Cultivating in young people the passion and ability to serve humanity and our planet—learning from nature and from each other for a lifetime.

As the only UWC in Latin America and the Caribbean, UWC Costa Rica offers a bilingual program and opportunities to learn more about the region’s social, political, and cultural history and explore Costa Rica. The country’s long-standing history of peace, democracy, environmental protection, and the absence of a national military provide the ideal setting for the College’s strong experiential learning curriculum.

UWC Costa Rica is located in Santa Ana, San José, and it is transitioning to a new space in San Isidro, Heredia, offering many learning opportunities in nature for the new generations; a campus surrounded by 40 hectares of a nature reserve is an ideal place for an inverse and transformative experience in connection with nature. Our current campus at the heart of Santa Ana allows students to engage with the Costa Rican community directly while still surrounded by nature.

The core learning experience at UWC Costa Rica is based on three educational programs, all working around our 5-year Strategic Plan and following our Sustainability Framework.

An Innovative Experiential Learning Model

We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), in conjunction with the distinctive UWC educational experience, joining the Academic, Co-Curricular, and Residential Life Programs into an unforgettable two-year experience in Costa Rica.

Sustainability Embedded from Within

With eight principles and five action lines, every detail in UWC Costa Rica follows our Sustainability Framework. From sustainability-focused CAS Experiences and priorities on local and ethical food sources, all the way to the construction of a sustainable campus. 

UWC Costa Rica offers the perfect space to learn about sustainability and put it into action.

The First Stop of a Life-Long Journey

With a comprehensive, one-on-one Future Pathways University Counseling program with scholarships and admissions to the most prestigious universities in the United States and a robust and active net of UWC alums worldwide, each UWC Costa Rica student starts their educational journey for years to come.

We Are Part of the Global UWC Movement

Making education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. The UWC Movement consists of over 60,000 alums and other members globally, ready to support the UWC mission of making education a force to unite people for peace and a sustainable future.

There are 18 UWC colleges worldwide and National Selection Committees in 155 countries, providing the opportunity to attend UWC to over 7,500 students annually.
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