Where we go

At A+ World Academy, we have the world right outside our windows. Our students get to travel the world and explore what others will only read about. Whether engaging in the anthropological lessons of Easter Island or validating the fragility of our marine environment while diving on the Great Barrier Reef, A+ World Academy students forge new and lasting relationships with hundreds of new international friends. That international network is today and will be tomorrow, invaluable to them as they develop their place and their space as global leaders

Do you wonder where we are at this very moment? On this link you can follow the ship on it’s journey.

Destinations: 2017 / 2018

Kristiansand, Norway We start our journey in our home port of Kristiansand. From here the Sorlan-det will travel to the birthplace of West-ern Civilization in the Mediterranean to it’s modern day center in the USA. Vigo, Spain This city, located on the north-west coast of spain have by many Spanish authors been called ‘Romanesque Vigo’ due to large number, and importance of Roman remains in the area. Malaga, Spain Malaga is a port city known for itsrem-nants of Moorish rule. Looming over the city’s modern skyline are the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro. Rome, Italy Rome, birthplace of the roman empire, once the center of Western Civilization and today the location of the Catholic church is an ideal place to study history , society and religion. Cagliari, Sardinia An ancient city with a long history, Ca-gliari has seen the rule of several civili-sations. From Neolithic chamber tombs to a Cathaginian necropolis, a Roman amfitheater and Byzantine Basilica. La Gomera, Canary Islands A port covered in lush and diverse vegetation with deep ravines laurel rain forests. These laurel rain forests are included in Spain’s Garajonay National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Mindelo, Cabo Verde The Cabo Verde islands were ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, and grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries as a result of it’s strategic position along maritime trade routes. Belem, Brazil Known as the Metropolis of the Brazil-ian Amazon region, Belem is a gateway to the Amazon where more than half the planet’s remaining rainforests are located. Bridgetown, Barbados Known to many as a gem in the Caribbean, Barbados also has a rich history of European colonialism. First discovered by Spanish, then Portugese explorers, it was later claimed as a British colony untill becoming a sover-eign state in 1966. San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan is the capital and most popu-lous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is is the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Our stay in Puerto Rico will be coastal.

Havana, Cuba With a rich history of colonialism, revolution and geo-politics, Cuba is the perfect location to explore the nuances of world politics and different political systems. Miami, Florida, USA As major American city, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment and international trade, Miami is a good location to study mod-ern Western Civilization

Hamilton, Bermuda Well known for its pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters, Bermuda is a popular tourist destina-tio. It is a prime location for historic and marine exploration with a World Heritage site and numeral coral reefs in relatively shallow water. Horta, Azores The Azores are unique in the sense that they are lo-cated above an active triple junction between three of the world’s large tectonic plates. San Miguel, also referred to locally as “The Green Island”, is the        largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.Our stay in Horta will be mostly coastal, but some inland on this island. Dublin, Ireland Founded as a Scandinavian Viking settlement, and with a history of internal conflict, Dublin is today a prime location to study European history, cultural divide, and political issues. Kirkwall, Orkney Islands An archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, the Orkney Island comprises approximately 70 islands. The Island contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in the world, and have an abundance of marine and avian wildlife. Bergen, Norway Norway’s second largest city, located on it’s western coast has a rich his-tory of maritime trade. The city’s ties to the continent impacted deeply the city’s history, and even the norwegian language. Kristiansand, Norway Having sailed from the birthplace of Western Civilzation to the “New World” we return home to Norway.

Destinations: 2016 / 2017

Hong Kong, SAR literally the “Fragrant Harbour” or Incense Harbour” is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres and is with it’s unique political system a facinating city to study. This financial center will be the starting port for the school year 2016/2017. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and has a rich history, It played an important role in the Vietnamese war and was an important Khmer seaport in the 17th century. Muara, Brunei As the only town in Brunei with a deep-water port, Muara plays an important role in the economy and development of Brunei. Bali, Indonesia Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, and we will have the chance to explore the confluence of religions. Christmas Island, Australia. Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, The island has drawn a high level of interest from scientists due to its geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance. Galle, Sri Lanka. This major Sri Lankan city is the administrative capital of Southern Province. The city has a long history of european colonialism and is home to the Galle fort, a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Malé, Maldives. Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 153,379 and an area of 5.8 km, it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Reunion, Mauritius. Reúnion, one of the overseas departments of France, has a rich history of European colonialism still seen today. Durban, South Africa. Durban, one of the busiest port in South Africa, is the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Cape Town, South Africa. As the seat of the National Parliament, Cape Town is the legislative capital of the country. The city is famous for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. That same year, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.

