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Spanish teacher John Sheedy and his wife Sandra Bustillos are the founders of the Festival Internacional de Cine, Alamos, a film festival in Sandra's hometown in Mexico.
Eight UWC alumni are on campus this summer to create an online platform and a new model for collaboration.
The UWC-USA Agroecology Research Center provides hands-on learning - and fresh veggies.
Mukul Kumar '89 will be the first alumnus to return to a UWC campus as president. He will assume the leadership position at UWC-USA on Oct. 1.
Physics teacher Mark Headlee retires in May after a 26-year career at UWC-USA.
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014
    • First year vs. second year soccer game Field
    Monday, September 8, 2014
    • Experiential Education begins
    Friday, September 12, 2014
    • CEC workshop for first-years
    Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • CEC Workshops for first-years
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    • U.S. Naturalization Ceremony 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMField House

Help Students Like Abdullah

"From 2006 to 2010 were the worst years of our lives," says Abdullah Alshawk '15, Iraq. In his audio story, Abdullah recalls constant bombs and threats. Now Abdullah is at UWC-USA, where he will learn how to become a peacemaker.

You can help students like Abdullah who come from regions of conflict. Philanthropist Shelby Davis has offered to give UWC-USA $1 million to create a scholarship fund for these students if we can raise a matching $1 million in new and increased gifts. Read more about the Davis Challenge.


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UWC-USA is one of 14 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, and Wales.


UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.


We have 211 students representing 73 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Twenty-four students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 12%, Asia 19%, Europe 26%, North America 24%, South America 7%.


Students don't apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.


Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.


Our nearly 3,000 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe. North America 48%, Europe 24%, Latin American & Caribbean 11%, Africa & Middle East 6%, Pacific 2%


UWC-USA offers 28 IB subjects. That number is remarkable, given the size of the school. The International Baccalaureate diploma is one of the most recognized high school diplomas in the world.

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