Residential Life

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Community living is central to the UWC movement - learning to live with peers from around the world with different backgrounds and points of view is a unique way to gain insight into other cultures and perspectives. The Residential Life program at UWC Costa Rica uses an experiential learning approach to empower students as agents of change. Students learn and live together, creating a community built on diversity.

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Life on UWC Costa Rica's campus is safe, exciting, and diverse.
UWC Costa Rica is located in the Santa Ana Valley, less than half an hour away from San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. Our campus is surrounded by scenic mountains and a plethora of flora and fauna that make up the perfect setting for a campus life that is safe, exciting, and diverse.

Life on UWC Costa Rica's campus is a collaborative triad between the socially empowering Residential Life Program, our rigorous Academic Program, and a hands-on Co-Curricular Program.

Each part of our three-part program is designed with six competencies at the core. Students learn to put the competencies into action by applying knowledge gained in the classroom, co-curricular program activities, and living as part of a diverse campus to become young leaders.

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  • Host Families

    Our Host Family Program allows students to expand their learning beyond the UWC Costa Rica campus to the nearby community of Santa Ana. The Program puts students in direct contact with Costa Rican society in general.
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  • Tutor Program

    The tutoring program at UWC Costa Rica ensures that each student is part of a smaller group of peers overseen by an adult mentor on campus. The tutors get to know each of their groups well, taking them on outings and organizing bonding events such as dinners, games, or ice-cream trips.
  • Wellness Team

    The wellness program ensures that students live with balance and attention to their wellbeing, both physical and mental. Licensed psychologists on staff, as well as an on-call medical team, ensure that students are both safe and informed about how to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles.
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From the southeast 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.