UWC Costa Rica
The educational programme at UWC Costa Rica encompasses three main areas: Academics (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme), Co-Curricular, and Residence Life. All activities and learning opportunities incorporate one or more of the school’s six competencies: social responsibility, diversity, conflict transformation, sustainability, leadership, and a healthy lifestyle.
Its mission is to educate a diverse group of youth to become happy, healthy, and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement of fostering positive change in their communities to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.
As the only UWC in Latin America and the Caribbean, UWC Costa Rica offers a bilingual programme, opportunities to learn more about the region’s social, political and cultural history, and options to explore Costa Rica. The country’s long-standing history of peace, democracy, environmental protection and absence of a national military provide the ideal setting to develop UWC Costa Rica's curriculum.
Three Unique Features
- Agents of Change Program - A two-year experiential learning adventure in which students become aware of their capacity for positive change, form their own project teams and partner with local communities or organizations while getting trained step by step in designing, implementing and evaluating a project from a social entrepreneurship approach.
- Wellness Program - A multidisciplinary, multi-year, intergenerational school-wide initiative to foster a culture of social and emotional wellness for all community members.
- SOS Children’s Villages support - Every year, UWC Costa Rica offers full scholarships to SOS Village students from around the world. So far, more than 50 SOS Village students have graduated from UWC Costa Rica.