Contribute to a new body of knowledge… Chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean. Participate in oceanographic research while making an epic 2,600-nautical mile passage across the Equator from Tahiti to Hawaii. Retrace histori...
This program allowed me to learn a lot about the Hawaiian culture that I would not have been able to learn anywhere else. It also gave me hands-on experience working with marine and costal conservation issues.
- SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry
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Contribute to a new body of knowledge… Chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean. Participate in oceanographic research while making an epic 2,600-nautical mile passage across the Equator from Tahiti to Hawaii. Retrace historic voyages of Polynesian migration, mastering time-tested navigation methods that rely on the sun, stars, and moon. Visit some of the most remote island atolls in the world to document the effects of environmental change.
Program Highlights • Make an open ocean passage & Equatorial crossing • Conduct snorkel-based reef surveys • Gain hands-on sailing and leadership experience • Participate in original data collection and authentic research
Who Should Apply? This program is ideal for any undergraduate with an interest in the oceans. We welcome students of all majors to apply.
Available to students enrolling in SEA Semester from colleges operating on a trimester or quarter calendar. Not applicable to SEA Summer Session or SEA Trimester Program due to the already reduced cost of these programs.
Must be accepted to SEA Semester and attending a trimester or quarter college/university.
One award is available per each SEA Semester class for a student from one of the five colleges in the "5-College Consortium" (Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hampshire College).
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Spring Semesters
A faculty nomination is required via the Five-College Faculty Nomination form (downloadable on SEA Semester website).