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we have partnered with unique boarding schools to create the perfect study abroad program for you

Whether you want to sail across the Atlantic, study marine biology on a cruise ship, ski in the Swiss Alps, visit as many countries as possible during the school year, or become the new quarterback of an American high school team, we have the study abroad program to fulfill your dream!

A+ World Academy, Sailing Ship "Sørlandet", Atlantic Ocean

sail the world and learn aboard the majestic sørlandet

A+ World Academy is one of the most unique international boarding schools in the world. They give junior, senior, as well as gap year students the opportunity to take Secondary and Advanced Placement courses in a fully accredited high school at sea that travels the globe to 15+ port cities on the oldest fully-rigged sailing ship in the world. They  offer a challenging, rigorous, one of a kind program that develops students into global citizens and leaders with grit, resilience, and perseverance. Students can either attend for one year or can graduate with A+ World Academy in two years with the AP Capstone Diploma.

Application fee: EUR 150,-

Tuition feeEUR 38.500,- for Norwegian students / EUR 61.900,- for International students

The annual tuition fee includes: Full boarding (housing & food), cost of the academic program, mariner training, field experiences, lab work, maritime & academic uniforms, textbooks, yearbook, insurance, graduation ceremony.

ExtrasExtras vary from student to student but typical extras to be aware of are:

  • Transportation cost to starting & stopping destination (Kristiansand, Norway)
  • Transportation, food, and hotel costs for the two optional parent ports (where families can visit)
  • Vaccinations (Amount varies by provider)
  • Visas (Varies for nationalities and itineraries, approximately 25-200 EUR)
  • Non-school sponsored port activities
  • AP exams fees
  • “Pocket money” for shore leave in port. Typically students use their pocket money for souvenirs, SIM-cards, clothes, lunch, snacks and dinner in their spare time. All activities organized by the school are covered by the tuition. They should also try to do laundry in port as weather conditions can affect the laundry opportunities on board.

American curriculum leading to a High School diploma. The school also offers AP Classes with the possibility to graduate with the AP Capstone Diploma (2 years curriculum)

Class Afloat, Sailing Ship "Gulden Leeuw", Atlantic Ocean

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

Class Afloat offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programs for junior, senior, University and Gap year students while they sail the world’s oceans aboard a majestic tall ship.

Class Afloat is a registered independent high school and proud partner of Acadia University offering accredited grade 11, 12 high school and 1st year university courses to an international student crew.

Application fee: CAD 200,-

Tuition feeCAD 55.000,- (CAD 39.000,- for one semester) for Canadian students / CAD 59.500,- (CAD 42.500., for one semester) for International students. 

The annual tuition fee includes: Full boarding (housing & food), cost of the academic program, mariner training, field experiences and lab work.

Extras: Extras are hard to predict as they vary from port to port, and from student to student. Typical extras to be aware of are:

  • Transportation cost to starting & stopping destination (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Transportation, food, and hotel costs for the two optional parent ports (where families can visit)
  • Vaccinations (Amount varies by provider)
  • Travel Insurance (2.500 CAD)
  • Visas (Varies for nationalities and itineraries)
  • Uniform, including sailing gear (Approx. 2.000 CAD)
  • “Pocket money” for shore leave in port. Typically students use their pocket money for souvenirs, SIM-cards, clothes, lunch, snacks and dinner in their spare time. All activities organized by the school are covered by the tuition. They should also try to do laundry in port as weather conditions can affect the laundry opportunities on board.

High School: Class Afloat is a registered private high school offering courses that are fully accredited by the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

University: In partnership with the Open Acadia Program, Class Afloat offers students the opportunity to enrol as a first year Acadia University student and complete a selection of 1st year university courses while experiencing a life-changing journey at sea.

Leysin American School, Leysin, Switzerland

At the core of LAS is a guiding set of principles and beliefs that set the highest standards for their efforts every day.

Located in the stunning Swiss Alps, Leysin American School is an international boarding school that has been bringing enriching, educational experiences to students since 1961. 

From practical, engaging in-class academics to experiential learning on international cultural trips, we believe in bringing together students from around the world and providing them with an education that sparks their curiosity and encourages them to be the best global citizens they can be.

Application fee: CHF 500,-

Tuition fee: CHF 99.000,- + CHF 8.000,- in capital improvement fund for new students only (used toward development and beautification of LAS campuses). 

The annual tuition fee includes: All academic classes, regular instructional, and laboratory fees. Full seven-day room and board. School health plan (accident and health insurances, use of school Health Center) and theft insurance. Technology package: all students are provided with an LASowned laptop for use during the school year . Students in grades 7-9 will also receive an LAS smartphone. Use of LAS computer network. Day excursions, social events, banquets, and second semester prom dinner & dance. Recreational physical activities (extra charges may apply i.e. horseback riding, tennis). Ski pass and group ski/snowboard lessons.
during Winter term. School-sponsored excursions. Swiss residence permit and communal taxes. Bed linen (students must provide their own towels). Laundry facilities (extra charges apply to grades 7 & 8). 

