Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is proud to partner with Students on Ice on their upcoming 2016 Arctic Expedition! With our support, full scholarships are available for deserving youth from Canada's North.
Students on Ice (SOI) is an award-winning organization taking high school and university students from around the world on the educational journey of a lifetime to explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland between July 21 - August 5, 2016.
The deadline to apply is 5pm EST on March 11, 2016.
With the support of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and all of SOI's northern partners, more than 30% of expeditioners on SOI's Arctic Expeditions are from the North and fully funded to participate.
Follow the links below for more information and to apply.
About the Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition
SOI's 2016 Arctic Expedition will take 120 youth from across Canada's North and around the world on a two-week journey to explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and Western Greenland. The expedition dates are July 21 - August 5, 2016.
Guided by a team of scientists, elders, artists and educators, youth will develop a deeper connection to the land, culture and people of the Arctic as they engage in hands-on research, listen to elders, visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife, and bridge cultures and understanding with youth from around the world. Youth will learn 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.
Since Students on Ice (SOI) began nearly 16 years ago, more than 2,500 students and educators from 52 countries have participated in SOI's life-changing journeys. They form an alumni family that is connected by their experiences and provide ongoing support to fellow expeditioners as mentors, teachers, and lifelong friends.
SOI recently launched an Arctic Youth & Partnerships Program with the goal of building partnerships in the North and connecting youth with the opportunities, resources and support to develop healthy lifestyles and foster goals that help them to make a difference in their community or region of the Arctic.
To learn more about this program: http://studentsonice.com/programs/program/arctic-youth-and-partnerships-program/