Health & Wellness

As UWC Mostar is in a large regional city, we have access to full-time, professional health and wellness care for students twenty-four hours a day. Mostar is one of the larger towns in the region, so it has a large hospital. The residential life team is always present to take students to one of the hospitals in case of emergency.

In addition to the health care accessible in the city, UWC Mostar provides a range of support for students’ health and wellness needs. The College Nurse checks on sick students in the residences every morning, providing medical care as needed, and where the case demands further treatment, takes them to a city health facility. Our Nurse, Admir Zekić, has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including seven years working at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The School Counselor, provides a safe and confidential space for students to explore difficulties, to gain a better understanding of themselves and others. 

Some of the common topics that can be addressed during the individual counseling sessions are:

  • Adjustment challenges that

  • often include culture shock, homesickness, and loneliness;

  • Anxiety/Depression and Stress Management

  • Disturbances in eating behaviors/Body Image

  • Difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy relationships

  • Self-Esteem/Identity Issues

  • Academic stress

  • Other student-related issues …

If necessary the School Counselor assists students in receiving external support in the form of Psychological Diagnostic Assessment, Psychotherapy, and Psychiatric Assessment.