The Expedition

Antarctic map

The 2018 Antarctic expedition will begin in Ushuaia, Argentina with pre-expedition activities connecting students and staff amongst the breathtaking southern Patagonian Andes. Sailing from Ushuaia, we will explore Elephant Island and learn of its importance during Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1913 expedition. We will also visit an abandoned whaling station and dormant volcano on Deception Island en route to the Antarctic continent.

Each day will be filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes and lots of adventure! Activities will include wildlife encounters, a visit to a research station as well as first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, the rich Antarctic biodiversity, the importance of the Antarctic Treaty, scientific research policy, and other important Antarctic and global topics.

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The SOI Foundation provides scholarships for each Arctic and Antarctic Expedition. Check out whether there is a scholarship for you!

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How to Participate

SOI Expeditions are open to high school and university applicants from around the world. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply!

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Upcoming Expeditions

SOI expeditions are life-changing journeys to the Polar Regions to become educated, inspired and empowered young leaders. Learn more and apply!

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