Come See What Your Life Can Be

"Make your children interesting." That's the admissions advice Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust gave parents in an article published in the Atlantic a few years ago. Well...? Interesting adventures, in remarkable places, on uncommon traditional boats tend to produce interesting people—and, by extension, higher-octane application essays and interviews. In that regard, the QBE European Leadership School (ELS) is a motherlode. It's a three-week outdoor adventure course operating in the English Channel, between France and the UK. Emphasizing sailing instruction, life-skills training, and European cultural exploration, the ELS is an uncommon life-changing maritime expedition for teens, ages 16-19. And a source of terrific fodder for the university admissions process.


Join Us This Summer On The French Atlantic Coast For Three Amazing Weeks Sailing The English Channel On Iconic Traditional Yachts. It's An Outdoor Adventure Course Unlike The Rest!




 Free transportation to and from Paris airports | No sailing experience necessary | All instructors licensed by the Royal Yachting Association