UWC-USA is fortunate to have strong community ties with families throughout northern New Mexico. Get-Away families provide gracious friendship and connection for our students. The relationships that develop through the Get-Away Family Program are the foundation for intercultural understanding and forge strong ties between our local and global communities.
New and returning Get-Away families are encouraged to fill out the online registration form by the end of August of each year so that you can be matched with a student before our annual Sundae Sunday event in early September. We try to match students and families who have similar interests. The Sundae Sunday ice cream social (scheduled for September 16, 2018) is a way for approved families and students to meet and become acquainted for the first time.
Meet Bill Brandenburg, Get-Away Dad
If one man’s impact could be measured in miles, Bill Brandenburg would be able to circle the globe.
“Bill introduced us to what it means to grow up,” says Harald Tuckerman ’92.
A few years ago, Harald and 14 of Bill’s former Get-away students traveled to Falls Creek in northern New Mexico—coming from as far away as Norway and as close by as Texas—to celebrate Bill’s 90th birthday and honor the man who taught them so much. Read more...