Atlantic college


The Think! course takes place at UWC Atlantic College in South Wales. Your accommodation will include 3 or 4 to a room in student residences in the College grounds. Meals are taken in the dining room in the castle, and you will have access to a range of leisure and sporting facilities, such as the social centre, tennis courts and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Atlantic College

Atlantic College opened in 1962 and is an international residential school based in Llantwit Major. The academic programme is the International Baccalaureate Diploma which the College helped to develop. It is the founding College of the UWC movement and was the first school in the UK to follow an international curriculum.

Atlantic College is attended by approximately 350 students from more than 90 countries, who are selected on personal merit and potential – regardless of race, religion, cultural or socio-economic background. More than half the College’s students receive some financial support, enabling a diverse student body. Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is academically rigorous and embodies the school’s mission, preparing them for a life of service and leadership.

A core component of the United World College ethos is a commitment to community service; its service programme involves students engaged in a service or activity that supports other members of the College or local community.


The earliest surviving parts of the castle were built in the late twelfth century with added concentric outer curtain walls from about 1300. It has an interesting history with different owners of the years. In 1925 it was bought by William Randolph Heart, the American newspaper millionaire, a great collector of mediaeval things, many of which he incorporated into the fabric of the castle.

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