Summer Ambassador Program: Youth Sailing Expedition aboard Roseway

Student Program

Long Island Sound Expedition

June 29 – July 9, 2017

World Ocean School promotes stimulating experiential education while fostering an appreciation for and a commitment to community and relationships, and cultivating an expanded world view. The curriculum is carried out in the formal setting of the ship’s classroom, in small groups on ship watches, and in the field on shore visits. Each student keeps an individual journal as well as participates in a nautical book club and various community service projects throughout the voyage. There is tremendous exploration both on and off the water: sailing, hiking and community building.

I would totally recommend this. The experience is incredible, you meet new people, you get to explore new places and things, you learn. And above all, you get to live on a schooner which is pretty awesome.

– Ellie Silverio, Age 13, Summer Ambassador Student 2015

In Summer 2017, nineteen students ages 12-16 set sail for the Long Island Sound for ten days—expanding their perspective of the world, immersing themselves in and contributing to different cultures, and practicing community building aboard the historic landmark schooner Roseway. During their expedition at sea, students learned and practiced seamanship and navigation as they operated and maintained the 137-foot schooner that was their home, as well as carrying out lessons in maritime history, community-building, and ethics.

TRAVEL TO AND FROM ROSEWAY

The 2017 program will depart from and return to Boston, Massachusetts. Roseway is docked downtown in the financial district, which is close to Logan Airport and South Station for buses and trains. World Ocean School staff will meet you upon arrival location on the first day of the session as well as escort you to your departure location on the last day of the session.

Travel arrangements are your responsibility and it is important that you arrive and depart on the first and last day of the session.

RULES OF LIVING ABOARD

As a Summer Ambassador you will be expected to participate in all of the activities aboard, as well as be ambassadors for the World Ocean School and schooner Roseway in the communities we visit. 

If you are accepted to the program, you agree to the following rules throughout the entire session, whether on land or on the vessel:

  • No drinking, smoking, or drug use: zero tolerance
  • Electronics such as ipods, computers, or anything with an on/off switch are not to be brought aboard the ship
  • Cell phones are kept in a secure space by the captain and are handed out for use only in an emergency
  • No apparel that advertises alcohol or tobacco may be worn

FEES AND EXPENSES

Cost: $2,900 US

Refund Policy: As payments become due and payable they are non-refundable.

  • 50% deposit due upon acceptance to program
  • Balance due: one week before departure

You should anticipate some additional expenses in travel costs and clothing required for the program.

Financial Aid: World Ocean School generally has a handful of scholarships available for students. These are competitive and an application is required, there is a priority deadline of March 1, 2016.

In the past, there are many ways students have been successful pursuing their own sponsorships and we highly encourage this. Please download the Summer Ambassador Scholarship Application at our website. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Deadline April 15, 2017

Applicants are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • An interest in practicing community building skills
  • Suitability and strength of character

The following items must be submitted before a student’s application can be fully evaluated:

I. Completed Application
II. One personal reference form
III. Scholarship Application (if applicable)

If your application is accepted, you will be required to have the following before departure:

- A completed medical form signed by a physician
- A risk release from signed by your parent/guardian