UWC short programmes take UWC’s mission and values to a wider audience and are a fundamental part of UWC’s outreach work. Each year schools, colleges, national committees and alumni groups are motivated to organise short programmes in a variety of locations. The programmes bring together diverse groups of young people from different socio-economic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, whether from a single country or from across the world.
Many UWC short programmes take the form of youth leadership summits and other programmes focus on tensions in particular communities or the development needs of the host country.
Through living together and participating in workshops, discussions, community service and personal projects, many more young people enjoy the UWC experience and are empowered to effect change in their communities and beyond.
Application criteria vary depending on the programme.