Study Abroad with Class Afloat HIGH SCHOOL · GAP YEAR · UNIVERSITY

Sail a tall ship while you explore new cultures, earn academic credits and make friends from around the world.



Earn high school
or university credits.

Study Abroad



Experience a blue water
sailing experience.

Sail with Us



Travel the world and
become a global citizen.

Travel the world

Class Afloat - West Island College International Experiential education since 1984

What our Alumni Say

Class Afloat, Gap Year at Sea
My experience was mainly characterized by encounters that widened my views on the world. It was also filled with challenges that strengthened my capacity to face adversity, starting with small discomfort to home sickness. It was a year that allowed me to discover myself and what I want to become.
Margaux , Class Afloat Student 2018-2019(1/5)
Port program
The biggest take away from Class Afloat was learning how to work with and lead people in almost any situation. Furling sails in a storm, 2-4am watches and full days in the galley, working with the same people day in and day out you learn a lot about those people - and yourself.
Student Survey, 2017-2018(2/5)
Renee Martyna
Maybe the most seminal experience of my life.... Class Afloat was the point at which there is now a ‘before’ and ‘after’. Inspired me toward a career with the UN and now, a passion project working with global knowmads. Grateful to my fellow floaties!
Renee Martyna, Class Afloat Alumni(3/5)
Gap Year, Students Sailing
For me Class Afloat was the start of my adult life. I now feel confident I can do anything and everything I put my mind to. If you are thinking about doing Class Afloat, do it for the life long friends, the travel and most importantly to discover who you are.
Ryan, Class Afloat Student 2018-2019(4/5)
Students on deck
Although Class Afloat is largely about travel, adventure and discovery of yourself and the world around you, that wasn’t what impacted me the most. It was the family we built on board that really touched me.
Claire, Class Afloat Student 2018-2019(5/5)

Latest News from Class Afloat

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The Mizzen 2nd Edition-2022/23 Student Newspaper

Check out our 2022-2023 student newspaper-The Mizzen 2nd Edition. The Mizzen’s Paradigm: consent, diversity, accuracy, quality, student perspective, representing ourselves, our peers, and the people and places we visit with respect.      

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The Life of a Sailor

A captivating blog post from 2021-2022 student-Connor Teskey A sailor lives an extraordinary life, flirting with danger, utilizing it to their advantage to travel to their desired location. A sailor chooses a home isolated from the rest of the world,…Read More

Alumni in the Spotlight
Student Alumni in the Spotlight: Jillian Amatt

Jillian Amatt was a Class Afloat student on our ’94/95 voyage aboard the Concordia. She submitted this reflective blog post for us to share. In 2017, at the age of 40 years old, I decided that I wanted to sell…Read More