Walvis Bay, Namibia. Walvis Bay has a rich colonial history as a succession of colonists developed the location and resources of this strategic harbor settlement. The harbor’s value in relation to the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope have caught the attention of world powers since it was discovered by the outside world in 1485. St. Helena, U.K. St. Helena, a British Overseas territory, is known as the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualisation of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

Fortaleza, Brazil. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, and plays an important role in the Brazilian tourist market. San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is is the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Norfolk is an important American harbour city, located a few hours outside of Washington DC. Washington DC, a center for the development of modern democray will play a big part in this port of call. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Boston, one of the oldest cities in USA has a rich history and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. The New England area is also known for higher education, being the home of the Ivy League Universities. San Miguel, Azores. The Azores are unique in the sense that they are located above an active triple junction between three of the world’s large tectonic plates. San Miguel, also referred to locally as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. A Coruña, Spain. A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. Brest, France. Brest in northwestern France is an important harbour.Heavily damaged by the Allies’ bombing raids during World War II, the city centre was completely rebuilt after the war. Nowadays, Brest is an important university town with several prestiguous French schools Esbjerg, Denmark. Esbjerg is a danish harbour city that experienced a rapid growth after the establishment of the harbour in 1868. In addition to its fishing and shipping activities, it also became an important centre for agricultural exports. Kristiansand, Norway Final destination (June. 16th. – 2017) After two years abroad, the Sorlandet returns to it’s home port, Kristiansand.

Destinations: 2015 / 2016

2015-16-Norway-Kristiansand Kristiansand, Norway (Aug. 15th. – Aug. 18th. 2015) Starting destination.2015-16-Netherland-Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands (Aug. 24th. – Aug. 26th. 2015) The Netherlands has a strong history as a seafaring trade nation. Our stay in Rotterdam will teach students to learn about trade-ties, colonialism and trade routes in addition to exploring Dutch Golden Age painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. 2015-16-Portugal-Lisboa Lisboa, Portugal (Sep. 6th. – Sep. 13th. 2015) The famous explorer Christopher Columbus was based in Lisbon 1477 to 1485, and our students will learn about ‘New World’ exploration and colonialism as well as explore Portuguese Golden Age Architecture and Landscape. 2015-16-Morocco-Agadir Agadir, Morocco (Sep. 18th. – Sep. 25th. 2015) While in Morocco, our students will experience, and learn more about Eid and aspects of Islamic religion. Through tracking in the Atlas mountains and exploration of the Sahara desert, they will learn more about the Berber people, and the modern challenges to preserving their culture. 2015-16-Gran-Canaria-Las-Palmas Las Palmas. Gran Canaria (Sep. 29th. – Oct. 4th. 2015) Las Palmas has long been a harbour of great importance to the Atlantic crossing. During their stay on the Island, students will learn to work together effectively as they explore the geography and culture of the island in teams. 2015-16-Cabo-Verde-Praia Praia, Cabo Verde (Oct. 13th. – Oct. 15th. 2015) The Cabo Verde islands were ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, and grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Our stay in Cabo Verde will demonstrate the effects that colonialism, exported values, imperialism and subsequent independence had on the formation of this nation. 2015-16-Tobago-Scarborough Scarborough, Tobago (Nov. 6th. – Nov. 11th. 2015) Tobago is an area with great biodiversity, particularly with bird species. Our stay here gives students an opportunity to explore ornithology while they learn to appreciate endemic birds, rainforest species, and unique coral. 2015-16-Curacao-Wilhelmstad Wilhelmstad, Curacao (Nov. 15th. – Nov. 22nd. 2015) Formerly the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution in 2010, Wilhelmstad offers students a good opportunity to learn about slave trade and colonialism as well as explore colonial architecture. 2015-16-Colombia-Cartagena Cartagena, Colombia (Nov. 25th. – Dec. 2nd. 2015) Our stay in Colombia allows for students to learn more about the FARQ guerilla, and the effect of internal conflict throughout history. 2015-16-Panama-Colon Colon, Panama (December 5-6 2015)(Dec. 5th. – Dec. 6th. 2015) 2015-16-Panama-Panama-City Panama City, Panama (Dec. 8th. – Dec. 23rd. 2015) During their stay in Panama, students will take part in the A+ Seminar in the Panamanian rainforest, learning techniques to keep their learning curve on an upward climb. 2015-16-Ecuador-Galapagos Galapagos, Ecuador (Jan. 1st. – Jan. 8th. 2016)The islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin, the father of evolution. Students will have the unique opportunity to make the same observations as Charles Darwin and learn more about evolution, Darwinism, ecology, and the conservation of species. During their stay they will explore the wildlife of Las Tintoreras and the beach of Puerto Villamilee, the second largest caldera in the world (Sierra Negra) and its amazing volcanic surroundings. They will also learn about the endemic plant species that cover Galapagos.

