Summer Ambassador Program: Youth Sailing Expedition aboard Roseway

Student Program

2018 Voyage Information Coming Soon

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.

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.


2018 voyage details will be coming soon.


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


Cost: details coming soon

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.

In the past, there are many ways students have been successful pursuing their own sponsorships and we highly encourage this. 2018 Summer Ambassador Program scholarship link coming soon.


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