Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the worlds leading experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes while sailing aboard a historic tall ship and exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide.
Attaining high standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership, and personal development, more than 1700 Class Afloat students from around the world have had the experience of a lifetime, developing as individuals, excelling as citizens, forging lifelong friendships, and exploring the world.
West Island College International-Class Afloat is a distinctive, globally-minded international boarding school and Gap/University program. As students sail the world aboard our tall ship they forge the highest standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership and personal development. The school's vessel defines a caring and predictable environment where minds, values and ethics coalesce into a living definition of responsible global citizenship.
Students ages 16-19 may embark on their journey of self-discovery in 11th grade, 12th grade or for a Gap/University program and will journey to over 20 ports of call around the world. Our school is based in Canada; we utilize the Nova Scotia provincial high school curriculum and have partnered with top-ranked Acadia University for our Gap Year/University academic program. Students join Class Afloat from all over the world and credits at both the high school and university level are eligible for transfer to home schools.
Our programs challenge youth academically and personally to become well-rounded, responsible global citizens. Learn, Sail, Discover: this is your Passport to Education!