Viewing entries tagged with 'study abroad'

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.

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.

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.

Visit us at a Gap Year Fair this January!

Posted on 5 January 2018 @ 8:44pm

Visit us at a Gap Year Fair this January!

Are you interested in spending your gap year at sea?

Calling all teachers, college counselors, students and parents: Join us on the Gap Year Fair circuit as we make stops in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Toronto!

SKYPE IN! JOIN OUR VIRTUAL INFO SESSION ON NOVEMBER 15th

Posted on 14 November 2017 @ 3:10pm

SKYPE IN! JOIN OUR VIRTUAL INFO SESSION ON NOVEMBER 15th

Join us Via Skype!

If you're interested in learning more about joining Class Afloat for a semester, school year or gap year at sea, then don't miss this month's virtual information session taking place on November 15th, from 7:30-8:30pm (EST).

Exploring Toulon, France with Class Afloat

Posted on 27 October 2017 @ 4:39pm

Exploring Toulon, France with Class Afloat

After a short sail from Sardinia, we arrived in Toulon. Excited and anxious to explore Toulon, we had to wait a full day at the dock. As the anticipation grew that night, we had the port presentation that was presented to us by the French class. Steve then explained to us all the wonderful port programs that we were going to do.