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  • UWCers making a difference: Les Brigades Vertes

    Published 23/07/19

    There are many ways, big or small, to change the world. Our UWC students and alumni are involved in many exciting projects where they put into practice the UWC mission.

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  • Uniting the World Through Education

    Published 05/07/19

    by Jens Waltermann 

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  • UWC expands to East Africa with new location in Tanzania

    Published 02/07/19
    02 July 2019, London: UWC (United World Colleges) today announces the launch of UWC East Africa in Tanzania. Opening 1 August 2019, UWC East Africa will become the second UWC school in Africa and the 18th in the UWC movement.  UWC East Africa
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  • Harvard’s UWC Impact Study Launches Historic Alumni Survey

    Published 10/06/19

    UWC International is excited to provide an important update on the progress of Harvard’s UWC Impact Study.

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  • Newsletter: UWC Reaches Out!

    Published 31/05/19
    The latest edition of the UWC International Newsletter is now online! Check it out for the latest exciting news from across the UWC movement, including: Welcoming a New UWC in Africa! A New Home for UWC in London Save the Date: Meet the
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  • Graduation season is here again!

    Published 25/05/19

    We wish our graduates the best as they say goodbye* to their UWC years and embrace new challenges taking the UWC mission with them.

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  • UWCx Initiative Empowers 31 Student Projects to "Go Make A Difference"!

    Published 15/04/19

    GoMakeADifference, a UWCx Initiative founded by UWC Atlantic College alumna and former Vice-Chair of the UWC International Board Jill Longson, and current Treasurer of the UWC International Board Colin Habgood, encourages UWC students from around the world to engage in meaningful service, giving out financial grants each year to impactful student projects across the UWC movement. In 2019, 31 projects will be supported through GoMakeADifference, as outlined in the article below (first published 4 April 2019 here):

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  • UWC Participates in 3rd Year of Young Aurora

    Published 02/04/19
    The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative recently issued a press release announcing the third annual "Young Aurora" competition. Also known as the Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC schools and colleges, Young Aurora incentivises students a
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  • Welcome #18

    Published 15/03/19

    UWC International is pleased to announce the approval of a second UWC school on the African continent.

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  • Join the Global Conversation on the Future of UWC Education

    Published 01/02/19
    UWC International is embarking on a journey to deeply examine the 'education' in UWC's mission "to make education a force". Together with staff, students and alumni from across the UWC movement, we want to understand whether UWC
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  • Language Learning Students Show Visually Impaired People the World

    Published 31/01/19
    Traveleyes is a company that pairs visually impaired people (“VIPs”) with sighted guides and takes them on journeys around the world. Inspired by the potential connections between their work and the UWC values, Traveleyes teamed up with t
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  • What it’s Like to Attend a UWC Short Course

    Published 31/01/19

    UWC short courses advance the UWC mission by bringing UWC education to a wider audience than UWC schools and colleges alone can reach. They are a great tool for engagement across the UWC movement: often run by UWC schools, colleges and national committees, short courses and summer programmes encourage leadership, collaboration and alumni involvement. An increasing number of UWC short course alumni go on to run their own short courses and educate the next generation of changemakers in line with UWC values. 

    2018 was the most successful year to date for UWC short courses, in terms of the volume of short courses and short course participants as well as reported impact. A total of 26 UWC short courses took place in 2018, and educated 950 young people around the world.

    The past year’s UWC short course alumni reported significant learning during their respective courses, across fields such as the environment, diversity, peace and conflict, migration and cultural understanding. In addition, they reported developing their soft skills and their awareness of the world and their place in it: such as critical thinking, understanding the power which they possess as individuals, exploring life outside of their comfort zone, and generally expanding their horizons.

    But don’t just take it from us - hear from UWC short course alumni below!


    Much like our schools and colleges, UWC short courses offer some scholarship funding and are committed to educating a deliberately diverse group of young people. Why not apply now, and experience the transformational educational experience of a UWC short course?

    For a full list of 2019 UWC short courses, click here.

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