Based in 12th Century St Donat’s Castle in South Wales, a 122-acre site that includes its own seafront, woodland and farmland, boarders aged 16 to 19 from over 90 nationalities are selected to study the IBDP based purely on personal motivation and potential. The deliberate diversity of the student body is achieved by attracting students from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Established in 1962, UWC Atlantic is the flagship college of the inspirational UWC global education movement, comprising 18 schools and colleges worldwide. Co-creator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the College is now in the process of re-engineering the IBDP, through its Changemaker Education approach, to meet 21st century challenges. Climate change, global migration, extremism, inequality and natural resource depletion demand people with radical, changemaking thinking who look to build bridges not walls. That mindset defines UWC Atlantic students, alongside a passion to serve society in a way that is bold, forward-looking and unrestrained.