Admissions Ambassadors

Semester & Summer Term Ambassadors

We believe the best people to tell you about our programs are those who have lived it for themselves! As Admissions Ambassadors, the students below embody the core of The Island School’s ideals; leadership, curiosity, sustainability, and community. Our Ambassadors are excited to connect with you to share more about their experiences applying to The Island School, their time on Eleuthera, and the transition returning back home. We truly believe that the success of our program is represented by our passionate alumni.

Below, we hope you find a student that reminds you of yourself! If you would like to speak with an Admissions Ambassador, please submit the form at the bottom of the page. An Ambassador will reach out to you shortly after!


Semester

Jose, NY

Jose, NY

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Junior
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Interests: Hockey, travel, politics, spending time with friends & family

“At The Island School, the classes were all about supporting my ability to process the information and apply it to the real world. That aspect of understanding why I am learning something is the greatest asset the Island School has for its students.”

Maddie, OH

Maddie, OH

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Junior
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Interests: Sustainability, travel, spending time with friends

“I did find it difficult at times to transition back to my school, but the Island School community was so supportive and I was able to still feel cared for once I left Eleuthera. I had some work to do in the summer: I had to take math and foreign language placement tests, but still remained on the same track as I was when I left my sending school.”

Kallen, CA

Kallen, CA

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Sophomore
Hometown: Larkspur, California
Interests: Swim, SCUBA, hiking, surf, community service, baking

“For me, the 48 hour solo experience was mentally challenging, but also a life changing experience. Slowing down and taking time to think is definitely something that I realized needs to be a more normal part of my daily life.”

Hadley, SC

Hadley, SC

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Junior
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Interests: Surf, hiking, reading, exploring, water activities, spending time with friends

“Disconnecting from technology was one of my favorite parts about the whole experience. Not having to worry about your phone or anything else going on besides what’s right in front of you is one of the best feelings.”

Gabz, NY

Gabz, NY

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interests: Swim, SCUBA, painting, photography

“The Island School taught me to listen to myself, my body, and my intuition. I left feeling that I’d gotten everything I could have out of my semester and I’ve been so much more confident in my own interests and the power I have.”

Brendan, CT

Brendan, CT

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Sophomore
Hometown: Darien, Connecticut
Interests: Hiking, music, cross country, track & field, water activities, nature

“The classes were definitely a change, as history class became plural, assignments became a bonding activity, and my creativity and writing skills were challenged in every academic subject.”

Bella, IL

Bella, IL

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Junior
Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois
Interests: SCUBA, stargazing, camping, nature, spending time with friends

“Student life was wonderful- we had a good amount of structure while also feeling like I could be independent. I loved spending time with my friends on the beach, swimming, and hanging out in Gazebos instead of on phones.”

John, MI

John, MI

Term: Spring 2021
Attended as: Sophomore
Hometown: East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Interests: SCUBA, fishing, ski racing, camping, surf, hunting, spending time outdoors with friends & family

My favorite part of expeditions was the fires we had and the night lectures on marine life and the ecosystems around us. These lectures just always blew my mind, learning about that stuff. When we were fireside we just grew together as each of us opened up and we expressed ourselves.

Summer Term

Bri, Grand Bahama

Bri, Grand Bahama

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar
Hometown: Freeport, Grand Bahama
Interests: Swim, dance, music, marine life, science-based TV & films

“That place (The Island School) became my home and those people became my family. Those 30 days without technology and social media have to have been the most peaceful and happy my life has ever been.”

Charlie, MA

Charlie, MA

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Junior
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Interests: Swim, running, ski, soccer, writing & reading

“Time at the dorm is an incredible part of the day, whether that be right before breakfast, or right before the lights go out. We all sit with one another, share stories, laugh with each other, and mainly learn from one another.”

Ella, CO

Ella, CO

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Senior
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Interests: Swim, reading, music, skiing, living in the moment, social activism

“From late night dance parties to collective cleaning days and all getting ready together for fancy Fridays, dorm living was one of the ways we built community. Waking up for the sunrise was something that my dorm did multiple times throughout the summer term and my favorite part of waking up next to my best friends.”

Manoc, NY

Manoc, NY

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Senior
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interests: Anime, soccer, hiking, SCUBA, fashion

“My favorite course was the Tourism and Development course and while we read and wrote a good amount, we did so much traveling around the island. We learned survival skills through trial and error, swam with amazing creatures and explored the past of the Bahamas.”

Sydney, TX

Sydney, TX

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Interests: Field hockey, lacrosse, swim, physics, choir & a capella

“I think the coolest part about AMX (early morning exercise) at The Island School, is how it builds community. AMX and the Monster-Run Swim are not races, and people don’t approach it that way. Instead, we run together, supporting each other.”

Wills, CA

Wills, CA

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Junior
Hometown: La Jolla, California
Interests: SCUBA, rugby, hockey, history, spending time with friends

“The expeditions were great because we were putting what we learned in the classroom into real life experiences, and we met some great people like Horatio who makes a living out of the tourism industry on the island.”

Allison, NJ

Allison, NJ

Term: Summer 2021
Attended as: Rising Senior
Hometown: Lumberton, New Jersey
Interests: Running, softball, sustainability, outdoor adventure, problem-solving, marine ecology

“I knew that I wanted to come to the Island School to learn more about marine ecology and how it connects to the world around us. More specifically, I wanted to use my time over the summer to learn more about how I can help my community and the world around us be more economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable.”

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