The selection process for our expeditions is competitive. Applicants should be able to demonstrate qualities such as strong academic ability and/or a passion for learning, interest in the Polar Regions, leadership potential, community involvement, and a strong desire to make a difference on a local or global scale.
Successful applicants must agree to a mandatory education program prior to and during the expedition.
- Student must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (or be home-schooled) at the time of application. Students who are taking a one year ‘gap year’ are eligible to apply*. We accept youth from any country in the world.
- High school students must be between 14-18 years old at the time of application.
- Post-secondary students to the Arctic must be under 24 years old at the time of application. There is no age limit for post-secondary students to the Antarctic.
- Student must submit a completed application form and include contact information for two references who will be sent a link to a referral form.
- Student must demonstrate an interest in issues relating to the Polar Regions and must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation. All students must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the mandatory education program and any research activities prior to and during the expedition.
- University/college students may also have the option to enroll in an accredited field course offered during the expedition by one of our partner institutions. More details will be provided closer to expedition dates.
- Successful applicants enrolled in expedition field courses must agree to participate in and complete any pre-expedition preparations and/or post-expedition assignments as directed by their respective instructors.
- Student must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academic ability and/or passion for learning; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community; a desire to make a difference.
- Successful applicants must accept the responsibility to act as an ambassador for their communities and educational institutions.
- Applicants must possess a passport or have started the process of obtaining a passport.
*Students taking a one year ‘gap year’ should email email@example.com for more information.