It is my great honour to welcome you to UWC Mostar.

There are seventeen United World Colleges across the world and every year only a limited number of exceptional students from around the globe get the opportunity to attend these schools. The UWCs are united by a common mission: to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

At UWC Mostar, that mission is enhanced yet further, as we are given the opportunity to share our school with the local community, where the consequences of the devastating war are still present, even in public education. Members of our community, present and past, are expected to leave prejudice behind and bridge differences; to work collaboratively with others; to develop empathy; to care for those less fortunate in the surrounding society than ourselves; to care about the environment; to care about our peers. We learn to appreciate our own community by understanding and respecting others.

I would like to emphasize that the UWC experience doesn’t finish with graduation from the College. We expect from our alumni to carry it inside themselves for the rest of their lives, through their lifestyle and values.

My sincere best wishes,
Valentina Mindoljević