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Swim Call

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 3:19am

Swim Call

5:00pm: After completing a trigonometry problem Mariam asks me in a low tone. “Do you think we are going to have a swim call?”

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:51am

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

It was 7 in the morning when the Gulden Leeuw made its grand appearance into Porto. The towering tallship was met with bewildered eyes and camera flashes from all angles as we docked at Gaia, a city across the river from Porto.

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:20am

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

After our long 8 day sail from Amsterdam to Portugal, I have insight as to what I will be doing for the next 9 months, and I couldn't be happier. I never expected Porto to be such a lively city. As we sailed into the Porto canal into our dock area, I was truly amazed; it was pure bliss. Watching the sun rise above each bridge as our 230 feet tall ship would underpass each one, you can imagine how beautiful this was.      

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 3:16pm

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

The voyage has started. All 60 students, as well as our maritime and academic crew, are ready to face this new adventure aboard the Gulden Leeuw.

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 2:24pm

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

The first moments in the ship were most exciting for everyone. We got to meet all the staff and crew members as well as our new fellow classmates. Everyone in the vessel is very nice and the activities are very thrilling! We do all kinds of things, together we pull up sails or go to the bow, we have fun activities like salsa night or music club, we cook in a moving kitchen and take classes in the open ocean, but the best thing for me is working with the maritime crew. Since the day I arrived, I have made a lot of friends and I have been having so much fun.

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Posted on 6 September 2018 @ 5:05pm

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Introducing the 2018-2019 Class Afloat Faculty! Meet the team who will lead this year's class as they begin an unforgettable journey.

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.

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!