Associação UWC Portugal
Associação UWC Portugal, A/C Dra. Fátima Dias, British Council, Rua Luís Fernandes, 3
We are United World Colleges (UWC), a global movement that inspires young people to push for social change, peace and unity.
At our 17 schools on four continents, we bring together diverse students from more than 155 different countries and backgrounds, to share experiences and discover common ground. The majority of our schools focus exclusively on the 16-19 year-old age group: a time when young people’s energy and idealism can be guided toward empathy, responsibility and lifelong action.
Our students are sought after by universities all over the world. But UWC life is about so much more. A UWC student will:
Meet people from all over the world, and discover new cultures and perspectives
Be challenged to become more compassionate, considerate and confident
Broaden their interests, from art to music, sport and drama
Get involved in community projects, and organise some of their own
Learn that they can begin making an impact now
Every year we select students who want to turn their passion into progress. Students joining a UWC school will make friends from around the globe, and discover that they have the power to shape a better world for everyone.
Selection is based on demonstrated promise and potential. We believe that a high-quality international education should be accessible to everyone, so 70% of our IB Diploma students receive financial assistance. UWC college students are selected domestically, in more than 155 countries, through UWC’s unique national committee system. In Portugal, that role is fulfilled by Associação UWC Portugal.
UWC also runs shorter educational programmes - conducted at the campuses of its 17 schools and colleges and beyond - increasing the number of people who can have access to a UWC educational experience.
UWC fosters a lifelong commitment to social responsibility and, to date, it has inspired a worldwide network of more than 60,000 alumni, who believe it is possible to take action and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.
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