Ocean College

Gap Year Program

Who am I? What can I achieve? What do I want?

We are completely convinced that Ocean College is an invaluable experience for participants after their high school graduation. Together with the life experience this project offers gap year participants, it also provides the perfect environment to find the right career path or the perfect university program and ultimately to stand out in university applications through strong references from our experts and teachers.

For participants looking for this opportunity, we would like to offer an alternative to a year abroad or a gap-year – the Mentor program.

Mentors will be carefully chosen based on maturity and motivation. Our ideal team would consist of two male and two female mentors. The trip cost for a mentor is the same as a student. The extra time that a mentor has at hand, since they are not following the school curriculum, can be used to go through apprenticeships onboard (engineering, nautical training) and assisting our experts who teach our PATHWAYS (Economics, Science, Nature, Media & Journalism).

Mentors are given the opportunity for personal development in a setting that is not often found and can:

  • take responsibility for their own duties on board, for example: Project management for the trip, pathway coordination, communications process, watch post, preparation of port excursions, etc.
  • actively participate by using their knowledge as graduates to help students with their school work
  • learn how to lead group activities with the help of an experienced teacher
  • benefit from career orientation, coaching and competency training and receive priceless feedback that can be applied to their future life plans

The on-board program will be individualised for each mentor to properly meet their needs.