Students on Ice call for applications

Deadline to apply is Nov. 30

Torngat Mountains National Park is on the itinerary for the Students on Ice 2020 expedition through Nunatsiavut. (Photo by Andy Moorhouse)

By Nunatsiaq News

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24 and have a passion for learning and the Arctic? If so, Students on Ice is looking for your application.

Students on Ice aims to connect youth from around the world with the Arctic through its annual educational expedition. Next year, the organization marks its 20th anniversary with an expedition through Nunatsiavut.

From July 5 to 20, more than 100 participants will journey through Newfoundland and Labrador, starting in St. John’s and ending in Iqaluit. The trip will stop in Nunatsiavut communities along the way. Places like Fogo Island and the Torngat Mountains National Park Base Camp and Research Station are also on the itinerary.

A map of the 2020 Students on Ice expedition through Nunatsiavut. The trip will begin and end in Ottawa. (Screenshot)

Youth will participate in land- and ship-based educational activities, learning about topics that range from climate change to youth engagement. It’s a multidisciplinary program, with scientists, elders, artists, dignitaries and historians serving as teachers.

Anyone interested has until Nov. 30 to apply. The application, which is online, requires two references and includes essay questions.

To be eligible, applicants need to be between the ages of 14 and 24 at the time their application is submitted. Applicants also need a passport and other necessary travel documents, or be willing to get them.

Students on Ice looks for youth who have leadership qualities and like to learn, or have the potential to develop these qualities. For example, participants might have a strong academic record or be involved in their community. Participants must also show a desire to make a difference.

Participants should be ready to act as ambassadors for their communities and institutions. Students on Ice accepts applicants and teachers from around the world.

In recent expeditions, 80 per cent of participants were funded to join the expedition through Students on Ice scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are for high school students. Participants can also fundraise to cover the costs of the trip. Students on Ice provides a toolkit to help those who are fundraising.

To learn more and submit an application, visit Students on Ice’s website.

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(12) Comments:

  1. Posted by Ani on

    I would love to for this

    • Posted by Victoria on

      Hi,I would like to apply

    • Posted by Tony frizt on


      • Posted by Allan on

        When is gonna be I want application

  2. Posted by Ani on

    I would love to apply for this

  3. Posted by digi on

    Nice but it cost over 13 k.

  4. Posted by Summer Oovayuk on

    Hi I would like to travel on a ship for the first time, amd I would love to go to Ottawa for the very first time.

  5. Posted by Rich on

    My 14-year-old nephew in Hoboken, New Jersey, may apply. I hope. We are U.S. citizens. I am retired but visit the arctic annually.

  6. Posted by Paddy on

    Where do I apply??

  7. Posted by Tyra Niptanatiak on

    I’m from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and I am 18 years old. My name is Tyra Niptanatiak, I have heard about SOI since I was in the ninth grade, I am now In grade 12 and I am so much more passionate for my home, and my people. I love learning about different cultures, and hearing different languages. I love meeting new elders, hearing old and new stories. I think this experience is something nobody should miss out on.

  8. Posted by Jasmine Nagiyak on

    I would like to experience new things, would like to travel and see the world. The reason why I want to go is, I like seeing new things, meet new people and spend time with the people I meet. I may be a shy person but once I get to know the people I’ll be alright I mean like be myself around the people. I want to travel the world and experience it.

  9. Posted by Katie on

    How do I apply?

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