UWC-USA 2020 Viewbook

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Visualize the student experience at UWC-USA

The United World College makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future



WELCOME FROM PRESIDENT VICTORIA MORA Greetings from UWC-USA! The UWC movement was founded in response to the dark days of the Cold War. It confronted isolationism and a brand of nationalism that threatened the planet and challenged our shared sense of responsibility for its future. Our mission remains as relevant today as it ever was. A two-year experience at UWC-USA will immerse you in an environment and community that tests your values and the power of your citizenship and leadership. We are a microcosm of the world, and part of a diverse, global population collaborating across national, cultural, religious, and socio-economic differences. At UWC-USA, we’re not only preparing students for their future when we engage them in academics, experiential learning, and a residential community. We’re inviting them to fully contribute to the kind of classroom and community they can be proud of. We’re inviting them to begin their journey as global citizens. Our students come to us with a sense of idealism and a desire to change the world. They leave with tools to do so. They come to us with a narrow view of the world and leave with friends from every populated continent. UWC-USA is a human community bound by the belief that, in the words of Nelson Mandela, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I encourage you to engage our mission and join us in making education a force for peace and a sustainable future. With hope and optimism,

Victoria J. Mora, Ph.D. UWC-USA President


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Academics at UWC-USA


As a student, you will beneďŹ t from dedicated faculty and small classes enriched by the diverse perspectives of your peers from around the world.

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Students perform over 17,000 hours of community service every year.

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Community Service at UWC-USA


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Constructive Engagement of Conflict Program


The Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conict teaches you to mediate dierences between people from diverse backgrounds.

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Arts and Culture Program


The Arts and Culture Program provides opportunities to explore cultural commonalities and challenges you to ďŹ nd new ways to express your values and experiences.

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Sustainability Program


Sustainability is central to the UWC mission and an important part of our work to become good stewards of the world we inhabit.

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Wilderness provides opportunities to challenge yourself, develop leadership skills, and cultivate a keener appreciation of the natural world.

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Wilderness Program


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Student Life at UWC-USA


As a ďŹ rst-year student at UWC-USA, you’ll live with second-year students and supportive residential sta in a dormitory and develop an appreciation for the traditions and practices that make our community strong. uwc-usa.org

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DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS JOHN CARPENTER Dear Prospective Student, People ask me all the time what kind of student are we looking for at UWC? The answer is simple: •

If you enjoy learning new things in a way you’ve never learned them before in small classes, indoors and outdoors, we’re looking for you.

If the idea of being surrounded by people from Uruguay, China, Malawi, France, New Zealand, Israel, and as many as 90 other countries excites you, we’re looking for you.

If you seek to make real life connections with people who might think differently than you on topics related to religion, world politics, or identity, we’re looking for you.

If you crave some adventure in your high school education, we’re looking for you.

To apply, complete an application before December 1, or by October 15 if you wish to demonstrate early interest. Go to: uwc-usa.org/learn-with-us/admissions, and click on the Apply Now link. If you have questions related to academics, life outside the classroom, or scholarships, please send me a personal email: admission@uwc-usa.org. I look forward to answering your questions and receiving your application.

John Carpenter Director of Admissions



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