The Students on Ice - International Polar Year Youth Expeditions have been endorsed by the IPY Joint Committee as a prominent and valued component of the two-year program.
These unique educational expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic are for high school and university youth from around the world. Participating youth will travel on the expeditions together with teams of world-leading scientists, experts and educators.
Each of the nine expeditions, which will take place between August 2007 and December 2009, will allow about 80 young people between the ages of 14 and 19 from all around the world to participate in a world-class, multi-disciplinary education and research program. This program will include elements of experiential, expeditionary, and problem-based learning, and will focus on critical dialogue and leadership development skills that engage youth with the challenges and opportunities of this century.
For more information on the Students on Ice IPY expeditions and on how to apply, visit