*price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 to explore the ocean's wonders and expand their horizons. This two-week program will take place on board the state-of-the-art OceanXplorer vessel, where participants will have the chance to learn from a team of experts in marine science, technology, and media production
Norway, Oslo and Nordic Seas
Logistics for the program, including transportation, accommodation, and excursions. Participants will be provided with detailed information about the program, including a schedule, a packing list, and information about the destination. A personal concierge and the staff will be available to assist with any questions or concerns participants may have.
While staying at the private villa in Tysnes, Norway, where students will engage in various activities such as hiking, kayaking, and educational workshops. Envoys will also be responsible for arranging online meetings with scientists and world leaders to prepare the participants for the next part of the program.
Imagine waking up to the breathtaking views of the fjord, enjoying a delicious meal prepared by a personal chef, and then exploring the surrounding area through activities such as hiking and kayaking. As the sun sets, you gather with your fellow participants on the deck to enjoy the view and bond over shared experiences.
OceanX, an organization that operates a fleet of research and exploration vessels and a media and technology platform, will be responsible for the ocean-based activities of the program. Students will have the opportunity to explore the ocean on board the state-of-the-art OceanXplorer vessel. They will be able to participate in marine research and conservation projects, and learn about the science and technology behind ocean exploration. YES, YOU MAY USE THAT GLASS SUBMARINE VEHICLE WITH CAMERAS!
With the best land- and ocean-based activities, the program will allow students to challenge themselves, make new friends, and discover the ocean in a unique way.
During the first week, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to stay in the Kronprins Olavs Villa on the island of Godøysund in Tysnes, Norway. This stunning villa features a spacious outdoor deck with breathtaking views of the fjord and mountains, perfect for enjoying the wonder-striking scenery of Norway. All bedrooms are en-suite, with underfloor heating in the bathrooms and wetrooms for added comfort. The ground floor includes bedrooms with direct access to the deck area, and the first and second floors feature additional bedrooms and living spaces. Imagine waking up to the breathtaking views of the fjord, enjoying a delicious meal prepared by a personal chef, and then exploring the surrounding area through activities such as hiking and kayaking. As the sun sets, you gather with your fellow participants on the deck to enjoy the view and bond over shared experiences. This is just a taste of what you can expect during your stay at the Kronprins Olavs Villa and an unforgettable week on summer program!
On the program's second week, participants will be on board the OceanXplorer, the company's flagship vessel. The vessel has comfortable cabins, a dining room, and common areas. The vessel also has a wet lab, a media lab, and a helicopter landing deck. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the ocean while staying in a comfortable and well-equipped vessel.
During the program's first week, a private chef will be on call to prepare meals for the participants. The chef will cater to any dietary restrictions or preferences and will provide a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. On the program's second week, meals will be provided on board the OceanXplorer. The vessel's kitchen is equipped to provide a variety of delicious and nutritious meals, catering to any dietary restrictions or preferences.
Oslo Airport Pick Up and Return Service Included
The program offers students a unique opportunity to be accompanied by a world-class team of educators, researchers, and experts during their journey. This team includes an **Educator in Residence (EIR) **who will create a personalized curriculum for each participant based on their passions and interests, Harvard Mentors (HM) who will provide coaching and mentorship sessions before and during the program, and a Program Leader who will lead the group in the field. This team will provide key context and insights at every destination, and lead small-group discussions on their areas of expertise, adding depth to the learning experience and bringing necessary perspective to the journey.
Oslo, Norway and surroundings Our expedition starts in Norway, where our group will meet together in a secluded establishment. Per OceanX’s health and safety regulations, all students must spend six days in a mandatory quarantine prior to boarding the vessel. We seize this time for students to engage in a deep-dive workshop led by university teaching fellows for an introduction to the Science and Practice of Happiness. Based on the most popular freshman courses at both Harvard and Yale, we spend time bonding as a group while learning research-tested strategies for engaging with purpose and passion in the world around us. Envoys´highly-skilled facilitators conduct a deep dive into the students’ different interests, and bond through activities designed to make these explorers the best version of themselves. These sessions are coupled with expeditions to the Norwegian wilderness. While maintaining our quarantine status, we explore the spectacular landscape of deep fjords and cascading waterfalls, taking in the natural beauty and preparing ourselves mentally for our upcoming marine immersions. We use these days to prepare to join OceanX as a healthy, united group, ready to make the most of our once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After our quarantine is complete, we have the amazing opportunity to be one of the few people in the world permitted to board the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration and media vessel ever built. During our six days onboard, students join a team of researchers and documentarians working to explore and observe underwater ecosystems. Capable of exploring the most unreachable places on Earth, OceanXplorer pushes the limits of discovery and broadcasts it for the world to see. The ship’s 4 labs mirror those of a state-of-the-art laboratory at leading research institutions. Their capabilities include microscopy, aquarium tanks, genetic sequencing, biofluorescent imaging, and visualization of samples from the ship’s various sensors. Thousands of feet below the surface, OceanXplorer’s deep sea vehicles work in concert to illuminate life-changing secrets hiding in the deep. Equipped with the world’s most advanced underwater cameras and Hollywood-level production capabilities, the vessel allows students to join media production experts working to reimagine the future of nature cinematography. Mixed-reality data visualization and real-time editing allows our media team to deliver short-form, episodic, and live content while at sea. The content they work with comes from cutting-edge, lowlight and high-resolution cameras carried in custom housings, including the only housing in the world capable of shooting 8k resolution at nearly 20,000 ft below the sea surface.
Day 13 -14
We dock and disembark on the coast of Norway, bidding farewell to the OceanXplorer. The group spends a final night together, contemplating what we have taken away from our unique expedition. Looking ahead with ambition and intent, we start the next chapter of our lives with a new understanding of the world, using our newlyaquired knowledge to build a new and better future.
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Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.
|2 weeks Full Board||7/18/2023||7/30/2023||2 weeks||$68,000.00|
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