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A + World Academy (boarding on a sailing ship)

Address: Kirkegaten 1 - Inngang Kongensdate, 4662 Kristiansand, Norway
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Description A + World Academy (boarding on a sailing ship)

  • Location: Norway
  • Age of students: from 16 to 19 years
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: full board
  • Language learning: English.

A + World Academy is a unique international school, which is located on a sailing ship! 62 high school students have the opportunity to combine their studies under the Advanced Placement program with walking on one of the oldest sailing ships in the world and visiting more than twenty port cities around the globe. Here, students not only improve their academic knowledge, but daily expand their capabilities in the intellectual, social, physical, and cultural spheres.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in A + World Academy (boarding on a sailing ship)

Program name

Advanced placement

  • Dates: August - June
  • Age of students: from 16 years
  • Duration of studying: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

Features of the program:

  • Includes 2 blocks of subjects: required and to choose
  • Compulsory subjects: English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Foreign Language
  • The choice of courses to be studied should be based on the requirements of the university, which is planned to enter
  • Lessons in small classrooms - from seven to twelve students
  • The intensity of the load: from four to six hours a day, a total of about 900 academic hours per academic year.
  • Forms of education: lectures, seminars, practical classes (under the guidance of a teacher and independent ones), assisting + from one to three hours of daily homework
  • It is not recommended to study more than 3 AP courses at the same time.
  • Academic classes need to be combined with daily duty (watch) on the ship (1 hour during the day + 1 hour at night)
  • In order to get a school diploma in Russia, students need to independently clarify the conditions on which the courses taken are counted from the administration of their home school.
  • Upon completion, students receive a certificate of attendance and feedback from the captain of the ship.

Subjects available for study in the program:

  • Mathematics (integral mathematics, algebra, trigonometry)
  • Natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Languages (English, Spanish, Italian)
  • Social sciences (world history and philosophy, geography, psychology, political science)
  • Block of compulsory subjects (systems and society, history and legislative regulation of navigation, sailing navigation).

Advanced placement Capstone diploma

  • Dates: August - June

  • Age: from 18 years old

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Cost: 63050 for 1 academic year.

Program specifics:

  • Training is possible only after completing the Advanced Placement course.

  • It consists of two parts: AP Seminar and AP Research : the AP Seminar block includes a team project and presentation, individual basic scientific research, writing an essay and his defense, exams; The AP Research block involves writing a thesis (5,000 words), its presentation and protection

  • We study the basics of a critical analysis of a given topic and drawing up an effective research plan for a question.

  • Students practice formulating solutions to real world problems, cooperate with each other to solve problems, develop and implement communicative strategies, establish intercultural relations

  • To receive a diploma, you must pass each of the exams for at least 3 points.

  • The minimum number of courses taught is 3, adolescents are allowed to study more subjects.

29.06.2019 -06.08.2019
from 6 000 € / 5 weeks

Summer ESL Program

  • Dates: June 29 - August 6
  • Age of students: 16 - 21 years old
  • Durationof studying: 5 weeks
  • Language of instruction: English

Basic information about the program:

  • Aimed at learning English as a second foreign language
  • Studying English at three levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Improving your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills
  • Students develop the ability to work in a team and make joint decisions, thanks to the need to jointly manage a sailboat during races
  • Consists of academic lessons, sailing, participation in Tall Ship races
  • Route: Kristiansand (Norway), Aalborg (Denmark), Fredrikstad (Norway), Bergen (Norway), Aarhus (Denmark)
  • During study, academic credits are not charged
  • Application for participation can be submitted online.

Accommodation, housing and food

Features of placement in the school A + World Academy:

  • Permanent residence on the ship
  • Accommodation and full board included in the cost of educational programs
  • Cabins of boys and girls are on different sides of the vessel
  • Cabins carry out 2 functions - a berth and educational classrooms
  • Students must keep a daily watch.

Events A + World Academy (boarding on a sailing ship)

All activities and excursions that are organized by A + World Academy are included in the curriculum price. Port cities visited during sailing:

  • Chicago (USA)
  • Ann Arbor (USA)
  • Dallas (US)
  • Austin (USA)
  • Charlotte (USA)
  • Chattanooga (US)
  • Seattle (USA)
  • Resif (Brazil)
  • Washington (United States)
  • Fort lauderdale
  • Atlanta (USA)
  • Portland (USA)
  • California (USA)
  • Barbados
  • Nassau (Bahamas)
  • China
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Miami (US)
  • New York, USA)
  • Boston (US)
  • Russia
  • London, Great Britain)
  • St. George (Bermuda)
  • Scheveningen (Holland)
  • Azores (Portugal)
  • Kristiansand (Norway).


  • Accreditation of the BSA Boarding School Association and the Northern Network of NNIS International Schools
  • Member of the New England Association of Independent Schools AISNE
  • Accommodation on the sailboat “ Sørlandet ” - the ninety-year-old Norwegian ship with a long tradition of teaching students during the voyage (a total of more than 10,000 students)
  • Sørlandet ” - the ship, on board of which a woman was first studied, the AP program was completed for the first time, and the circumnavigation of the circus around the world (2017) was completed for the first time
  • Exercise, quick decision making, self-study, leadership skills.
  • There is always a team of professional sailors on board.
  • The educational system of the American type.

Equipment A + World Academy (boarding on a sailing ship)

Safety on the ship:

  • The ship is equipped with the most modern means of communication for continuous communication with the shore
  • High school students can communicate with their parents only in the ports (there is no Internet during the voyage)
  • Regular media coordinator reports for parents on Instagram and Facebook
  • A certificate confirming the highest level of safety of the ship " Sørlandet ".

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The minimum duration of schooling is one year. On the ship, students stay for 200 days, from August to June.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Studying
  • Accommodation
  • Nutrition
  • Registration fee
  • Maritime studying
  • Field research experience
  • Laboratory works.

Payment is carried out in 3 stages:

  • 10% - for 14 days from the date of enrollment
  • 50% - until the first of May
  • The remaining amount is until the first of August.

It is also important to consider additional costs:

  • Vaccination
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Uniform
  • Sailing equipment
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation in hotels "parent" ports (in two cities, parents can visit high school students)
  • Expenses for shopping and food in port cities.

Extra fees:

  • Uniform 100 EUR
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 EUR
  • Medical insurance 600 EUR

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  The following documents are required for admission to the A + World Academy Marine Boarding School:

  • Application form
  • Passport copy
  • Excerpts from the school report for the last 2 years
  • 2 academic letters of recommendation (confidentiality guaranteed)
  • Personally written short essay on a topic of global importance (about 300 words)
  • Additional school information that can help you to better understand the character and skills of a high school student.

Additionally, you need to have an interview via Skype in English.

Applications are considered within five working days, the answer is sent by e-mail.  

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