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 participants 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 go here.
Next UWC Short Courses
Architects of Diversity / Malaysia18-25 August 2018Learn More
Global Leadership Programme / UK30 July - 12 AugustLearn More
Mini-UWC / Changshu, China2 August 2018 - 10 August 2018Learn More
Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership / B.C. Canada15 July 2018 - 4 August 2018Learn More
JUST DILIJAN IT! / Dilijan, Armenia7 June - 4 August 2018Learn More
Summer School / Japan21 July 2018 - 2 August 2018Learn More
(Re)defining Equality / Austria16 July 2018 - 29 July 2018Learn More
Building and Crossing Bridges / Belgium14-28 July 2018Learn More
Global Leadership Forum / New Mexico, USA6 July 2018 - 23 July 2018Learn More
Leadership and Social Change / Costa Rica16 July 2018 - 20 July 2018Learn More
Connecting with the Mediterranean / Lebanon8 July 2018 - 18 July 2018Learn More
Catalyst/Catalizador / Mexico27 June - 16 July 2018Learn More
Connecting Borders / Turkey1 July 2018 - 11 July 2018Learn More
Action x Change / Spain29 June 2018 - 13 July 2018Learn More
Transformational Crossroads / Malta1 July 2018 - 11 July 2018Learn More
International Biosphere Stewardship Program / Indonesia1 July 2018 - 9 July 2018Learn More
Programa Impulso / Colombia18-29 June 2018Learn More
Umoja / Tanzania19 June 2018 - 28 June 2018Learn More
Pearson Seminar on Collaborative Leadership / B.C. Canada10 June 2018 - 22 June 2018Learn More