A Summer You Will Never Forget

Proudly organized by the Business School PAR from Rijeka, Croatia

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Explore the most beautiful part of Croatia


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A Once in a Lifetime Experience

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Join a top summer educational program and sail the Croatian coast

15. – 22.07.2017.

Yes, I want to be a part of it!

Begin the Journey

Start the Sail & Learn educational program on a sailboat in Trogir (Split), enjoy the beauties of the islands Šolta, Hvar, Vis and Brač and continue exploring the beauty of the Croatian Mediterranean coast!

The Sail & Learn program combines a seven day cruise along the southern Croatian coast with a top educational program for students.

The summer school track for students is worth 5 ECTS points (equivalent to 3 credits)The program takes place on a sail boat that begins in Trogir, sails to the islands, and finishes its route in back in Trogir, which is just a half-hour drive from the Ultra Festival 2017!


The overall goal of the program is to emerge the participants in a different culture and provide them with new skills and knowledge in Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship, all while exploring the beautiful Croatian Adriatic coast on sailboats guided by professional skippers. 

Overall, students gain 3 credits, i.e. 5 ECTS points as well as a certificate upon program completion. 

The Sail & learn program consists of two major components; educational and cultural.

  • The Educational Component lies within the program, i.e. a curriculum that focuses on topics in Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the educational program consists of both theory and practice. Both are managed and carefully assessed by course instructors/business trainers
  • The Cultural Component expands through the whole program by providing a unique experience for all participants. They have an opportunity to learn the rich and unique historical background of all the islands they visit. These destinations will provide inspiration and materials to work with for the course projects and team activities.

The overall goals of Sail & Learn are to:

  1. develop an understanding of various leadership styles,
  2. stimulate team cohesion,
  3. create a business plan,
  4. create an innovative touristic project or product, and
  5. create a marketing plan for a project or product.

Specific goals of the cultural program are to:

  1. provide students with a unique cultural experience
  2. expand student knowledge of Croatian and European culture
  3. familiarize students with Croatian and European cultural heritage
  4. provide students with an opportunity to explore a variety of cultural differences
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The Summer School Program

The Sail & Learn Summer School offers the opportunity to gain 5 ECTS points (3 credits). It covers topics from Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Tourism. 

The Sail and Learn Experience

About the Summer School Program

The program takes place on various sites along the coast and the islands. Each day is an opportunity to explore a different sight, island and secluded beach where students listen to workshops and work on their assignments and projects.

Team Assignments

There are several teams of students. Each day teams are given a Daily Team Assignment that they have to fulfill. These assignments are designed to boost their leadership and teamwork skills. They are a part of the Survival Leadership component of the educational program.

Project Tasks

Each team will has to fulfill a team program task by the end of the program. The team tasks include topics from business, marketing, ecology, tourism & hospitality management, etc. All projects focus on student exploration and impression of the islands visited during the program, as well as workshops and lectures. Students have mentors to help them.

Program Description


Students who enroll into the program should have the knowledge of:

  • the basic economic and business terms
  • the function of a business and marketing plan
  • supply and demand, and their function in the economy
  • managerial and leadership skills in theory
  • presentation and communication skills
  • experience with working in teams
  • English language proficiency (the program will be conducted completely in English, so students should have at least a B2 level proficiency (according to the European CEFR)

Non-educational prerequisites:

  • Participants must deliver a doctor’s note confirming their health is in good condition and they can embark the sailboat
  • Students should state special food requirements when applying to the program
  • Students will have to agree to a sleeping arrangement and share the space with their team members
  • Participants must include information on the type of their insurance in the application
Overall program goals and teaching methods

Program goals are to:

  • experience various leadership styles,
  • stimulate team cohesion,
  • create a business plan,
  • create an innovative touristic project or product, and
  • design a marketing plan for a project or product.

