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UWC: A Global Movement

The United World College International Movement began over 50 years ago. Founded on the vision of German educator Kurt Hahn, who believed that international hostility and conflict could be overcome if young people from different nations, races, and cultures had an educational experience based on shared learning, collaboration, and understanding so that they would then become the future leaders and defenders of peace.

Presently, the UWC Movement consists of over 60,000 alumni and other members across the globe; 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 each year.

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UWC International is the organization at the center of the UWC movement and its many different stakeholders. Governed by the International Board and UWC Council, the executive arm of the International Board is the International Office based in London.


UWC International is guided by the exemplary service of our President, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. Her Majesty’s commitment to international understanding and peace-building initiatives is an inspirational example for UWC Costa Rica.

After serving jointly with Her Majesty in 1999, South African President Nelson Mandela became recognized as UWC International’s Honorary President. Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren attended Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa. President Mandela’s unwavering spirit and courageous defense of freedom encapsulate many of the ideals that UWC International and UWC Costa Rica strive to achieve.

Learn more about the UWC movement worldwide at the page www.uwc.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.