Extras: Pocket money up to 200CHF per week. Health plan deductible of 200CHF per semester. University application fee and external examination fees (such as IB, SAT, ACT, and IELTS exam fees). Major purchases/sports equipment rental (ski/ snowboarding/mountain bike and equipment hire) minimum 1,000CHF/year and maximum 5,000CHF/year. School uniform, including ski jacket, approximately
1,000 CHF/year. 
Campus store charges (school supplies, printing and copying charges) recommended 1,000 CHF/year. Any charges made in the student lounges. Private music, academic, or sports lessons,
and learning support. 
School art supplies approximately 150 CHF. Communication charges. Airport transfer fees on non-official arrival/departure days to/from Geneva Airport of 300 CHF/trip. Dentist & orthodontist fees and Health Center driving charges. Optional trips & travel visas. IT Help Desk Services, IT supplies. Counseling sessions (if needed). Online courses. Fob Deposit. 

American curriculum leading to a High School diploma. The school also offers AP Classes with the possibility to graduate with the AP Capstone Diploma (2 years curriculum)

TASIS - The American School in Switzerland, Montagnola, Switzerland

Celebrating cultural differences as students challenge and inspire one another to become global citizens.

Seeking to balance the pursuit of knowledge with the love of wisdom, and promoting the skills of lifelong learning, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of character, each school combines a challenging academic program with opportunities for artistic endeavor, physical activity, and service to others. Believing in the worth of each individual and the importance of enduring relationships, TASIS seeks to embody and instill the values of personal responsibility, civility, compassion, justice, and truth.

Application fee: CHF 300,-

Tuition fee: CHF 90.000,- + CHF 5.000,- for a one-time campus enhancement fund

The annual tuition fee includes: Tuition and all costs necessary for school attendance. English as an additional language (EAL) courses if applicable. College counseling. Participation in global service program excursions for Grade 11. After-school activities and sports of general attendance. Textbooks, laboratory fees, and all activities of general attendance. Academic travel, including ski experience. Dormitory housing and meals. Laundry, linens, basic health and accident insurance. 

Extras: Graduation fee (for seniors only) of CHF 350,-. Additional costs are incurred for specific individual activities that are not of general attendance. There is no reduction for any of the all-inclusive fees if a student does not partake in or use any of the above activities and services. 

High School students can choose from a selection of Advanced Placement courses or pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, providing access to colleges and universities around the world.

Semester at Sea, Cruise Ship "MV World Odyssey", Across the World

The world is your classroom. Immerse yourself in cultures across the globe.

Semester at Sea study abroad programs offer a truly global experience each fall and spring. All of our voyages on the MV World Odyssey are 100+ days, explore at least 10 countries and 4 continents, and allow students to earn 12-15 academic credits from Colorado State University. Go to class while sailing the sea, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean or stare up at the Mediterranean stars. Whether in class, studying, or engaging in shipboard activities, you’re always a few steps away from friends, the ocean and a global perspective.

Application fee: USD 0,-

Tuition fee: Starts at USD 26.874,- for one semester

The tuition fee includes: All academic classes, full seven-day room and board and fuel fee. 

Extras: Airfare, visas, immunizations, personal & field programs, local transportation, books.

University courses: Open to all college/universities and all majors. They have programs for Gap Year, Traditional Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Students. You’ll earn 12-15 transferable credits from Colorado State University

Seamester, Sailing Ship "Argo", "Ocean Star", or "Vela", Across the World

spend your college semester or gap year at sea, exploring the world from the deck of a sailing vessel.

 Study abroad while crossing oceans and experiencing cultures and continents with strangers turned friends. Earn college credit in marine sciences and seamanship as you earn sailing and scuba diving certifications. Each new wonder — whether it’s a pod of dolphins accompanying you on a leg of your voyage or the shout of “land ho” signaling your next shoreside excursion is near — is a testament to the discovery and accomplishment of you and your crew.

Application fee: USD 75,-

Tuition fee: Starts at USD 26.874,- for one semester

The tuition fee includes: Academic instruction for the applicable courses offered during that voyage. University of South Florida (USF) academic credit for all academic classes offered during the program. Full room and board. All group excursions, field trips and destination-focused educational experiences. Non-professional sailing instruction and certification costs. Non-professional scuba instruction and certification costs for programs longer than 20 days.

 

Extras: Airfare, visas, Certain equipment expenses such as foul weather jacket, bibs and boots as well as a mask, fins and snorkel, immunizations, pocket money, required International SOS and MedAire membership & emergency evacuation insurance. Other insurance. Scuba diving fee. 

University courses: The University of South Florida (USF) serves as Sea|mester’s School of Record.

Folkehøgskolene or Folk High Schools, All Across Norway

often called the world's freest schools.

These schools have no grades, no rigid curriculum and no exams. At a folk high school, you get to practice what you learn, not merely immerse yourself in its theory. Supervised and encouraged by dedicated teachers, you find yourself a member of a small class, generally consisting of only 10 to 20 students.

A folk high school year lasts nine months, from August to May. Most students attend folk high schools right after graduating from high school (upper secondary school). Most folk high school students are between 18 and 25 years, but a few schools accept 16-year-olds, too. No folk high school has an upper age limit.

Application fee: NOK 2.100,-

Tuition fee: You pay between NOK 82.500,- and NOK 164.000,- a year to attend a folk high school. It is the major subject that you select that affects the cost the most. In addition, the cost varies depending on what study trip you go on. On average, a folk high school year costs NOK 120.854,- 

The tuition fee includes: This price includes room and board throughout the year.

Extras: Airfare, visas. Some schools also offer elective and voluntary study tours which are not included. During such travels, meals may also be additional.

No rigid curriculum. Subjects depend on the school selected. Outdoor sports, music, tourism, nature, skiing, innovation, climbing are examples among many subjects offered.

Unique Experiences

“One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

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