Students On Ice - 2016 Arctic Educational Expedition

What is Students on Ice?

Students on Ice is an award-winning and globally unique educational program. Since 1999, we have 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.We 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.

Eligibility Criteria - Teacher

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living in Malaysia.
  • The teacher must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation experience. He/she must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the program and assist whenever needed.
  • The teacher must be dynamic, enthusiastic, engaging, and comfortable interacting with a large and diverse group of youth.
  • Candidate must be capable of providing guidance to youth who are far from home in a foreign environment and support the SOI core staff and daily education program in a variety of roles.
  • Candidate is not expected to be an expert on the Polar Regions, nor qualified in Zodiac operation, but must demonstrate an interest in the Polar Regions.
  • Candidate must be prepared to share experience on SOI with the community before, during and after the expedition. He/she will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
  • Candidate must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: passion for learning; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community.
  • Candidates must possess a passport or be able to complete the process of obtaining a passport.
  • Submit your complete application by the deadline: 28 April, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria - Student

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living and studying in Malaysia.
  • Must be a student and at the age of 16 years old at the time of application, enrolled in a secondary institution at form 4 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.
  • Student must submit a completed application form with a letter of reference.
  • Student must possess a passport or to start the process of obtaining a passport that is valid for six (6) months after an expedition
  • Submit your complete application by the deadline: 28 April, 2016.

Arctic Expedition - July 21 to August 5, 2016
The funding covers the expedition from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada including all accommodations, meals, associated programming materials, and also include the cost of your travel from home to Ottawa and return travel after the expedition period.

About the Funding
These funding are generously provided by the State Government of Terengganu through the understanding with the Sultan Mizan Antarctic Research Foundation. Thanks to their support, we are able to provide the opportunity for two student and one teacher from the State of Terengganu to join the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Educational Expedition, travelling to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic, from July 21 to August 5 2016. (*Participants may need extra travel days before and after the expedition.) The applicants must demonstrate that they want to participate for the right reasons. This is not a vacation experience. It is a learning journey that requires time, energy, passion and interest, before, during, and after the expedition.

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Staff Application Form              |   Students Application Form              |           Poster Students On Ice 2017


Selection Process (Polar Science Camp),  12-14 May 2016 ( Universiti Malaysia Terengganu )

Send- Off Ceremony Students on Ice, Hotel Sama Sama, 20 July 2016

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