Lifestyles for Learning
(ED 11131 or ED 2131)
Beginning Boating Skills
Prerequisites for ED1131: Credit-level FY Studies
Prerequisites for ED2131: EN1011 and FY Studies
January 2-20, 2017
We expect this program to run again in January 2019
Check out the program blog!
Read an article, There is no ADHD on a boat, written by the director about the Caribbean Island program.
Academic Director: Sophie Dennis
Program Director: Meg Spicer
Primary goal: to study and apply research-based health and wellness strategies that connect personal choices to academic achievement
- Spend 5 days on the Schooner Roseway exploring how it feels to be "unplugged" from personal technology
- Learn about health/wellness issues particular to college students (i.e. sleep patterns, diet & nutrition, models of resilience) in a spectacularly beautiful environment
- Attend classes and participate in a range of wellness activities (including swimming, snorkeling, hiking and cooking) on both St. John and St. Thomas
- Return to campus in time to present your final project, "Health, Wellness and the College Student," as part of New Student Orientation
- All students will learning sailing skills & be part of daily rotations/watches while under sail and at anchor
- Program requires the ability to get in/out of small boats & climb ladders
- Willingness to live in tight, co-ed facilities is important on the boat
- There is NO SMOKING or alcohol consumption on the boat
Cost for this program is $6,000* and includes:
- 2 courses (4-credits total)
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- Some group meals
- Price does not include individual spending money.
*Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid.