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Refugees Speak is an opportunity to hear directly from refugees in our community adn learn from their experiences.
The theme for the 2017 UWDC-USA Annual Conference is "Justice in an Urgent Era."
Winter Castle Concert details
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • Rest of second-years arrive
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • First-years arrive, parent tours/reception, parents depart by 7pm
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    • First day of classes
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    • UWC Day

The UWC-USA Education

UWC-USA is one of 17 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. Learn more.

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Meet Mzwakithi Shongwe '12 and hear his thoughts on UWC-USA.


Introducing Dr. Victoria Mora

Sharing a passion for UWC-USA's transformational education

For Dr. Victoria Mora, UWC-USA’s fifth president, a UWC education is personal. A first-generation college graduate from a large, traditional New Mexico family, Victoria saw up close the power of the UWC model when her daughter attended school in Montezuma, graduating in 2013. “I saw Marisol immersed in a place that values academic excellence, something deeply important to me given my experience as a first-generation college student. But I saw her character being educated, as well, including a deeper understanding of herself and a growing sense of the importance of her actions and interactions.” This understanding of self as it relates to community is an important motif in Victoria’s life and education and drives her quest to create transformational educational experiences for students.


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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.


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.


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%.


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 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%


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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