UWC Costa Rica

Location: 
Santa Ana Downtown, Costa Rica

Set in the vibrant city of Santa Ana, our only Latin American UWC offers the opportunity to learn and explore as part of a diverse and supportive community. 

Student profile: 175 students aged 16 to 18 

Founded: 2006

Campus and facilities: The campus is surrounded by nature and spread across five hectares in the city of Santa Ana. 

Each hall of residence has a professional residence coordinator and trained psychologists are available to assist and guide students with their emotional, spiritual and personal needs. This provides them with a safe and positive living environment.

Specialisms: At UWC Costa Rica, students learn through experience, with interactions outside the classroom offering unique opportunities for personal growth. 

The college’s mission is to develop socially responsible young leaders who, through their actions and personal example, help develop their communities. 

The college strives to create a uniquely diverse and multicultural community of students and staff.  

Beyond the classroom: Students can take part in a bilingual programme and find out more about the social, political and cultural history of the region. There are several opportunities to explore Costa Rica and serve the local community. 

Lectures are combined with hands-on activities to help students develop analytical and reflective thinking. Activities also develop their artistic skills and promote exercise and wellbeing. Each promotes the six UWC Costa Rica competencies: social responsibility, diversity, conflict transformation, sustainability, leadership and healthy lifestyle. 

Find out more about what life on campus is like at UWC Costa Rica.

Contact Details

UWC Costa Rica
400m North from the Catholic Church
PO Box 678/6150 Santa Ana Downtown
Costa Rica
Phone: + 506 2282 5609