Umoja: Coming TOgether to build community

uwc short course in tanzania

10 July - 19 July 2019

Announcement: Participant applications for the second for Umoja 2019 are now open. Visit the participant application page to learn more and to fill in the application form.

Application deadline: 22 April 2019

The second edition of the Umoja UWC short course in Tanzania will be held at the International School Moshi (ISM) near the foothills of Kilimanjaro Mountain. The course will bring together 24 participants from all around the world under the theme ”Coming Together to Build Community”. The 10-day program will run from July 10 - 19 in Moshi, Tanzania with the primary course language being English.

UWC runs short courses and summer programs to bring a UWC education and the UWC mission to a wider audience. Courses are typically organised by UWC schools and colleges, national committees, groups of alumni or partner organisations. Every short course is different, but they are usually residential and take place over one to three weeks.

Using the diverse history, cultures and geography of the Tanzania region as a backdrop to explore the topic of community building, Umoja will focus on experiential learning, community engagement, local action and global understanding.

Visit our Facebook page for regular updates on the upcoming course and an insight on the previous edition!

The Umoja family at the Short Course closing ceremony at the Lake Eyasi campsite
On the way back to the bus from a beautiful hike to the Materuni Wateralls
This beautiful mural adorns the front entrance of the International School Moshi (ISM), which was our home for most of the Short Course
On this day we planted trees with the Kilimanjaro Project, which is a tree planting initiative that is working to restore trees in the Kilimanjaro region.

By letting the participants guide the experience, we will ensure a productive experience for all those involved. Without any other UWC colleges or short courses in East Africa, the Course will provide a unique perspective and promote UWC values. The Course will enable participants to continue to engage critically long after it has ended.

The Umoja Short Course will be held at the International School Moshi (ISM), which has recently joined the UWC Movement in officially becoming the 18th United World College. ISM is now the second United World College in Africa, in addition to Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa.

UWC schools, colleges and programs deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.