Class Afloat - West Island College International
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Class Afloat - West Island College International

Founded in 1984, Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the world’s most incredible experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students, while sailing aboard a majestic tall ship and exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide. Unique port programmes are filled with local cultural experiences, visits to important historic sites, voluntary service projects and outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkelling and surfing. Students stand watch, hoist sails, learn navigation skills and ship maintenance as crew members on a majestic tall ship. Attaining high standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership, and personal development, more than 1500 Class Afloat students from around the world have had the experience of a lifetime, developing as individuals, excelling as citizens, forging lifelong friendships, and exploring the world.

Locations
Europe » Netherlands
Europe » France
Europe » Ireland
North America » Dominican Republic
North America » Cuba
North America » Costa Rica
North America » Panama
South America » Colombia
Subject Areas
Astronomy
Chemistry
Communications
Creative Writing
English Literature
Geography
Global Studies
Marine Biology
Oceanography
Philosophy
Physics
Sociology
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Bachelors
Timeframe
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Winter
Language
English
Steps
Writing Sample
Official Transcripts
Resume
Letters of Recommendation
Phone / Skype Interview
Age Requirement
Language Requirement
GPA Requirement
Health Requirement
Experience Requirement
Other
Starting Price
$25,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Canadian Students
Single Semester: $31,000
Full Year: $45,000

International Students
Single Semester: $34,000
Full Year: $49,400

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    90%
  • Support
    93%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Housing
    100%
  • Safety
    100%

Program Reviews (3)

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Amelia
Female
32 years old
Montreal, Canada
McGill University

Great Time

10/10

The best experience I've had to date I still look back on it incredibly fondly nearly 10 years after the fact. Challenge, excitement, community. I made life long friendships and had experiences that profoundly shaped who I am today. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Chris
Male
57 years old
Canada
University of Manitoba

Just do it

10/10

Class Afloat is without a doubt the most transformative experiential based education program I know of. You cannot get this type of learning in a traditional school or classroom. My advice is to find a way to make this opportunity available to your son or daughter. You won't regret it and it will change them profoundly.

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Mary
Female
57 years old
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia

Best Decision I Ever Made for My Son

10/10

My son Josh is an artist, curious about everything and everyone. Class Afloat opened up the world to him. He learned to love the earth and people everywhere. The world was his classroom for that year—the education invaluable.

He faced his own mortality and the loss of a dear friend on his journey on the Concordia. The opportunities and challenges have defined him.

How can this program be improved?

I would take that journey.

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Founded in 1984, Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the world’s leading experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students, while sailing aboard a historic tall ship

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