Program Details

Starting in Rome, Join the crew as we visit France, Italy, Spain, Monte Carlo, Morocco, The Canary and Cape Verde Islands, before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean Leeward Islands... all while earning 12 college credits!
Location:
All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda; Barcelona, Spain; Bonifacio, France; Gibraltar, Gibraltar; Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe; Palma, Spain; Rome, Italy; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Programs at Sea, Programs at Sea; Nice, France; Roseau, Dominica; Cagliari, Italy; Agadir, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

6,500 Nautical Miles via France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua

Why limit yourself to just one ocean, country or continent? Choose the journey spanning over 6,500 miles that offers the best of land and sea. Sail the Mediterranean, cross the Atlantic and cruise the Caribbean against the backdrop of sunrise, sunset, and moonlight.

Gaze at the Pantheon and Coliseum in Rome. Tour the ancient fortress town of Bonifacio – a mountain in the sea with over 1,700 summits and water so clear that visibility is perfect even at 50 feet below. Ride camels among the sand dunes on the beaches of Agadir and wander the busy markets of Marrakech in Northern Africa. Conquer our longest sailing passage and experience deep blue freedom in every direction as you cross the Atlantic with pilot whales, bioluminescent plankton and flying fish. Night dive over vivid Caribbean Reefs. As your journey closes, realize that the greatest achievement of your voyage is that it was accomplished by you.

Setting Description:
This voyage is typically run aboard either S/Y Argo or S/Y Vela. Argo and Vela are expertly designed 112-ft two-masted staysail schooners with room for 26 students and 7 staff. Argo was completed in 2006, and her sister, Vela in 2020. Both Argo and Vela were designed and built to circumnavigate the world. This means that every 90-day trip she embarks upon, a fresh batch of students faces the challenge of spending many days or weeks at sea while crossing one of the world’s oceans. For those looking for a genuine blue water experience, then voyages run aboard these vessels are perfect for you. When we designed the vessels, we did so with safety, dependability and ‘trainability’ in mind. We often refer to them as a “Big, Little Boats” meaning that we designed their systems in such a way that they are easy for students to understand and operate. Since our goal is to have students quickly reach the point where they are running the vessel, trainability is an important factor.
Cost:
Voyage costs vary by trip duration and location, please visit our website for detailed tuition information.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
No previous experience necessary is necessary to join any of our programs, yet all students are required to have reached the age of matriculation from high school, be on a gap year or enrolled in / recently graduated from college.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid page on our website for detailed information. This is located under the Admissions section.

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