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United World Colleges

We are excited at becoming full participants in the UWC Movement

After a years-long process, the United World Colleges (UWC) International Board has unanimously approved International School Moshi (ISM) in Tanzania as the newest member of the UWC movement. ISM now becomes the second UWC college in Africa and the 18th college worldwide. UWC schools, colleges and programmes deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. The first cohort of UWC national-committee selected students will join ISM (new name to be announced at a later date) in August 2019.

Please see more details of UWC’s announcement here.


If you have questions about how ISM may be affected by UWC membership, please see our FAQ page here.

In October 2017, ISM celebrated our 48th anniversary – we were so thrilled to receive this birthday video from UWC students around the world:


UWC was founded in 1962 with the vision of bringing together young people whose experience was of the political conflict of the cold war era, offering an educational experience based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding so that the students would act as champions of peace.

UWC remains committed to this goal today but has expanded its reach to embrace the tensions and conflicts that exist within as well as between societies.

At UWC, diversity extends to differences in socio-economic background, culture, race and religion as well as nationality. UWC students are united in their commitment to positive social action to build a more equitable and fairer world.

This fits well with the ISM Mission: ISM provides a world-class education through a challenging international curriculum in a dynamic environment. We are committed to developing balanced global citizens who are empowered to act responsibly in a complex world.