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East Africa

UWC East Africa

In August 2019, UWC East Africa (UWCEA) welcomed IBDP students to the 18th UWC school, the second UWC on the African continent. UWCEA was established as International School Moshi in 1969 and later opened a second campus in Arusha in 1987. Both campuses lie in the foothills of two of the biggest mountains in Africa and serve a diverse community.

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 Three Unique Features

  • First IBDP School in Africa - UWCEA started to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in 1973, which makes it the oldest IBDP school in Africa. It was also instrumental in the creation and development of the IB Middle Years Programme in the 1980s, a curriculum that builds on the IB Programme.  
  • Outdoor Pursuits Programme - Organised jointly across the two campuses, the  Outdoor Pursuits Programme has 4 streams: Peaks, Plains, Rides and Reefs. All the streams are graded from Level 1 to Level 5.  Peaks include very challenging mountaineering expeditions to Mount Hanang, Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Plains and Rides have easier off-road expeditions, while Reefs offers a unique service and OP combination that includes beach clean up, coral reef restoration and deep sea diving. These streams provide training for students in hiking, mountain biking, camping, teamwork and leadership skills. At each level, students are accompanied by staff who are qualified Wilderness First Aiders in order to ensure maximum safety on each trip. 
  • Location - UWCEA campuses are located in the mountainous northeast of Tanzania, which is famous for its national parks. Students get to enjoy the cool and green of the mountains as well as the Indian Ocean coast in the historical Pangani town in Tanga region, where the school has property. Kihara house in Pangani is used for educational trips including Geography class trips to study the coastline and Individuals and Society class trips to understand the history of the people and the region. The house is also available for students and staff to use during school breaks.