The following teaching methods will be used by the program instructors:

  • workshops 
  • case studies analysis 
  • project work 
  • team work 
  • field work 
  • mentoring 
Summarized competences and skills

Competences and skills (Students will be able to):

  • motivate and engage other team members
  • identify various leadership styles
  • describe the benefits of writing a business plan when entering into an entrepreneurial project
  • understand and explain the structure of a case study
  • understand the function of a financial plan
  • incorporate tourist trends into final touristic products
  • generate innovative ideas in order to explore marketing opportunities

Sail & Learn Itinerary 15.- 22.07.2017.

A 7-day trip along the Adriatic Coast

From Trogir and Hvar to Brač and back again

Students arrive in Marina Trogir. The departure from the Marine is on a Saturday (dates TBA) between 4 and 6 pm.

The nearest airport to Trogir is the Split airport. However, the airport in Zadar is not far away and as well the airport in Zagreb which has excellent connections and a frequent bus line that goes towards Split.

In Trogir, participants are divided into groups and embark sailboats (the summer school participants and the business track participants are divided) and situated in cabins.
Throughout 7 days, the participants sail the following main route:


Program Destinations

Wonderful Adriatic treasures


The program starts in the Marina of the City of Trogir. A historic city situated in the heart of Dalmatia has easy access and a rich touristic tradition. The Split Airport is only 3 km away. From here participants will sail out to the adventure of exploring the most beautiful Croatian islands and engaging in a modern project-oriented business program.

Trogir Tourist Board

Amazing Mediterranean scenery comprised of little harbors, stone house villages and untouched nature hides numerous opportunities for exploring, walking and cycling. A perfect first stop for an active leadership workshop, team assignments and learning opportunities out in the open.

Tourist Board Island Solta

After leaving the calm island of Šolta, we arrive on the island that has been known as the oasis of culture throughout the history. Famous for its rich nightlife, Hvar is ready to be explored by those seeking fun and adventures. But, before we let ourselves enjoy a night out, we must revisit our learning program. 

Tourist Board Hvar
Pakleni otoci

The most amazing site of several isles with numerous secluded beaches, deserted lagoons and beautiful nature are a part of the Hvar’s riviera. They offer the opportunity to enjoy peace and azure sea.

Tourist Board of the City of Hvar

A natural landscape that has escaped the influence of industry and tourism for so long. It offers a great chance to explore secluded beaches, caves and small islands. Imagine diving, swimming and sunbathing surrounded by the crystal clear water.

Tourist Board of Komiza, Vis

The final stop before docking in Split we venture to probably the most famous island,  Brač, and what is proclaimed to be among 10 of the most unique beaches in the world – Zlatni rat. A perfect destination to finish our Sail and Learn expedition around the Dalmatian islands, we will wrap up the program, evaluate our team work, and enjoy the most wonderful sights one can imagine.

Tourist Board of Bol, Brač

Sail & Learn offers

Included with your registration:

The program and the trip include
  • A 7-day trip along the beautiful Croatian coast and islands   
  • Accommodation on the sailboat
  • Professional skipper with excellent local knowledge
  • Sailing lessons
  • Free Wi-Fi on the sailboat
  • Bottled water, towels, and linens
  • Port fees, tourist taxes, and fuel    
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • New skills and knowledge in Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship
  • Breakfast and lunch (for students only)
  • Personal development for Business Track attendees
  • 5 ECTS points / 3 credits / A Certificate of Completion
  • 100% FUN
Prices and Registration


PROGRAM DATES: 15. – 22.07.2017.

*We have reached the maximum number of students on the program, but decided to add another sailboat to accept extra students. So, we will be accepting 30 students this year.

Final deadline: 20.06.2017.

Registration fee: 1.400 EUR (payable in installments)

Double registration options open! Apply for a shared cabin with a friend and get a special price for the program!

Scholarship applications closed for now.*

Contact information: Valentina Janjetic, MA, Program Coordinator,

*scholarships and special prices cannot be combined.


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Telephone: +385 51 32 7037, +385 51 32 7322