United World College of the Adriatic
) is a part of the United World Colleges
, a global educational movement that brings together students from all over the world – selected on personal merit, irrespective of race, religion, politics and the ability to pay – with the explicit aim of fostering peace and international understanding. The school is attended by around 200 students, all on full scholarship, from over 80 different countries, aged 16–19, who study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
, a two-year internationally recognized pre-university program.
The school is hosted in the village of Duino
, between Trieste
, in North-Eastern Italy
in the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia
, less than 5 Km from the Slovenian border. It was founded in 1982, by the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
, with the support of the Italian
Government and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who are still the major financial supporters of the College.
Students and Staff
All students of UWCAd are selected by UWC national selection committees in their home countries, through a severe selection process on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential, extracurricular activities involvement and personal qualities. The students selected are awarded a full scholarship
, that covers all costs for full board and... Read More