Join our team!

The UWC Costa Rica staff is part of an international community of talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to making education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and sustainable future education. Every member of the UWC Costa Rica staff has a role to play in the success of our students and all UWC Costa Rica staff are considered part of our learning community. By working at UWC Costa Rica, you are more than just an educator. You are a vital member of the UWC Costa Rica family.

Feel free to write us anytime at recursoshumanos@uwccostarica.org

We offer the three following ways to be part of our community:

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  • Host Family

    Host Families play a vital role in the UWC Costa Rica community, acting as surrogate families and providing much-needed support for students.

    Most UWC CR students are far away from their own families, many for the first time, and need a home away from home. Families take their student(s) to their house for a night or a weekend or for one of our longer breaks. Students love to get a break from campus. They usually develop close relationships with their Host Families, and some describe their time with their Host Family as one of the most rewarding experiences of their two-year stay.

    To become a Host Family or to learn more about the program, contact our Host Family Coordinator, Marianela Ramirez at marianela.ramirez@uwccostarica.org.
  • Job Opportunities

    The UWC Costa Rica staff is part of an international community of talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to education, peace, and the success of our students.

    The current positions for the school year 2021-2022 are:


  • Volunteer/Internship

    Volunteers and Interns play an essential role in the UWC Costa Rica. There are many ways to volunteer, we hope you find a way that fits your needs, challenges, and strengths.

    We have some limited housing for Volunteers who have completed four years of post-secondary education. Most volunteers who reside on campus and will volunteer for a full semester or for the entire year. There are also special occasions and small projects that can always use helping hands from volunteers.

    Internships are also available. Internships can last anywhere from 1 month to 1 year. Our internship program has partnered with a wide variety of post-secondary education or job training institutions.

    If you are interested in volunteering or interning with UWC Costa Rica, please contact our Human Resources Coordinator at human.resources@uwccostarica.org
From the southeast corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
Email: info@uwccostarica.org
United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to educate a diverse group of people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.