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Our Mission

The mission of UWC Costa Rica is grounded on the impact our alumni achieve in their communities. Our alumni are educators, doctors, artists, parents, entrepreneurs, politicians, and community leaders. They are idealists empowered and equipped to take action and turn their change-making ideas into reality.  

Our alumni are located in more than 123 countries

List of 3 items.

  • 13.5%

    of alumni gave their Time, Talent and Treasure to the UWC movement
  • 70%

    of our Alumni are connected through our LinkedIn page
  • 8%

    of our alumni attended one of our 9 virtual events

This is only the beginning!

Your 2 years at UWC Costa Rica are only the beginning of the life-long adventure that is UWC!

Through our UWC 4 Life program, we are committed to supporting you every step of the way with life-long learning programming and creating a dynamic and connected alumni network inspired by the movement’s ideals.  We invite you to stay engaged and become active partners in UWC Costa Rica and the UWC Movement for future generations.



UWC Reunions are a long-standing tradition of the UWC movement. At UWC Costa Rica, we celebrate on-campus Reunions every other year and bring together 2 classes to celebrate together the anniversary of our alumni's graduation from UWC Costa Rica by welcoming our alumni back on campus to reconnect with one another as a class and with the College. We are very excited to have the Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 back on campus from July 27—31 del 2023 for their 10-Year Reunions! Stay tuned for more information here soon and update your contact information above to receive information straight to your inbox.


Alumni Services

Transcript and certificate request

At UWC Costa Rica, we can provide you with physical and digital copies of your transcript, grade reports, graduation certificate, or a letter of enrollment.  Just email us at
Make sure that you plan ahead as it can take us up to 3 weeks to process your request.  For physical copies, please send us the address you need them to be mailed and keep in mind that you will need to pay for mailing costs.

IB Diploma requests

All services related to your IB Diploma must be requested directly through the IB Organization such as replacing your diploma, requesting its legalization or apostille, or an official IB transcript.  Please visit the IB website at

Police Certificate and other government certification and documentation

At this moment, UWC Costa Rica is unable to meet requests for help with Police Certificate and other government certifications and documentation processes such as apostilles and Ministry of Education diploma legalization.  To help you get started, we have put together this information guide.  

If you ever find yourself visiting Costa Rica, we recommend that you invest a little of your travel time to visit a “contraloria de servicios” or an office for the judicial system of Costa Rica to request your username and password so you can obtain your Police Certificate online.  Just remember to bring both the passport you used when you studied in Costa Rica and your current passport.

Update your contact information!

Have you changed your email?  Did you recently move?  Make sure to update your contact information with UWC Costa Rica so we can continue to keep you connected to our community through Newsletters, relevant event invitations, and other engagement initiatives!

Did you know that by helping us maintain an up to date database for our alumni you are helping to tell the story of the impact of UWC Costa Rica?  Knowing the life paths our alumni are following not only fills our heart with joy but it also helps us to inspire potential students, donors, and each other.
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San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
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.