Who Should Apply

Who should apply

Successful UWC-USA applicants are fundamentally curious people. They’re curious about people from other parts of the world, different cultures and languages, and about the way people from different places get along. They welcome challenges – both academic and personal – and don’t mind the hard work it takes to work together with others to build a positive community. 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 both big and small ways to live the UWC mission and they find ways to act on the mission, extending what they learn in the classrooms, labs, and mountains of New Mexico to their daily lives and careers beyond UWC. If you’re a curious, thoughtful, idealistic person with a strong interest in making a difference in the 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