UWC depends on the dedication and expertise of a network of more than 3,000 volunteers to find and select students in more than 155 countries worldwide.
A wide variety of individuals make up UWC national committees, including UWC alumni, parents of alumni, education professionals and community leaders who have embraced UWC’s mission and values. They promote UWC to prospective students and parents, encourage and support applications, select UWC scholars and prepare them for their UWC experience. Some national committees also run short programmes to engage with prospective students, alumni and the wider community. These committees operate in vastly different contexts and circumstances and are uniquely situated to seek out the most promising and diverse students in each country, making them one of the standout features of the UWC movement.