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Our program is designed to teach new skills, define interests and offer college-level academic credits in oceanography, marine biology, nautical science and leadership. For the duration of the voyage, students and staff live together aboard sailing vessels and travel throughout various areas of the world. By virtue of the onboard activities and close living conditions, there will be times when the applicant may become both physically and mentally fatigued. While no previous experience is necessary in any of the academic or vocational areas, an applicant must be mature and able to live, work and operate effectively within such an environment.

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1. INTEGRITY: Honesty with others and himself/herself
Usually dishonest Sometimes dishonest Usually honest Unquestioned integrity Not able to evaluate
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2. RESPECT FOR OTHERS: Treats others as he/she would like to be treated
Shows no respect for others Shows little respect for others Usually respects others Always respects others Not able to evaluate
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3. INDUSTRY: Application to a task and perseverance
Lazy Tends to be lazy Industrious Very industrious Not able to evaluate
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4. MATURITY: Knows and accepts self, adaptable, tolerant
Very immature Somewhat immature Mature Very mature Not able to evaluate
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5. RELIABILITY: Responsible, dependable, punctual
Usually unreliable Sometimes unreliable Usually reliable Always reliable Not able to evaluate
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6. EMOTIONAL STABILITY: Takes setbacks in stride, positive self-image
Not at all stable Easily upset Seldom upset Stable, well balanced Not able to evaluate
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7. TEAM EFFORT: Ability to work together with others, abides by requests of those in charge
Usually uncooperative Sometimes uncooperative Usually cooperative Very cooperative Not able to evaluate
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8. INITIATIVE: Motivated, independent, resourceful
Constantly requires motivation Needs some motivation Self motivated Exceedingly resourceful and motivated Not able to evaluate
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9. LANGUAGE: Vocabulary, ability to express oneself
Usually Inappropriate Sometimes Inappropriate Usually appropriate Always appropriate Not able to evaluate
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10. DEPORTMENT: Social behavior, ability to get along with others
Often discourteous Sometimes discourteous Usually courteous Always courteous Not able to evaluate
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11. FRIENDSHIPS: Surrounds himself/herself with those who encourage and support him/her
Tends to select those who are very negative Tends to select those who are mildly negative Selects friends who are mildly positive Selects friends who are very positive Not able to evaluate
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12. LEADERSHIP: Ability to influence and guide others
No ability to lead Average ability to lead A good leader Outstanding leader Not able to evaluate
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