Welcome to the Only UWC in Latin America & The Caribbean!
UWC Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation and a two-year residential pre-university program for students to achieve the International Baccalaureate. Led by our mission of cultivating in young people the passion and ability to serve humanity and our planet—learning from nature and from each other for a lifetime, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn more about the region's social, political, and cultural history, and embedded in our curriculum, many options to explore Costa Rica sustainably, following our Sustainability Framework.
UWC Costa Rica is home to around 200 students representing 70+ countries, so there are myriads of exotic food, new languages, and stories to share. Located in Santa Ana (soon to be in San Isidro), students have many opportunities to interact educationally and create a secure environment that is a dynamic place for our students to study and live around nature.
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Once again, United World Colleges (UWC), internationally recognized for its commitment to education as a catalyst for peace and sustainability, has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
UWC Costa Rica actively promotes "Digital Sustainability" – a concept focusing on reducing our digital carbon footprint. The journey involves a collective effort from the community to reshape consumption and communication behaviors.
We proudly present our Impact Report as a continued accountability, appreciation, and inspiration piece representing the many voices that make this community. We have much to celebrate and look forward to in the coming years, and yet, we understand that the work we do today is the groundwork for a better and more sustainable future.