United World College of the Atlantic

United World College of the Atlantic

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United World College of the Atlantic

Atlantic College changes lives, it transforms, it encourages young people to make a difference.

The Vision
Mission Statement
Atlantic College changes lives, it transforms, it encourages young people to make a difference.

The Vision
Atlantic College has been a beacon of international education since opening in 1962, at the height of the Cold War and in response to the aftermath of the Second World War. This was the beginning of what was to become a global education movement that is designed to bring young people from all corners of the globe together, with the explicit aim of fostering international understanding. There are now 12 similar United World Colleges (UWC) around the world and the College’s mission is as relevant and necessary today as ever, in a world that has become increasingly fragmented. Located in the UK, in a twelfth century castle on the outskirts of Cardiff South Wales, this pioneering institution and international 6th form college was the first to adopt the International Baccalaureate and aims to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Nelson mandela is Honorary President of the UWC Movement, Queen Noor of Jordan its International President.

The Focus
Students are selected on merit, regardless of race, religion, politics or ability to pay. Funds are raised from graduates, friends, foundations and businesses which make it possible for the College to provide scholarships to talented students in developing countries. Of the student body around 70% receive some sort of financial support, many on full scholarship. Around 350 students from more than 75 countries spend 2 years living, studying and serving together at a pace and with a passion unique to Atlantic College. Students, from the wealthy to the poor, from areas of peace to regions of conflict, share and exchange authentic personal experiences and examine the world through the lens of a variety of world faiths.

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