Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and more!

Posted on 21 March 2018 @ 7:55pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and more!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month for which they are to be considered for Top Ten.

Exploring the Streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Posted on 21 March 2018 @ 4:15pm

Exploring the Streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Speaking for majority of the crew on board, including myself, we were all enraptured to arrive in Cartagena. Strong winds had us sailing an average of six knots an hour with only the forestay sail set, although as we usually do when we arrive early, we didn’t have the opportunity to drop anchor. The past sail from the Dominican Republic had felt much longer than an eight day sail because we had no other choice than to slow down as much as possible and even detour to incorporate an additional two hundred nautical miles into the voyage. It felt as if it was the epitome of being so close, yet so far from something.

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic

Posted on 21 March 2018 @ 3:58pm

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic

Into the bay we sailed. Wind so intense it could capsize the unprepared sailor; I was greeted to the Dominican Republic.

" If home is where the heart is, then this is my home."

Posted on 19 March 2018 @ 4:07pm

" If home is where the heart is, then this is my home."

Class Afloat, what a strange concept it is. Why choose to spend nine months on a sailboat, with people you don’t even know, being seasick, depriving yourself of well-needed sleep, having blocks of 15 consecutive days of school and being away from your family for all this time? Precisely for all these reasons!

Next Virtual Information Session - April 10th

Posted on 8 March 2018 @ 6:09pm

Next Virtual Information Session - April 10th

Spring into action with class Afloat:

Join us at our next virtual information session, taking place in April including a quick Skype presentation followed by a casual Q&A with our Director of Admissions.

Next Virtual Information Session - March 7th

Posted on 27 February 2018 @ 5:28pm

Next Virtual Information Session - March 7th

learn more about class afloat!

Whether you're a high school student looking for the perfect study abroad opportunity or a university bound graduate ready to embark on the ultimate Gap Year experience, now is the time to gather the information you need to make a choice that's right for you. Don't wait until the ship has sailed (literally) before you take the time to learn more about spending a semester or year at sea with Class Afloat!

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and More!

Posted on 27 February 2018 @ 3:50pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and More!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month for which they are to be considered for Top Ten.

Surprise port on the horizon!

Posted on 15 February 2018 @ 6:02pm

Surprise port on the horizon!

Picture this: A dark night in the lively capital of Barbados. Street lights flaring orange and white with the odd flicker every now and then. Taxis, lined up at the port waiting for customers and blasting their speakers to drown out the Sunday night parties.

Going Aloft

Posted on 15 February 2018 @ 5:36pm

Going Aloft

                You may think me crazy, but I assure you that I am not. It’s just that these people around me seem so much bigger than they are sometimes. With their great noises and unending motion, their motor-run mouths and the space they take. When you truly stop, breathe, and stare, there’s something in the disorder that sweeps you away, pulling you into its current. They do not sway like the ship on days of heavy wind. They vibrate. Oftentimes, I along with them, buzz at high frequency. It’s how you stay afloat here.

A Tribute to Class Afloat Ships

Posted on 13 February 2018 @ 3:23pm

A Tribute to Class Afloat Ships

Celebrating the bond between Floaties

A Floatie: an inflatable object on which a person may sit or recline while floating in water. Or, in Class Afloat speak, a friend, crew mate and companion with whom you have shared life-changing experiences and who keeps you afloat, making you feel at ease, safe and confident in your own skin.