2015-16-Chile-Easter-Island Easter Island, Chile (Jan. 28th. – Feb. 3rd. 2016) Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. Our stay on the Island will give students a chance to learn about human ingenuity in Architecture (MOAI statues), and social structures and religion in a small community. They will also study about the ecology, environment, and agricultural sustainability of the island. 2015-16-New-Zealand-Pitcairn-Island Pitcairn Island, New Zealand (Feb. 15th. – Feb. 19th. 2016) Pitcairn Island has a unique history, and visiting this port will give students the change to explore the history of the HMS Bounty, learn more about British Colonialism, and the legacy of survivors of Pitcairn Island. They will also learn about the influence of the 1962 Hollywood film “Mutiny on the Bounty” on the local population. 2015-16-France-Papa-Ete Pape’Ete, France (Mar. 2nd. – Mar. 7th. 2016) Pape’Ete was the location of the last series of nuclear test detonations. It offers an invaluable opportunity to learn more about atomic research and development and its impact throughout history. 2015-16-Fiji-Suva Suva, Fiji (Mar. 26th. – Mar. 30th. 2016) FIJI Water is a brand of bottled water derived, bottled, and shipped from Fiji. Our stay here will teach students more about the bottled water industry. They will also explore the national parks of Fiji and learn about the local natural environment. 2015-16-New-Caledionia-Noumea Noumea, New Caledonia, France (Apr. 6th. – Apr. 9th. 2016) Nouméa offers students a chance to learn more about French colonialism and indigenous populations. They will also study more about to the role of the South Pacific during the Second World War. 2015-16-Australia-Cairns Cairns, Australia (Apr. 22nd. – May. 1st. 2016) Close to The Great Barrier Reef, our stay in Cairns will allow for a unique opportunity to explore the fragile environment through studies of the reef itself. 2015-16-Indonesia-Bali Bali, Indonesia (May. 20th. – May. 25th. 2016) Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, and we will have the chance to explore the confluence of religions. 2015-16-Singapore-Singapore Singapore, Singapore (June. 3rd. – June. 7th. 2016) In Singapore, students will be called to interpret all of the elements that define Singapore as a global hub and to appreciate its strengths, its leading functions and its strategic role in several academic fields, including environmental practice. Students will be introduced to the biological gardens dedicated to the preservation and display of indigenous flora and fauna. 2015-16-China-Hongkong Hong Kong, China (June. 21st. – June. 27th. 2016) Final Destination

Destinations: 2016 / 2017

2015-16-China-Hongkong

Hong Kong, SAR literally the “Fragrant Harbour” or Incense Harbour” is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres and is with it’s unique political system a facinating city to study. This financial center will be the starting port for the school year 2016/2017.

2016-17-Vietnam-Ho-Chi-Minh-City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and has a rich history, It played an important role in the Vietnamese war and was an important Khmer seaport in the 17th century.

2016-17-Brunei-Muara

Muara, Brunei As the only town in Brunei with a deep-water port, Muara plays an important role in the economy and development of Brunei.

2015-16-Indonesia-BaliBali, Indonesia Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, and we will have the chance to explore the confluence of religions.

Christmas Island

Christmas Island, Australia. Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, The island has drawn a high level of interest from scientists due to its geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance.

Galle

Galle, Sri Lanka. This major Sri Lankan city is the administrative capital of Southern Province. The city has a long history of european colonialism and is home to the Galle fort, a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

2016-17-Maldives-Male Malé, Maldives. Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 153,379 and an area of 5.8 km, it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

2016-17-Mauritius-Reunion Reunion, Mauritius. Reúnion, one of the overseas departments of France, has a rich history of European colonialism still seen today.

2016-17-South-Africa-Durban Durban, South Africa. Durban, one of the busiest port in South Africa, is the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg.

2016-17-South-Africa-Cape-Town Cape Town, South Africa. As the seat of the National Parliament, Cape Town is the legislative capital of the country. The city is famous for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. That same year, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay, Namibia. Walvis Bay has a rich colonial history as a succession of colonists developed the location and resources of this strategic harbor settlement. The harbor’s value in relation to the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope have caught the attention of world powers since it was discovered by the outside world in 1485.

2016-17-UK-St-Helena St. Helena, U.K. St. Helena, a British Overseas territory, is known as the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualisation of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, and plays an important role in the Brazilian tourist market.Fortaleza, Brazil. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, and plays an important role in the Brazilian tourist market.

San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is is the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.

Washington DC Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Norfolk is an important American harbour city, located a few hours outside of Washington DC. Washington DC, a center for the development of modern democray will play a big part in this port of call.

Boston

Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Boston, one of the oldest cities in USA has a rich history and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. The New England area is also known for higher education, being the home of the Ivy League Universities.

2016-17-Azores-San-Miguel San Miguel, Azores. The Azores are unique in the sense that they are located above an active triple junction between three of the world’s large tectonic plates. San Miguel, also referred to locally as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

A Coruna

A Coruña, Spain. A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region.

Brest

Brest, France. Brest in northwestern France is an important harbour.Heavily damaged by the Allies’ bombing raids during World War II, the city centre was completely rebuilt after the war. Nowadays, Brest is an important university town with several prestiguous French schools

Esbjerg

Esbjerg, Denmark. Esbjerg is a danish harbour city that experienced a rapid growth after the establishment of the harbour in 1868. In addition to its fishing and shipping activities, it also became an important centre for agricultural exports.

Kristiansand Kristiansand, Norway Final destination (June. 16th. – 2017) After two years abroad, the Sorlandet returns to it’s home port, Kristiansand.