Iris Raquel Narváez Salgado

Youth Ambassador and volunteer
From Nicaragua
Iris has been a dedicated leader in her community and a top student in her region of the country. She comes from a very remote part of Nicaragua with few opportunities to grow. Iris was chosen by Youth Ambassadors and three other students from the country to represent Nicaragua in a youth summit on leadership. Her family consists of her mother, father, and two sisters. They make their living from agriculture and, despite hardship, have raised three young women forged in values of dedication, understanding, and hard work. Iris has outstanding grades. She volunteers at “The Telethon” for the ACCESS Program, which develops projects to help the community.

“Learning English and studying at UWC Costa Rica has enabled me to change the way I look at things. It has allowed me to go beyond my limits, learn from others, and learn about myself. I have developed new skills and become a more extroverted and self-confident person.” 
From the north-east corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
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.