UWC Short Courses & Summer Programmes
Update Regarding Covid-19
The global outbreak of Covid-19 is also having an impact on our short courses, e.g. international travel restrictions and local measures such as lock-downs. Because of this, and in order to protect the health and well being of all involved, short course organisers are currently making decisions about their short course for 2020. In response to Covid-19, some short courses will be deferred until 2021 while others may run online if possible. As the situation evolves, we will continue to update our website to show the current situation. If you have been offered a place at any of our UWC short courses, the organisers will be in touch with you regarding what will happen next. Thank you for your support and understanding
What could you achieve to make the world a better place in just a matter of days or weeks?
At UWC, we believe that the answer is “a huge amount”. That’s why we offer short courses around the world. In just one to three of the most exciting weeks of your life, you’ll experience the opportunity to:
- pursue a passion to progress global peace and sustainability
- work on a campaign, cause or immerse yourself in a new community
- develop your leadership and changemaker skills.
Our short courses and summer programmes offer you everything that makes the UWC movement and school experience unique, but without the academic programme.
On your short course, you will explore, live and share experiences with 30-60 other students from around the world. You will leave with new friends, new views, new skills, and a renewed belief that you can change communities for the better.
"It has been a life-changing experience… I thought I was open-minded before coming here but this short course has really raised the bar."
Read what others had to say about their short course experience.
Find the short course for you
- By country
- By theme:
- Courses last one to three weeks
- Most courses are held June - August, with some also offered in December
- Places are limited
- Age limits vary by course, but we offer programmes for 13 - 20-year-olds
- There is usually a fee to attend to cover tuition, accommodation, meals and experiences
- Some funding is available on a course-by-course basis
- Participants must usually cover their own travel costs, visas and spending money.
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 to apply.
Are you a teacher and know a student who wants to make the world a better place? Have a look at our dedicated page with information you can use.
Upcoming Short Courses
Sustainability Action Challenge / ScotlandSummer 2021...Learn More
Mini UWC / ChinaSummer 2021Learn More
The Himalaya Environment and Leadership Program / IndiaDeferred to 2021Learn More
Together For Development / EswatiniAugust 2021Learn More
Exceptional Youth / ZambiaDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
DeConstructing Narratives / KenyaSummer 2021Learn More
Global Leadership Experience (GLE) Launchpad / Wales, UKDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
Just Dilijan it! / Dilijan, ArmeniaSummer 2021Learn More
UWC-DT Summer Studio / ChinaDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
Sustainability as Social Justice / Dominican RepublicSummer 2021...Learn More
(RE)Defining Equality / AustriaJuly 2021Learn More
Building and Crossing Bridges / BelgiumDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
ISAK Summer School / JapanDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership / Canada11 July - 31 July 2021Learn More
Architects of Diversity / MalaysiaDeferred dates TBCLearn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program / Indonesia 214 July - 22 July 2021Learn More
Global Leadership Experience (GLE) / Wales, UKDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
Encounter India / IndiaSummer 2021Learn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program / Indonesia 130 June - 8 July 2021Learn More
Leadership in Global Change / Oxford, UKDeferred Dates TBCLearn More
TGIF - Theatre, Gender, Identity and Film / IndiaSummer 2021Learn More
YES - Youth, Environment and Sustainability / IndiaSummer 2021Learn More
Bridging Cultures / Bosnia & Herzegovina16 January - 24 January 2021Learn More