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Class Afloat - West Island College International

How to Apply

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Introduction

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 and exploring over20 ports of call worldwide. 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.

Secondary (High School) and University Programmes
  • Fully accredited high school and university courses lead to outstanding academic results and admission at the world’s best colleges and universities.
  • Grade 11 and 12 students follow the Nova Scotia High School Curriculum. University students are enrolled in Acadia University, one of Canada’s top-ranked undergraduate institutions. Gap year students can choose to enroll in high school or university courses.
  • Small and personalized classes (class size average of 12)
  • 1 semester (5 months) or full academic year (10 months) enrollment
  • ESL and English immersion classes
  • Accredited by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a partner of Acadia University

Sail and Travel

  • Sail a beautiful, historic Class A tall ship to over 20 ports of call on 4 continents 
  • Take the helm and feel the thrill of a 500 ton vessel carving the ocean as you sail at 12 knots
  • Stand watch, hoist sails, learn astronavigation and contemporary navigation skills
  • Unique and life-changing port programmes are filled with local cultural experiences, visits to important historic sites, voluntary service projects and activities such as hiking, snorkeling and surfing

Discover Yourself, Your Community, Your World

  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills
  • Define your goals and pursue your passions
  • Make a difference in your life and the world around you
  • Develop your strengths, explore your weaknesses
  • Explore diverse cultures and valuesas an active global citizen
  • Consider social responsibilityand examine social justice issues
  • Embrace environmentally sustainable behavior
  • Build life long friendships

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • N/A
    • Sports, Culture, and History
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Astronomy I: Observational Methods and Solar System
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Foundation of Leadership Theory and Practice
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Introduction to Sociology: Social Problems
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Marine Biology
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Communication I
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans
    • N/A
    • Writing and Reading Critically
    • 1 year
    • Around the world's oceans

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