UWC in Mostar

Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Student profile: 144 students aged 16-18
Founded: 2006
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Introduction

UWC in Mostar opened its doors to students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and abroad in 2006. The college is the core part of the Foundation Education in Action.UWC in Mostar is the first UWC with an explicit aim to contribute to the reconstruction of a post-conflict society, and also the first to be housed within an existing public school.

The college is based within the Mostar Gymnasium building. UWC in Mostar students come from all ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as from the region and abroad. All students live, study and serve the community together making a unique example of integrated education in post war Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Campus and facilities

UWC in Mostar aims to offer a convincing classroom model of integrated curriculum thus offering a model for broader educational reform in the county and the region. It educates students to learn and appreciate their differences, at the same time promoting equality, tolerance and critical thinking. The college also serves as the Centre for Professional Development of BiH Teachers who receive training in international educational standards.

Classes at UWC in Mostar take place in the superbly equipped modern science labs and classrooms including a modern IT room and language department based in an additional college building just next to the Mostar Gymnasium building. The college also has a visual arts and theatre arts studios, as well as a music room, all based in one of the students’ residences.

Beyond the classroom

In addition to its academic programme, UWC Mostar students take part in an extensive community and social service programme. The community service programme aims to contribute to the integration processes in Mostar focusing on working with underprivileged social groups such as Roma children, orphans, refugees and the elderly.