With UWC schools and colleges in 15 countries and national committees and selection contacts in over 130, the international scope of the UWC movement is truly global. The UWC movement also consists of almost 40,000 alumni and other members in virtually every country in the world.

UWC International 

The International Office is the secretariat for the UWC movement and is based in London, UK.


The International Board of Directors has executive responsibility for the governance of the organisation. Its members are the Directors and Trustees of UWC International. The Board is elected by the UWC Council. The responsibilities of the UWC International Board of Directors include:


  • Defining the ethos and strategic development of the UWC movement.
  • Overseeing UWC’s Colleges and National Committees.
  • Coordination of UWC’s global profile and communications.
  • Approving the functions and operations of the UWC International Office
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The UWC Council has up to 60 members and meets once a year. The UWC Council elects the International Board and discusses issues of strategic, developmental and philosophical significance. Council members include college heads and chairs, national committee members, UWC alumni and others.