Class Afloat, an experiential education program open to students from around the world, will begin its 2017-2018 school year on September 10th in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Students will return to Amsterdam after a 9 month adventure and academic year at sea.
Class Afloat students complete a full year of academics aboard the Gulden Leeuw, a majestic 230-foot tall ship, stopping at 20 ports during their 9 months at sea.
Highlights of the 2017-2018 school year include: an overnight and camel safari in the Moroccan dessert; a tour of the Mediterranean with stops in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain; a visit to the unique semi-autonomous indigenous ruled islands of San Blas (Panama); a journey through ports in Central America; parent ports in Malaga (Spain) and Havana (Cuba); homestays and voluntary service projects in Senegal and Dominican Republic
Class Afloat offers accredited high school and post-secondary courses to students in grade 11, 12 and first year university: “No words could ever describe how this adventure has changed myself, my world and my life.” Jessica Nemeth, Class Afloat student 2016-2017.
Class Afloat has a 32-year legacy of offering students and young sailors the opportunity to study abroad while pursuing academic and personal development outside the classroom. Class Afloat welcomes applications from students worldwide for the 2017-2018 year.
About Class Afloat
Class Afloat- West Island College International is a Canadian private school, based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, offering fully accredited senior high school, university, and GAP Year programs. The school was founded in 1984 in support of the UN International Youth Year, under the themes of Peace, Participation and Development.
The Gulden Leeuw is a Dutch-flagged ship with a classic design hull from 1937. It was completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2010 and sails with a professional mariner crew of seven.