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UWC-USA is one of 16 United World College (UWC) campuses located on five continents. A two-year residential school, UWC-USA serves students age 16-19 who typically represent more than 75 different countries. They participate in a unique program that combines academic challenge with an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. UWC-USA distinguishes itself through its robust Wilderness Program, the Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict, and its deep relationship with the local community of Las Vegas, N.M., where students participate in an array of service projects.

UWC-USA is accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), the International Baccalaureate Organization, UWC, and the state of New Mexico.

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History & Leadership

History & Leadership

UWC-USA is one of 15 UWC campuses located on five continents. Throughout its history, UWC has attracted the support of passionate individuals, including the late honorary President Nelson Mandela and current President Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.


Faculty & Staff Directory

Faculty & Staff Directory

UWC-USA faculty and staff are not only experts in their respected fields, but they also share a commitment to the UWC mission and a belief in the students who will carry it forward.


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For UWC-USA Employees

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Social Media

Social Media

Join us on social media! Follow UWC-USA on Facebook, Twitter, and more.


UWC-USA Voices

UWC Voices

Featured profiles of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


Actions & impact

Actions & Impact

Profiles that feature the impact our alumni is having in the world.


News & Publications

News & Publications

Get campus news, social media posts, and links to publications like Kaleidoscope, our bi-annual magazine.


Location & Contact

Location & Contact

UWC-USA is located at the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. The area enjoys an average of 300 sunny days a year and is a perfect launch point for exploration.


Employment

Employment

Whether they teach, maintain the campus, or work in an office, every UWC-USA staff member recognizes the crucial role they play in educating tomorrow’s change-makers.


Meet Mzwakithi Shongwe, '12, who came to UWC-USA from Swaziland.

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UWC-USA is one of 16 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, and Wales.

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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.

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UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

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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.

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

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

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UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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