UWC Dilijan College is a non-profit international educational institution, which is part of the world-renowned United World Colleges (UWC) network. The school is the joint project of the philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend and their partners – individuals and organizations – and is implemented by the IDeA Foundation. The college is governed by the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the members of which offer their services probono. The school is dependent upon contributions from generous donors in order to finance the second construction phase of the campus and ongoing operations.
About UWC Dilijan
UWC Dilijan College is an international co-educational boarding school for students aged 16 to 19, which officially opened in October 2014. It is the 14th college in the global UWC network and the first in the South Caucasus, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The school is situated in the Armenian town of Dilijan, midway between the capitals of Armenia and Georgia. It occupies more than 88 hectares of land, partially located within the Dilijan National Park. UWC Dilijan follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, an academic qualification recognized by the world's leading universities. All students in UWC network are required to undertake community, one of the core components of the IB programme, and have the opportunity to tailor their programmes to the requirements and resources of the local community. Currently, there are 198 students from 72 countries studying at the UWC Dilijan.
UWC Dilijan Campus
The campus was built to a design by the British agency Tim Flynn Architects to the highest international standards, with each element blending harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.
The school campus includes the following facilities: