Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
About UWC Atlantic
ATLANTIC COLLEGE: Background
UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide. We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe. We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It drives everything we do.
We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).
Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.
The first of 18 United World Colleges now located across the Globe, UWC Atlantic was inspired by educationist Kurt Hahn to engage young people from all nations in finding peaceful means to bring together a world divided by political, racial and social barriers.
UWC Atlantic was the first school in the UK (in 1971) and also one of the first colleges in the world to follow an international curriculum. It continues to lead the way in pioneering new options for the International Baccalaureate Diploma which its students study over a two year period.