UWC Bermuda Contact Information

Email: uwcbermuda@gmail.com
P.O. Box HM 2175, Hamilton HM JX
UWC Website: http://www.uwc.org/

United World College - Overview

United World Colleges (UWC) is unique. It is the only global educational movement that brings together students from all over the world – selected on personal merit, irrespective of race, religion, politics and the ability to pay – with the explicit aim of fostering peace and international understanding.

UWC was founded in 1962 and originated in the ideas of German educationalist Kurt Hahn. Hahn believed that much could be done to overcome hostility and conflict if young people from different nations, races and religions could be brought together to learn from each other.

Today there are fourteen United World Colleges (links posted in side bar), each with its own distinctive character, but sharing a common mission and values. In the turbulent world of the twenty-first century, these values are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps more so.

UWC offers a rigorous 2 year academic program using the International Baccalaureate with a strong emphasis on community service.

President of the United World Colleges: HM QUEEN NOOR of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon
Hon. President of the UWC International Council: MR. NELSON MANDELA, former President of the Republic of South Africa

Bermuda National Committee Members

The Bermuda National Committee is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers, all of them Bermudian alumni of United World Colleges. All alumni are welcome to join the UWC Committee, and all current students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other UWC Bermuda Events.

2016 Bermuda National Committee:
Sean Smatt- Chair (AW 95-97), Kelli Nusum- Treasurer (RCN 02-04), Zayna Osseran Foggo- Secretary (MI 01-03), Chantelle Simmons (PC 94-96), Julia Pitt (AC 91-93), Adrian Kawaley-Lathan (LPC 00-02), Diana Darrell (LPC 01-03), Warren Simmons (WC 04-06)

Application Process

Entrance to a United World College is determined by the UWC Bermuda National Committee's selection process.

UWCBermuda offers a full scholarship, covering the cost of tuition and board for the two year program, to the first ranked student through this process. Partial funding may be available for other selected students pending UWCBermuda's resources.

Application Eligibility Requirements:
- Bermudian or entitled to Bermudian status on your 18th birthday
- Are between 16 and 18 years of age as of Sept. 2014
- Completed 5 years of education in Bermuda
- Strong academic record and community service

The application period for 2018 is now open.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Message from Sarah Maybury

Sarah Maybury is our most recent scholarship recipient. She is in her first year at the United World College in Costa Rica.

Here are her thoughts of her first few weeks at UWC!

It's great so far, although living alone and being completely independent is really different for me so was a little strange at first. But other than that it has been amazing. The classes are a challenge so far but I've been told that they get better and while being hard, I'm still finding them really interesting. I live in El Coco residence and I have really great roommates and the atmosphere in the residence is really nice. The greatest thing I think about this school is learning so many things about countries and different cultures that I never knew before. Its so cool, after dinner people make dishes and deserts from their countries. I haven't done that much so far, but I did go to camp up in the mountains and if it wasn't for my injured ankle I would go to another camp which is supposed to be so much fun. We've done a lot of activities like opposite gender day and central american week and there's so much more to come which I can't wait for. The options for CAS are so cool, like for example I'm doing clowning for my service option where we dress up as clowns and go to hospitals and cheer up sick children, something I definitely would not have been able to do back in Bermuda.

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