Photo by Joan Bessem (UWCA'22)
Life after UWC Atlantic
Two full-time Guidance and University Counsellors support students in planning their future career steps. The majority of students apply to universities for further studies after UWC Atlantic. Some students take a gap year to further follow the UWC mission through volunteering or gain professional experience.
The Guidance and University Counsellors meet with all students individually right after arrival to help with IB subject choices. Later in the first year they meet again to discuss personal aspirations and the respective application processes.
At UWC Atlantic, students attain places at some of the most prestigious and competitive universities in the world, however we do not provide preparation or training in order to do this. We are here to support students through the process and give them the opportunity and skills to tell their own stories and present their skills in a way that shows their most authentic selves.
We have excellent relationships with many higher education institutions. Over 100 universities and colleges from around the world visit UWC Atlantic each year, so students can meet university representatives personally and get relevant information first hand. Information about scholarships and financial aid is also made available to students.
The Guidance and University Counsellors team provides support on strategic application lists, and what is needed for the respective applications. There is also guidance in possibilities to reduce costs of applications and where the best financial support/scholarships will be provided for students with financial need.
Students apply for and are accepted at a diverse range of universities around the world.
Below shows the percentage of students and where they headed to after UWC Atlantic last year.
|% of Students||Destination after leaving UWC Atlantic|