United World College Costa Rica is a nonprofit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program centered on experiential learning. The program encompasses three main areas: academics, co-curricular, and residence life. All activities and learning opportunities integrate one or more of the college's six competencies: diversity, sustainability, leadership, healthy lifestyle, conflict transformation, and social responsibility.
We aim to educate a diverse group of young persons to become happy, healthy, and dedicated individuals capable, through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to attain a more sustainable and peaceful world. As the only United World College in Latin America, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn about the social, political, and cultural history of the region, and the chance to explore Costa Rica. The country's long-standing history of peace, democracy, environmental protection, and absence of a national military provides the perfect backdrop to develop the college's curriculum. Our campus is home to 172 students representing 70 different countries.