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Join SOI’s 2016 Arctic Expedition!

Only one month left to apply for the Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition! Application Deadline: March 11, 2016, 5pm EST

Join Students on Ice to explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland July 21 – August 5, 2016.
Scholarships are available for youth from around the world! Apply now!


About the Expedition

The 16th annual 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.

The 2016 Arctic Expedition begins this year in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. After a few days of pre-expedition activities, we fly to Kuujjuaq, Québec to board our expedition vessel and set sail. En route, we will explore the communities, coasts, fiords, bays, and islands of Nunavik, Baffin Island, and the western coast of Greenland. Our expedition will end in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland where we will board our charter flights back to Ottawa.

Guided by a team of scientists, elders, artists and educators, you will develop a deeper connection to the land, culture and people of the Arctic as you engage in hands-on research, listen to elders, visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife, and bridge cultures and understanding with 120 youth from around the world.

Join us and learn first hand about the impacts of climate change, the importance of ocean conservation, and other important topics, grounded in an understanding and appreciation for the people who call the Arctic home.

For more information, visit the Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition pages.

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generous support of our many partners and supporters, numerous scholarships are available for interested youth. Details and instructions are online!

Please note that the deadline for applications is March 11, 2016.

Student Application Form

Staff Application Form

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Thank you Partners!

Here are some of the amazing partners supporting SOI’s 2016 Arctic Expedition! Stay tuned for updates!



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