Students on Ice

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Donate to the Students on Ice Foundation through CanadaHelps and help us make a difference in the lives of youth and the future of the Polar Regions!

Your donation supports…

  1. Student Scholarships – to provide life-changing educational journeys with Students on Ice for deserving youth from around the world!
  2. Alumni program – to connect youth post expedition with the resources, opportunities and mentorship needed to catalyze on their ideas, goals and initiatives. In 2017 SOI will launch an Alumni Portal, a crowdfunding platform and digital networking tools to better connect and support our global alumni network.
  3. Arctic Youth & Partnerships program – to build relationships and partnerships with youth, communities and organizations in the Arctic in order to support a healthy and sustainable future for the North. Annually, SOI provides full scholarships to Arctic youth, who make up more than 30% of total participants on Arctic Expeditions. Beyond expedition, this program further supports opportunities for capacity building in the North and Arctic youth-led projects that benefit Arctic communities.
  4. SOI and alumni-led projects and initiatives that foster an understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions and that help to make a positive impact on the Arctic and Antarctica.


View all Alumni Impact videos online

About the Students on Ice Foundation

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is an award-winning program for educating, inspiring and empowering youth through hands-on learning in the Arctic and Antarctic. Led by a team of scientists, elders, artists and visionary leaders, youth learn first-hand about important social, environmental and political topics such as climate change, ocean conservation, truth & reconciliation, and become ambassadors for a sustainable future.

Through ship-based journeys to the Arctic and Antarctic, our educational journeys immerse students in an environment few have explored and provide an unparalleled classroom for learning about these vibrant regions, and the challenges and opportunities that they face.

The result is a network of more than 2,500 alumni from 52 countries with a strong connection to the natural world that fuels their goals and ambitions on a local and global level. Connected with SOI’s global network of fellow alumni, partners and experts across industries, our alumni are making a difference around the world.

Support the Students on Ice Foundation by donating through CanadaHelps.

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The Students on Ice Foundation is a registered Canadian charity, BN 836648766 RR0001. Canadian residents can receive an automatic tax receipt through CanadaHelps.

The Polar Education Foundation is a registered 501©(3) charity in the United States. Federal ID (EIN) 20-5853356. Donations can be made by cheque payable to the Polar Education Foundation.

For all questions regarding donating to the Foundation, please don’t hesitate to contact our Finance Manager Mary-Ellen Connolly.

Alumni Stories

SOI Expeditions are just the first step in a life-long journey of discovery. Learn more about our global community of talented and diverse alumni.

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Arctic Expedition 2017

Join SOI’s next Arctic expedition to the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland from August 8-23, 2016.


Meet our Educators

A global team of scientists, elders, artists, musicians, historians, and industry leaders who help to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary learning.

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This website was made possible by a generous contribution from the Leacross Foundation.