Unlike most UWCs, UWC Mostar does not have a distinct, walled-off campus — the city is our campus. Students live in three residences in different parts of Mostar. Students share rooms with one to three other UWC Mostar students of the same sex, according to the UWC standard practice. The College policy ensures that, wherever possible, students share rooms with students from different ethnicities and nationalities.
Student residences are designed to create a comfortable environment and enable sharing experiences. Sharing a room does not simply mean “living next to each other,” but “living together.” The college pays close attention to students’ adjustment to a new environment. Therefore, the residential life team is always present to support support students’ needs.
The residential life team consists of: the College Nurse, the Pastoral Coordinator, three “Housemoms,” and eight “House fellows.” Housemoms are either teachers or full time residential life staff who live in the residence, and are the most present adults in students’ lives. House fellows are teachers who do check in once a week, and every ninth weekend, increasing the presence of academic teachers in the residential lives of students.
Susac is the the oldest and biggest UWC Mostar student residence. It is located in the west part of town, and generally houses around 80 students in rooms of two, three, or four. Susac also had its own canteen, which means the food is made right there. It is about a 20-minute walk from school, which makes it the farthest residence. It has four floors, including the ground floor and the attic. The residence also has the most bathrooms per capita. Susac is the only building in Mostar with a blue roof!
Musala is located in the east side of town. It is a five-minute walk from school; around 75 students live here, in rooms of two, three, or four. The residence hosts the UWC Mostar Arts and Theatre studios, as well as the Music Room, in its basement. The residence has a common room which also serves as a dining space and study room. What’s so special about Musala is that its walls are covered in beautiful artwork painted by students, which gives the house a magical atmosphere.
Mejdan is the newest residence of UWC Mostar: it opened in 2014. and is the only residence owned by our school. It is settled in the east side of the city, near the famous Old Bridge. It even has a stunning beach right next to it! The 37 students have access to the beautiful terrace from which they can enjoy the view over the Old Town. Mejdan has a small community and therefore really strong relationship between the students. They often make movie nights in the common room, the largest of all the residences. Not only it is situated in the Old Town, but it is also only 10 minutes away from the school. Most of the rooms have four beds, and they are all equipped with ACs.
Located in the close vicinity of the school, the new Šantić residence will open its doors for our students in the academic year 2020/2021. In addition to student rooms, housefellow apartments, joint and study rooms, Šantić residence includes a large multimedia space and is an internationally recognized and awarded first Eco building in Mostar.