We are among the best boarding schools in the world. We maintain this by carefully selecting students who thrive in an international environment, and are well-suited to the challenge of a rigorous curriculum and an experiential learning environment. We’re therefore looking for applicants who bring the following:
Intellectual curiosity and motivation: a genuine urge to learn about the world around oneself, the ability to recognize the details and grasp the breadth of issues (for example global and local concerns) involved in any given topic, with the desire to analyze them thoroughly.
Active commitment: the ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question, and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behavior within family and community against one’s values, and to act on one’s own beliefs accordingly and responsibly.
Social competence: the ability and readiness to make contact with other people, to interact respectfully with them, to work together with them in a team, and to achieve solutions; the ability to express oneself adequately in different situations and to different people.
Resilience, personal responsibility, and integrity: the ability to look after oneself physically and emotionally during the challenging and transformative experience that a UWC offers; the personal motivation to adhere to UWC’s common moral and ethical principles, a sense of humility, and an ability to listen and value another person’s opinion and experiences