UWC Dilijan

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UWC Dilijan College
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7 Getapnya Street
Coat of Arms of Dilijan.png Dilijan
Armenia Armenia
Coordinates 40°44′20″N 44°49′57″E / 40.73889°N 44.83250°E / 40.73889; 44.83250Coordinates: 40°44′20″N 44°49′57″E / 40.73889°N 44.83250°E / 40.73889; 44.83250
Type International Baccalaureate World School
Opened August/September 2014
Founder Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend
Headmaster Denise Davidson
Faculty 38
Gender mixed
Medium of language English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Armenian
Houses riverside, mountainside
Athletics football, basketball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, dance, skiing, ultimate frisbee, water polo, badminton, chess.
Newspaper Atlas, UWCDigest (internal)
Affiliations United World Colleges
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The UWC Dilijan College is the 14th member of the UWC (United World Colleges) movement, one of seventeen colleges around the world, and the first international boarding school in Armenia, the college matriculated its first 96 IB1 students (11th graders) in September 2014. Currently, the school offers IB Diploma years 1 and 2 (grades 11-12).

The mission of the UWC movement and of the school is to "make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future".

A portion of the school is on the premises of Dilijan National Park.[1]


UWC Dilijan is a community working towards a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world through a balanced, challenging and transformative education with people from diverse backgrounds, the college aims to be an integral part of Dilijan and to have positive personal, local and global impact. One the other hand the school follows the main mission of the UWC movement which is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.


UWC Dilijan evolved from the original idea to create Dilijan International School of Armenia, first conceived in 2006 by Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend with the support of other Founding Patrons (Gagik Adibekyan from Russia, Noubar and Anna Afeyan from United States, Vladimir and Anna Avetissian from Russia and Oleg Mkrtchyan from Ukraine, as well as 4 anonymous patrons).

The college was officially opened on 11 October 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the presence of the president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the president of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić, Catholicos Karekin II of Armenia and Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syrian Orthodox Church.


In May 28, 2016 UWC Dilijan gave its first graduates. 96 students from around 48 nations completed the two year of the school and took part in the inaugural graduation caremony.


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  1. ^ "Key Information." UWC Dilijan. Retrieved on April 26, 2015.

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