Students on Ice (SOI) is an award-winning and globally unique educational program. Since 1999, SOI has taken more than 2,500 students, educators, elders, scientists, artists, musicians and leaders from 52 countries around the world on educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. SOI believe the Polar Regions are the world’s greatest classrooms. They are the cornerstones of the global ecosystem and tremendous platforms for education in history, culture, science, political, social and environmental issues. The expeditions are inspiring and life-altering for the students involved. The expeditions represent once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge about the circumpolar world, to gain a global perspective of the Arctic, its wonders, and its present and future challenges. One of the key goals of the pioneering project is to “pass the torch” and give the world’s youth a heightened understanding and respect for our Planet, and the inspiration, knowledge and motivation to protect it.
Since 2015 , YPASM has established partnership with SOI Foundation to provide slots for Malaysian teachers and students to participate in this life changing expedition.
- Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living and studying in Malaysia.
- Must be a student between 14-18 years old (preferably 16 years old) at the time of application, enrolled in a secondary or post--‐secondary institution (or be home-‐schooled) at the time of application. Preference will be given for science students.
- Student must demonstrate an interest in issues relating to the Polar Regions and must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation. All students must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the mandatory education program and research activities prior to and during the expedition.
- Student must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academic ability and/or passion for learning; ability to communicate in English both speaking and writing, leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community and co-curriculum; and a desire to make a difference and act as a role model for other young people in the community.
- Act as an ambassador for your community or educational institution and be prepared to share your experience on SOI with your community before, during and after the expedition. Students will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
ARCTIC EXPEDITION 2015
2. Sponsors of Arctic Expedition 2015
3. Announcements of Selected Students and Teachers in conjunction with NICE Award Night, 29 May 2015
4. Report of the Expedition
5. Feedback from Teachers and Students
6. SOI 2015 In Media
7. Post Programme (Sharing session with community and friends)