Who Should Apply

Who should apply

Successful UWC-USA applicants are fundamentally curious. They’re curious about people from other parts of the world, about different cultures and languages, and about the way people with different points of view get along. They welcome challenges – both academic and personal – and they don’t mind the hard work it takes to build a positive community with others. And they believe that education is a force that goes beyond personal accomplishment.

All UWC students share a desire to make the world a better place. But on top of this desire is a strong inclination to do more than just talk about it. They recognize that there are many ways to live their values and they find ways to act on those values, extending what they learn in the classrooms, labs, and communities to their daily lives and careers beyond UWC. 

  • If you’re a curious, thoughtful, idealistic person who cares deeply about the big problems the world faces today, you should apply.
  • If you see things a bit differently than most of your peers do, you should apply.
  • If you want to make a positive change and be active in your own world, you should apply.

“At UWC-USA, I learned how to organize letter-writing drives, how to coordinate with other UWCs to create an international effort to support and have an alumnus released from prison, and how to start building an organization from the ground up.”

— Mathew Freimuth ‘09