UWC Atlantic College

School Type: Residential, Sixth form college

Age group: 16-19

Number of students: 350

Year Elected: 2014


UWC Atlantic College is the first of 14 United World Colleges around the world and a co-creator of the International Baccalaureate. They bring together diverse youth from over 90 countries to begin a lifelong pursuit of peace and social justice through dialogue, radical engagement and positive action. It focuses on social action, inter-cultural understanding and international participation.

Changemaking Initiatives

  • Requires that students enroll in one community service faculty: Global, Social Justice, Environmental or Outdoor.
  • Organises multiple extra-curricular conferences including outside speakers and workshops on, for example, sustainability, human interaction, or peace and conflict.
  •  Offers financial support for students to implement their own social projects internationally – GoMAD.