Highschool On Board Of A Tallship

Great places promotes international schoolship programs of  high schools on a tall ship.

There are not many opportunities for students to get to know themselves in a completely different environment and to see the world with different eyes.


On board of a traditional Tall Ship run by a Canadian highschool that is sailed by a professional crew, they learn active global citizenship not only theoretically but in the true sense of the word: by setting sails, keeping watches and sharing communal work on the ship and within the community on board and by being integrated into social projects like “SOS Kinderdorf” and others during longer periods in the countries that are visited by the ship.


Apart from the classical subjects like mathematics, biology, geography, physics, history, global issues, there are special offers like marine biology, navigation and other sujects related to the maritime environment.


In each port fascinating land programmes are conducted to get to know the historic, cultural background, political situation and geographical specialities, environment, local politics of many countries.


Different guests like f. ex. the famous climber Laurie Skreslet are being invited onboard to stay for a short period to spend time with the students and tell them about their experience in the past in regard to personal motivation, stressful situations, personal achievement, goal setting and personal strength.


Also seamanship is being taught in collaboration with the crew. It´s even possible to obtain maritime certificates.


The academic standard that has been worked out together with the best schools in Ontario is based on the requirements of the OSSD, which is a very popular highschool diploma, accepted worldwide. Foreign students who are not native speakers are supported by the “English Language Learner” (ELL) programme. For leadership qualities the „Duke of Edinburgh´s Award“ can be joined.


We are looking forward to all applicants who are curious, have an awareness for social programmes, a critical mind, and authentic personality , who are willing to deal with global issues in an open-minded way and who don´t shy away from taking over responsibility.


Applicants should be reverberatory and committed, looking forward to spending an unforgettable year, making friends with other students from all over the world and gaining unforgettable memories.

Those who plan a gap year between school and university can choose between different options.


For more information on the programmes  please call +49 -251-1621-309.

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