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Exchange at Sea

Set course for your international exchange aboard a traditional Tall Ship in European waters. Go where few have gone before. Mingle with fellow shipmates from all over Europe, polish up your Sail Training skills and explore new shores together. No matter your experience, no matter your budget. Step into the mix of international, like-minded young trainees and embark on a great adventure!

These sailing adventures are co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. This means that the price of all journeys is €995 instead of the average price of €1600. Your travel costs to and from the ship will be reimbursed up to €275 depending on the journey you choose! You will receive the reimbursement within a year after the journey took place.

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Experience living in your own ‘miniature EU’ society on board. Learn to cooperate with people of different backgrounds, discovering the similarities and using the differences to your advantage. Practice communication, learn how to work in a team and make friends with people you would never have met otherwise.

Windseeker mentors will invite you to share your country's traditions and cuisine, participate in games and challenges and help you to feel good in the group. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation of your new skills and competences in the form of an official YouthPass certificate from the Erasmus+ programme.

Sail into the Mix

Sailing a traditional Tall Ship is a great adventure! The experienced crew will coach you along until soon you will be setting the sails without their help. You will learn to navigate using sea charts, steer (what a rush!), climb the masts if you dare and look out for any obstacles on the horizon. Working in shifts you will sail day and night. You will also help with cooking, cleaning and maintenance: everything needed to keep the ship sailing and the crew happy!

Sustainability and sailing are closely related. On board you will have the opportunity to do plastic research of the sea with the marine biologist from By the Ocean we Unite. You will fish micro plastics from the water, measure and analyse them, and send the data to a global database. You will also organise and participate in local actions, such as beach clean-ups, awareness campaigns and visiting places with good environmental practices in place.

Exchange@Sea: Making International Friends

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Gulden Leeuw

Elverum (NO) - Kristiansand (NO)

02 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Nordic Plastic Navigation: Erasmus+ youth voyage with sustainability theme. For young people aged 15-25 (26-28 at request) from the following countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands...
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Vega Gamleby

Stockholm (SE) - Malmo (SE)

03 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021
Baltic Resarch, Round2. Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 years from: Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland and Sweden (26-28 at request). Sail vegetarian tall ship Vega...
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Morgenster

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (FI)

07 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021
Sailing an Archipelago of Ideas. Join the Tall Ships Races and Erasmus+ International Exchange together in one voyage! For young people aged 15-25 (26-28 at request)...
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Thalassa

Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR) - Saint-Nazaire (FR)

11 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
Bon Voyage, Plastic! Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 (ages 26-28 at request) from: the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, France and Ireland. Discover the coast...
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Vega Gamleby

Copenhagen (DK) - Copenhagen (DK)

18 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
Following the Salty Footprints. Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 years from: Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK and Sweden (26-28 at request). Discover Denmark...
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Gulden Leeuw

Amsterdam (NL) - Amsterdam (NL)

19 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
*Places at request* More infomation in February 2021* Sailing beyond Sustainable Horizons. Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 (26-28 at request). From: the Netherlands...
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