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Schools & Colleges

UWC’s 17 schools and colleges deliver a challenging and transformational education to over 9,500 students each year. They are set in 17 countries on 4 continents.

Each of our schools and colleges has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by their host country, the specific setting, cultural context and their community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together - and their joined mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability. 

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  • UWC Costa Rica

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC Costa Rica used to be the SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College (HGIC), built for students from SOS Children's Villages across the region. In 2006, HGIC became UWC Costa Rica, committed to continuing its mission of supporting children from SOS Villages in Latin America alongside students from around the world.

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  • UWC Maastricht

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC Maastricht is a completely integrated, multicultural school for students of different educational and socio-economic backgrounds which operates within the Dutch public educational system and is subsidized by the Dutch government. The School was formed to serve both the needs of the international community of Maastricht and to provide an education for the students chosen through the UWC national committee system from throughout the world to study and live on campus.

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  • UWC Dilijan

    Published 03/03/17

    The idea of creating the College was conceived by social entrepreneurs Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend back in 2006. Their initiative was then joined by nearly 300 donors from across the world. In October 2014, UWC Dilijan officially opened its doors to 94 pioneer students, becoming the 14th UWC college.

    Since then, UWC Dilijan has been pursuing the goal to bring world-leading education practices and values of the UWC Movement and youngsters from all over the world to Armenia.

    After spending two years at UWC Dilijan, students find that they have a new family of 250+ people and a new home - Armenia. They stay here after graduation to build a local enterprise or to start socially oriented projects, as well as come back for internships and gap years.

    Through nurturing talented, creative, highly educated, socially minded and empowered young people we ensure a bright future for the world.

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  • UWC Atlantic College

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC’s founding college, UWC Atlantic College was designed to promote international understanding through education since its foundation in 1962. It provides a platform for young individuals to learn through shared experience and be empowered to make a positive difference.

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  • UWC Adriatic

    Published 03/03/17

    The area north of Trieste experienced great bloodshed at the time of World War I and the Second World War brought further political and ethnic divisions to this part of Europe - a meeting place of Germanic, Latin and Slav cultures. By entering this arena of ethnic and historical complexity, UWC Adriatic has embraced an educational role of highly-charged political meaning and stepped into a world of extraordinary cultural diversity. For these very reasons the regional government of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs backed the project from the outset and remain the College’s main stakeholders.

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  • UWC Robert Bosch College

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC Robert Bosch College is a joint project of the Deutsche Stiftung UWC as well as the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Located in Freiburg, Germany‘s “green city“, the College has a special focus on sustainability, which is embedded in academics, student life and the architecture of the buildings. The proximity to the Black Forest National Park further allows for a well-rounded outdoor program. Deliberate diversity is the College’s main goal. For this purpose, it currently provides 70% of its student body with full scholarships, thanks to funding from the state ministry, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, B.Braun Melsungen AG as well as many other foundations and individuals.

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  • UWC Red Cross Nordic

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC Red Cross Nordic College has three pillars: Nordic, Humanitarian and Environmental. All Nordic countries contribute to the funding of the College. The College is a Foundation, with the Red Cross in Norway and Sogn & Fjordane amongst the founders. As part of their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) program students take a Red Cross diploma. On campus, sports facilities are shared with Red Cross Haugland Rehabilitation Centre, as a close co-operation partner.

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  • UWC Mostar

    Published 03/03/17

    Being based in Mostar, a city which has become emblematic of the bitterness and divisions of the war in today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina and surrounding countries in the 1990’s, UWC Mostar is the only UWC college built into a post-conflict country with the aim to “equip the next generations of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the knowledge, skills, leadership qualities and international values, necessary to bridge the still existing ethnic divisions and move their country into the 21st century.”

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  • UWC Mahindra College

    Published 03/03/17

    All began in 1997 with the generous gift of land and building infrastructure by Harish Mahindra of the world-renowned Mahindra & Mahindra Group. UWC Mahindra, or MUWCI (pronounced “myoo-ki”) as it is more informally known, is a vibrant college with a rich tradition of curricular innovation and community engagement. Programs such as the IB’s World Studies Extended Essay and the Film Studies program were conceived and piloted here. The College also runs a bridge program and the Akshara Foundation, both of which enhance the positive local impact of the College and provide students with numerous opportunities for project-based and service learning.

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  • UWC ISAK Japan

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC ISAK Japan is the newest UWC college, admitting the first generation of UWC students in autumn 2017. UWC ISAK Japan founder, Ms Lin Kobayashi, discovered her passion for global education while attending Pearson College UWC in Canada. This inspired her to found ISAK, which opened its doors in 2014 to educate young leaders from around the globe who would be catalysts for positive change.

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  • UWC Thailand

    Published 03/03/17

    Encircled by rubber tree plantations and virgin rainforest, UWC Thailand sits nestled in the foothills of Phuket’s green-capped mountains, away from the island’s busy city centres. Its unique location is both symbolic and intentional; a physical reminder that in addition to academic rigour, the UWCT community values wellness and environmental stewardship. It is a day school with boarding facilities and offers a holistic educational program with a special focus on mindfulness.

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  • UWC Changshu China

    Published 03/03/17

    UWC Changshu China was founded in 2015 as the first UWC in the mainland of China on the initiative of a UWC alum, Mark Jiapeng Wang. Since its opening, the College has grown considerably and is today home to 443 students. UWC Changshu China consists of Grades 10, 11 and 12 with most international students attending UWC Changshu for Grades 11 and 12.

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