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 / EswatiniDates to be confirmedLearn More
Mini UWC/ ChinaAugust 2020 (exact dates TBC)Learn More
DeConstructing Narratives / Kenya2 August - 16 August 2020 (Tentative)Learn More
Global Leadership Experience (GLE) Launchpad / Wales, UK1 August - 17 August 2020Learn More
Sustainability Action Challenge / Scotland10 August - 16 August 2020...Learn More
Huaka`i / Hawai`i3 August - 16 August 2020Learn More
Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership / Canada12 July - 1 August 2020Learn More
Umoja: Coming Together to Build Community / Tanzania10 days in July 2020- Dates To be confirmed soonLearn More
Building and Crossing Bridges / Belgium12 July - 24 July 2020Learn More
ISAK Summer School / Japan18 July-31 July 2020Learn More
(RE)Defining Equality / Austria14 July - 29 July 2020Learn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program / Indonesia 214 July - 22 July 2020Learn More
Global Leadership Forum / New Mexico, USA28 June - 20 July 2020Learn More
Global Leadership Experience (GLE) / Wales, UK4 July - 20 July 2020Learn More
Bridging Cultures / Bosnia & Herzegovina5 July - 15 July 2020Learn More
Encounter India / India22 June -14 July 2020Learn More
ActionXChange / Spain29 June - 13 July 2020Learn More
Sustainability as Social Justice / Dominican Republic30 June - 11 July 2020...Learn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program / Indonesia 130 June - 8 July 2020Learn More
The Himalaya Environment and Leadership Program / India5 June 2020-29 June 2020Learn More
Theatre, Gender, Identity and Film / India9 June - 22 June 2020Learn More
Youth, Environment and Sustainability / India1 June - 9 June 2020Learn More