The idea of creating the College was conceived by social entrepreneurs Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend back in 2006. Their initiative was then joined by nearly 300 donors from across the world. In October 2014, UWC Dilijan officially opened its doors to 94 pioneer students, becoming the 14th UWC college.
Since then, UWC Dilijan has been pursuing the goal to bring world-leading education practices and values of the UWC Movement and youngsters from all over the world to Armenia.
After spending two years at UWC Dilijan, students find that they have a new family of 250+ people and a new home - Armenia. They stay here after graduation to build a local enterprise or to start socially oriented projects, as well as come back for internships and gap years.
Through nurturing talented, creative, highly educated, socially minded and empowered young people we ensure a bright future for the world.