Short Courses & Summer Programmes
UWC runs short courses and summer programmes to bring a UWC education and the UWC mission to a wider audience. Courses are typically organised by UWC schools and colleges, national committees, groups of alumni or partner organisations. Every short course is different, but they are usually residential and take place over one to three weeks.
The courses are experiential and immersive, typically bringing together 30 - 60 young people from different backgrounds. As the focus of each course is different, the course participants may come from the same country, region or continent, or they may be an entirely international group. Short courses focus on a variety of different themes or skill sets: from youth leadership to sustainability, from dialogue to migration, from gender to cross-cultural understanding.
There is usually a fee to attend UWC short courses which covers tuition, room and board, and participants also cover their own travel expenses, any necessary visa fees and pocket money. For applicants who cannot afford a UWC short course, most offer financial assistance, which may be provided either by the short course organiser or through a UWC national committee. Please enquire with the relevant short course organiser.
Each short course has its own admissions process. If you are interested in participating in a UWC short course please visit Current Short Courses to find out about each of this year’s courses and how to apply.
Information for Short Course Organisers
If you are interested in running a UWC short course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to become endorsed (previously accredited) by UWC.
Upcoming Short Courses
Together For Development / eSwatiniDecember 2019 (Exact dates TBD)Learn More
ActionxPeace / SpainDecember 2019 (Exact dates TBC)Learn More
Exceptional Youth / Zambia20 – 30 August 2019Learn More
Mini UWC / China2 - 10 August 2019Learn More
Human Rights in Action / Switzerland22 July - 4 August 2019Learn More
ISAK Summer School / Japan21 July - 2 August 2019Learn More
Catalyst / MexicoJuly 2019 (Exact dates TBD)Learn More
(RE)Defining Equality / Austria16 – 31 July 2019Learn More
Sustainability as Social Justice / Dominican Republic6-25 July 2019Learn More
Building and Crossing Bridges / Belgium13-25 July 2019Learn More
Leadership and Social Change / Costa Rica15 - 24 July 2019Learn More
Global Leadership Forum / New Mexico30 June - 20 July 2019Learn More
Umoja: Coming Together to Build Community / Tanzania10-19 July 2019Learn More
Connecting with the Mediterranean / Lebanon4 - 18 July 2019Learn More
Encounter India / India22 June - 14 July 2019Learn More
ActionXChange / Spain28 June - 12 July 2019Learn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program/Indonesia30 June - 8 July 2019Learn More
Programa Impulso / Colombia19 June - 2 July 2019Learn More
Peace x Peace / Thailand26 June - 5 July 2019Learn More
Theatre, Gender, Identity and Film / India9 - 22 June 2019Learn More
Youth, Environment and Sustainability / India1 - 9 June 2019Learn More