Learning environment

Student support

At A+ World Academy, we pride ourselves on having highly engaged teachers that follow your academic development closely, and who provide support around the clock. We have a 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio, so our teachers can get to know you on both an academic and personal level.

Classes at sea

Regular instruction takes place onboard the ship in our banjer (midship below deck) as well as in two smaller classrooms when we are at sea. Teachers have access to projectors or traditional white boards, and we encourage our teachers to use all the tools available to ensure the best possible learning environment for our students. Course and weather permitting, some classes may also be take place on deck.

At set hours of the day, you will be able to attend study hall, where teachers are available to help you with your homework, projects, or your academic essay.

For more on the course catalog, academic essay, and other class material information, see the Academics section.

Field studies on land.

Learning takes in a different way once we enter port. Here, experience replaces regular instruction, and students have the opportunity to learn through field studies, guest lectures, and hands-on exploration. Shore time is also used to conduct lab-work for students taking science classes.

University guidance

At A+ World Academy, you will also receive rigorous university preparation, and we expect that the majority of our students who complete their final year of school aboard the ship will go on to university.

Applying to university can be a lengthy and involved process, and the school will support you through all stages of your applications, for example through researching possible university and preparing your cover letter.

You will be expected to take a leading role in your application process, but dedicated staff, both aboard the ship and on the shore, will help you find a university that fits your own needs and ambitions.