SEA Semester is the best idea I've had all my life Past Review

By (International Affairs/Environmental Studies, Minor Marine Studies, Northeastern University) for

Sea Education Association: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely! I would do it all over again if I could and I recommend it to people who are interested in doing something like that.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in houses with the other students participating in the program of SEA Semester DCC-234. We were given a Shaws card every week and we had to buy food and cook it collectively. This was such an amazing experience because you get to really know the people you're living and studying with, which is great for when we have to live together on the boat.

* Food:

We had more than enough food for everyday based on the money from the Shaws card.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

SEA Semester provided us with bycicles for everyone, so we could go explore town. There was also a basement where we could all play. The houses where we stayed were pretty big so there was more than enough room for all 18 students to hang out there.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared for a once in a lifetime opportunity because SEA Semester was really challenging but it was also one of the most amazing experiences ever.