About Us
Meet The Team

Mauricio Viales

Head of School
(Costa Rica) 
The UWC Costa Rica campus was previously home to the former Hermann Gmeiner SOS International College Costa Rica where Mauricio was Executive Director. Elected as the Chair of the UWC Heads Committee for the 2013 – 2015 period, Mauricio was also a member of the UWC International Board. He is a founding member of the IB Schools Association of Costa Rica (ASOBITICO) and has served as both Deputy Director and Regional Financial Advisor to SOS Children’s Villages International (Regional Office for Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean). He formed part of the Boards of Children's Villages Associations in different countries throughout the region. During his university studies, he played a key role in the Costa Rican chapter of the largest university students-run organization in the world, AIESEC, first as National Marketing Director and later as AIESEC Costa Rica President for two recurring terms. Mauricio is the founding Head of UWC Costa Rica since 2006.
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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.