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Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten - Special Edition!

Posted on 18 June 2018 @ 6:58pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten - Special Edition!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TWENTY

Welcome to our last Instagram Top Ten post of the year! We took a quick break to ring in the graduating class of 2017-2018 but now we've got double the posts to share. From France to Portugal, Ireland to the last few days at sea, we're celebrating a special edition of our Instagram Top Ten with 20 picture perfect moments that capture the incredible experiences of Class Afloat students during their semester or year-long voyage on board the Gulden Leeuw.

Viva México! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Sea with Class Afloat

Posted on 23 May 2018 @ 3:20pm

Viva México! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Sea with Class Afloat

The day finally arrived! I have been really looking forward to this day for so long because it's my chance to show all the crew a little part of my lovely country. ¨Mi México lindo y querido¨.

An Atlantic Crossing from a Student’s Perspective

Posted on 18 May 2018 @ 3:29pm

An Atlantic Crossing from a Student’s Perspective

An Atlantic crossing is a unique adventure that the majority of the world will never experience, much less on a tall ship with a crew composed largely of 16 to 18 year old students.

A Snow Day in Horta

Posted on 18 May 2018 @ 2:39pm

A Snow Day in Horta

Class Afloat [klas əˈflōt] - noun
1. an unconventional school which takes place on a three masted top sail schooner tall ship

Night Watch on board the Gulden Leeuw

Posted on 18 May 2018 @ 1:54pm

Night Watch on board the Gulden Leeuw

*In a quiet, whisper voice* “Nico, Nico, wake up; you have watch”.

Three Days in Beautiful Bermuda with Class Afloat

Posted on 25 April 2018 @ 2:35pm

Three Days in Beautiful Bermuda with Class Afloat

We entered port of St. Georges on the north side of the island of Bermuda on the 7th of April. It was an overcast and windy day and it promised to continue like that for the duration of our time there, or so we thought.

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Bermuda, Portugal and Life at Sea!

Posted on 24 April 2018 @ 7:24pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Bermuda, Portugal and Life at Sea!

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.

The Gap Year Guide

Posted on 24 April 2018 @ 4:31pm

The Gap Year Guide

As spring arrives, we know that many students are in the midst of making final decisions regarding where to go and what to do next year. For graduating students, this can mean accepting a position at a university or college or taking some time-off to figure out what exactly the future has in store.

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 enrolment 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. 

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.