United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning.
Our educational program encompasses three main areas: Academics (International Baccalaureate Diploma), Co-Curricular, and Residence Life. All activities and learning opportunities incorporate one or more of UWC Costa Rica's six competencies: social responsibility, diversity, conflict transformation, sustainability, leadership, and a healthy lifestyle.
Our mission is to educate a diverse group of young men and women 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.
As the only UWC in Latin America, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn more about the social, political, and cultural history of the region, and options to explore Costa Rica. Costa Rica's long-standing history of peace, democracy, environmental protection, and absence of a national military provides the ideal setting to develop UWC Costa Rica's curriculum.
Today, UWC Costa Rica is currently home to 192 students representing 70 different countries, so there are myriads of exotic food, new languages, and stories to share. Ten minutes away from a state-of-the-art hospital, UWC Costa Rica’s campus is nestled within the friendly neighborhood of Santa Ana: an extremely safe and caring community that has taken our college under its wing not only by welcoming our students and providing many opportunities to interact educationally but also through creating a secure environment that is a dynamic place for our students to study and live.