Class Afloat


Founded in 1984, West Island College International – Class Afloat™ offers young people from around the world the opportunity to challenge a rigorous program of academic study while engaging in sensitive and sustainable practices, developing leadership skills and raising cross-cultural awareness. Through an arrangement between West Island College International and Open Acadia, students enrolled with Class Afloat may apply for admission and register in Acadia University online courses. Courses offered are those suited best to both the shipboard environment and the geo-cultural and geo-historical opportunities afforded by the vessel’s itinerary.

For more information or to register in the Class Afloat program, please visit

Applying for Admission to Acadia
Class Afloat students must also be admitted to Acadia University to register for courses. Students should use the online admission application found here. It is important to note that you are applying as part of the Class Afloat program in the “Additional Comments” section. Transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions Office at:

Acadia University
Room 126 University Hall
15 University Avenue
(Mailing address:  PO Box 7)
Wolfville Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6     Canada

If you have any questions about Admission please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (902) 585-1016
Fax: (902) 585-1081
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Registering for Courses
Class Afloat students must make their course selections with Class Afloat.

If you have any questions about Acadia University or Acadia's online courses, please contact us:

Phone: 902-585-1857 or Email:

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST

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