Viewing entries posted in April 2018

According to Harvard, a Gap year is a good thing.

Posted on 17 April 2018 @ 8:53pm

According to Harvard, a Gap year is a good thing.

Harvard University recently released a statement encouraging admitted students to defer their enrollment in favour of a Gap Year. In lieu of graduating high school only to rush straight into college or university, the Ivy League university has started encouraging students to take a year off and travel, pursue a special project or spend time in another meaningful way. 

Next Virtual Information Session: May 8th 2018

Posted on 11 April 2018 @ 4:47pm

Next Virtual Information Session: May 8th 2018

Why should you spend a semester or year at sea with class afloat?

Great question. And we're dying to tell you! Join us at our next virtual information session, taking place in May including a quick Skype presentation followed by a casual Q&A with our Director of Admissions. We'll answer all your questions and share all the reasons (cough cough looks great on university applications) you should seriously consider spending a semester or full year at sea with Class Afloat.

Our Last Parent Port in Cuba

Posted on 10 April 2018 @ 7:34pm

Our Last Parent Port in Cuba

I am writing the beginning of my blog sitting in the mess on the 23rd around lunchtime. All around me, people are talking, laughing and watching movies. The atmosphere is relaxed and cheerful given that our midterm exams are behind us and parent port is right in front of us!  It really feels like the last day before Spring Break. It is safe to say that we are all imagining our upcoming reunion with our loved ones. The past seven weeks have passed unbelievably fast and part of me still does not fully realize that it is the coast of Cuba that I am seeing through the porthole.

Day Watch Aboard the Gulden Leeuw

Posted on 9 April 2018 @ 8:00pm

Day Watch Aboard the Gulden Leeuw

Day watch is an essential part of everyday ship life. Whether it be at sea or in port, day watch influences the lives of students and crew. The hours spent doing maintenance on the ship, performing sailing maneuvers, or keeping watch over the ship’s safety is something that all students have done, and it has created many amazing memories of life aboard the Gulden Leeuw.