Check it out. Here’s Andy Morrissey delivering the goods with video editing and sick boating. As we enter into the beginning of May, the school heads up to Oregon, Washington and Idaho to finish out the term. SYOTR!
It was pouring as we gathered in Portland, OR to begin the 4th quarter of Spring 2012 with WCA. Water levels across the West Coast were skyrocketing and as we headed towards the Cal Salmon in Nor Cal, the green fields of the Willamette Valley were covered with standing water. Sheep sought higher ground. Puddles filled the interstate. Visibility became… Read more »
The road that follows the Salween River is one of the best drives in China. Rarely does it dip out of view of the river, giving travelers glimpses of the spectacular whitewater below, shadowed only by the muscled mountain range that spits granite boulders into the drainage below giving the rapids so much grit, character, and push. Take a deep… Read more »
Zhongguo is the word for China in Mandarin. The direct translation is “Middle Country”. In this upcoming film, one of our students, Liam Fournier, shares his perspective of our time traveling through this magical place. The final piece will be showcased at Kayak Session TV, but for now, check out the teaser!
The Mekong River drops from the Tibetan Plateau and bends around the base of a 22,000 ft. peak called Meili Snow Mountain before disappearing between two vertical rock walls that form what river runners call the Deep Moon Gorge. On a sunny day, World Class Academy passed through Shangra-la and Benzylan and took the pass over the shoulder of these mighty… Read more »
Every country has its power river. These rivers define the country where they are located and record the history and people that inhabit the land. The Yangtze River or the Jinsha Jiang (River of Golden Sands), is China’s power river, stretching from high on the Tibetan plateau to the populated epicenters of China’s major cities. World Class left Lijiang early… Read more »
About the Projects World Class Academy has always embodied a strong social and environmental ethic while studying, kayaking and traveling. For the past ten years, we’ve regularly volunteered our time and elbow-grease to give back to the international communities that we travel through. So, what’s different? We’ll continue to find effective ways to support the communities that visit. We’ll continue… Read more »
Come explore the whitewater of the Himalayas with World Class Academy on our Fall 2012 semester. Study, paddle, and explore the variety of whitewater and culture in this magnificent paradise of concentrated whitewater. Why go on a semester with World Class Academy? Check out our e-brochure! Open publication – Free publishing – More academics
After 23 hours of travel from Los Angeles, CA, World Class Academy touched down at the airport in Lijiang. They were met with blue skies and crisp air blowing across the 9,000 ft. plateau. This is the home of the mighty Yangtze River and the former empire of the Naxi people. At one point Genghis Khan crossed the river here… Read more »
Here it is! Fall 2011 comes to a close and we have some incredible moments to share. Thanks to everyone that helped contribute this semester. Follow along for 22 minutes 25 seconds our journey from Trout Lake, WA to Idaho, British Columbia, and Costa Rica. Congratulations to our video class for a job well done making this end of semester… Read more »