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Davis United World College Scholars


Below this map you will find a brief descriptions of each of the Davis UWC Schools. For more information about the invidual schools, click on the images and you will be directed to their respective websites.

UWC Adriatic, founded in 1982 near Trieste, was the first UWC outside the English-speaking world. The school’s buildings and residences are spread throughout the Italian-Slovene village of Duino. All students study Italian, and all participate in a social-service program with the local community.
UWC Atlantic College, the first UWC, was founded in 1962 in the 12th-century St. Donat’s Castle on the south Wales coastline. The college places a strong focus on community service with a wide range of opportunities open to students.
UWC Costa Rica, near the capital San Jose, is UWC’s only bilingual school, teaching the IB in English and Spanish. It became a UWC in 2006, and its approach is built on peace, environment, and multiculturalism.
UWC Changshu China opened in 2015 and offers a two-year IB diploma program as well as a one-year pre-IB preparatory program. Changshu is located in Yangtze Delta, in the Suzhou metropolitan area. The vision of the first campus in mainland China is to become a sustainable village dedicated to the fostering of peace and international understanding.
UWC Dilijan opened in 2014, with generous funding from the RVVF Foundation. The campus is set on 88 acres of land backing onto a beautiful national park. The educational program is diverse and engages with both the expansive setting and the local community. The college builds upon the movement’s legacy of engaging with postconflict zones to create dialogue and a peaceful future.

UWC East Africa, the newest UWC addition, was established in 1969 in Moshi Kilimanjaro as International School Moshi (ISM) and opened a second campus in Arusha in 1987. In August 2019, it welcomed its first cohort of UWC students as the second UWC school on the African continent. It is the oldest school in Africa to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Located in the mountainous northeast of Tanzania, the school offers unique outdoor experiences that train the students in teamwork and leadership skills. 

UWC ISAK Japan opened in 2014 and became a UWC in 2017. The school was founded by an alumna of Pearson College. It offers an innovative leadership program focused on entrepreneurial skills and design thinking. Students explore Japanese culture, history, and traditions, and are encouraged to study the Japanese language.

Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong, founded in 1992, emphasizes the Chinese traditions of proper conduct, practical wisdom, appropriate social relationships, and respect for academic learning. Li Po Chun has developed strong links with various parts of the country, especially for service activities.
UWC Maastricht was founded in 2009 in the Netherlands as a K-12 school, and the students graduate with either an IB Diploma or an IB Career-related certificate.

UWC Mahindra College, founded in 1997, is in a rural area of the western Ghats near Pune. The school has dedicated much of its land to a biodiversity park and conservation reserve, which is a study resource for all local schools and colleges. Mahindra also supports local schools with its educational program, Akshara, and community-service projects.

UWC in Mostar, founded in 2006, is the first UWC with the explicit aim of contributing to the reconstruction of a postconflict society, in this case Bosnia & Herzegovina. A diversity of students from the country, the region, and abroad live, study, and volunteer together in the community, offering the host nation a working example of integrated education.
Pearson College UWC was founded in 1974 on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The floating marine science center contains a well-equipped seafront environmental systems lab, and students conduct research above and below water at nearby Race Rocks, an ecological reserve managed by the college.
UWC Red Cross Nordic opened in 1995 in Flekke, Fjaler municipality in western Norway. Both regional and Red Cross traditions are reflected in the school’s emphasis on Nordic studies and humanitarian and environmental concerns. Cooperation with the Red Cross creates service opportunities in areas such as first aid, lifesaving, youth training, and humanitarian action.
UWC Robert Bosch College opened in 2014 in Germany. Built thanks to the generosity of the Robert Bosch Foundation, the campus is a former Carthusian monastery in Freiburg. Recognized as a “green city,” it’s suited to the college’s emphasis on environmental sustainability and how technology can be used and developed to build a peaceful and sustainable future.
UWC South East Asia, founded in 1971, is the largest UWC school, with about 5,389 students ages 4–18 at two campuses in Singapore at full capacity. The school’s global-concerns program introduces concepts in leadership and organization, and all students are encouraged to develop their own initiatives along with doing community service.

UWC Thailand is situated in northern Phuket, Thailand in the foothills of a beautiful National Park and within a traditional Thai village. Representing 99 different nationalities and boasting the full IB continuum, UWC Thailand serves over 500 students from age 2 to grade 12. With a unique focus on well-being, students seek to realize their highest human potential, cultivate genuine happiness, and take mindful and compassionate action all while engaging in outdoor experiential education opportunities and community-based service partnerships. 
UWC–USA was founded in 1982 on the site of historic Montezuma Castle near Las Vegas, New Mexico. Programs emphasize community engagement, wilderness experience, service, and Southwest studies. Students also study intercultural communication and mediation through the Constructive Engagement of Conflict (CEC) and global issues programs.
Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA became a UWC in 1981 and educates students ages 11–18. Just outside Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, the UWC is a pan- African institution with a global outlook. Students and staff are committed to understanding and addressing the complex challenges facing Africa and the rest of the world.

Sources of the Davis UWC Scholars