Arctic Expedition 2018

July 23 – August 7, 2018

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The 2018 Students on Ice Arctic expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.

Our ship-based expedition will bring together more than 100 youth from around the world with inspiring scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators. Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students will be inspired, motivated, educated and challenged.

Each day will be filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities will include wildlife encounters, visits to Arctic communities, as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, policy and other important Arctic and global topics.

Apply online to join the expedition as a student. We also invite applications from people interested in joining our staff team. If you need assistance or require an application form in French, please contact

Full scholarships are available for a majority of youth participants! The deadline to apply has passed for all applicants except those listed below:

  • Northern youth from Inuvialuit, Nunavik, Nunavut, Nunatsiavut and Greenland: deadline to apply is March 19, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. 
  • High school students from the San Francisco Bay Area are eligible for the Climate One Scholarship, which closes March 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. To apply for this scholarship, students must attend the ‘Mindful Travel in the Age of Climate Change‘ event on March 19th, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to start the application beforehand, and return after March 19th to complete a short-essay question about the event.

Students on Ice is proudly supported by bv02.

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