addressing global challenges.||Critical Thinking: We encourage our students to analyze and evaluate different cultural perspectives, fostering open-mindedness and a deeper understanding of the world.||Curiosity and Open-Mindedness: We cultivate curiosity and open-mindedness, encouraging our students to explore new ideas, cultures, and beliefs with enthusiasm.|
|Conflict Resolution: Our students learn to resolve intercultural conflicts peacefully, promoting harmony and mutual respect.||Cultural Humility: Our students develop cultural humility, understanding that there is always more to learn and appreciating the value of diverse perspectives.|
At UTS, our commitment to intercultural learning is vividly reflected in our diverse teaching staff. Our educators come from a multitude of cultural backgrounds and speak various languages. This rich tapestry of experiences and perspectives enriches our classrooms and provides students with the opportunity to engage with diverse beliefs and cultures on a daily basis.
Intercultural learning is not confined to formal lessons; it is embedded in the very fabric of our school. Our students interact with our multicultural teaching staff not only in the classroom but also through extracurricular activities, cultural events, and community projects. We believe that these interactions are vital in fostering a genuine appreciation for diversity and building the intercultural competence needed to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.
UTS Global Citizenship and Sustainability Committee. 2023