What is that?
The United World College of the Atlantic is one of 9 high schools
worldwide that make up the United World Colleges Movement. The first UWC
was founded in 1962 in Wales, UK by Kurt Hahn a teacher and phylosopher.
At that time only about 20 nations were represented.
Since 1962 the UWC movement made a huge progress now unifying
colleges in UK, Italy, USA, Canada, Singapore, Venesuela, Swasiland, Hong
Kong and Norway. More than 105 countries are represented, including all
the European countries, as well as many African, Asian, Australian and
Facts about AC:
Info about UWC on the WWW:
- Location: St. Donat's Castle,
, UK . CF61
Very nice XIV century castle, former home of the earls of Stradling.
- Size: About 350 students.
- Curriculum: IB (
International Baccalaureate - equivalent to A-levels)
- Age: 16 - 19.
- Countries: over 75 countries at each time are represented. You can
find AC graduates in over 105 countries of the world.
- Admission: Mainly through a network of national committees.
College very own official homepage.
There is a UWC Home Page
at MIT mantained by Teo Tonchev (AC 90-92). I also recommend to
visit Laura Marple's
Other locations that you can look at ("official" info):
UWC PC Web site and
Life in AC.
While the academics are an important part of every student's life there
is an extensive and challenging activities programme. The College has
official responsibility for safety of life along 15 miles of Bristol
Channel coastline. There is a RNLI Inshore Life Boat and HM Coastguard
stations operated by the students. The College has been credited with
over 180 lives since 1962. Equally important is the social service.
Students visit eldery people, work with physically and mentally
handicapped children. There is also an operating Marine Environmental
Unit, College Farm and Arts Centre.
As well as providing the service the student can participate in a
wide range of recreational activities, ranging from sailing to music
Do I want to be there? If you are a high school junior - YES!
You will meet a lot of interesting people, see many new faces, expose
yourself to many new cultures, make many new friends. Remember, the
financial situation or ability to pay does not influence the admission
For information on the current admission policy contact:
Colin D. O. Jenkins, the
United World College of the Atlantic
St. Donat's Castle
South Glamorgan , Wales, UK.
here to request an application form.
E-mail (there is 1 internet connection for the school. You must put
ATTN: in the subject line. ):
email@example.com - valid from August '95 onward.
This is not official UWC web page. The UWC logo is a
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