SEA Semester: Programs at Sea – Historic Seaports of Western Europe ( Summer )

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Explore Western Europe by sea...The historic seaports of Ireland, France, Portugal, and Spain all have stories to tell. Celebrate their past, present, and future as you explore each one from the platform of a traditional sailing vessel. Learn abou... read more

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October 22, 2016 An Amazing Adventure
Most cultures share a lot of the similar aspects as us, and while we are all different in some way, we all share the same ocean. - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SEA Semester: Programs at Sea – Historic Seaports of Western Europe ( Summer )
It influenced my BA thesis work. And my life experience. I can't recommend enough. - Bard College at Simon's Rock View Entire Review
Not to waste the precious time that I have. - Purdue University View Entire Review

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Explore Western Europe by sea...The historic seaports of Ireland, France, Portugal, and Spain all have stories to tell. Celebrate their past, present, and future as you explore each one from the platform of a traditional sailing vessel. Learn about the rich maritime traditions of these ancient cities and address how they have evolved over time as the result of globalization. Visit four distinct nations for a taste of their unique, vibrant cultures, drawing comparisons from each to create a truly global summer experience. No sailing experience required!

Who Should Apply?
This program is ideal for Humanities or Social Science majors who are interested in learning more about the oceans from a historical perspective. We welcome students of all majors to apply.

Academic Credit
Four semester credit hours from Boston University upon successful completion of the program.

Financial Aid

SEA Semester is dedicated to making your experience affordable. We grant over one million dollars of financial aid every year, and are currently meeting all demonstrated need.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Environmental Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Year Founded:
1971
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One award per year is available to a resident of Canada participating in a SEA Semester.

Up to $5,000

Deadlines:
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Spring Semesters

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must be a resident of Canada. Apply via SEA Semester's traditional financial aid application.

One award per year available to a deserving Journalism major.

$2,500

Deadlines:
No deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must be a Journalism major in good academic standing.

Our most prestigious award. One is available for each SEA Semester class (excluding the SEA Summer Session). Criteria are: Academic excellence, community service and leadership experience.

$7,500

Deadlines:
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Winter/Spring Semesters

Guidelines/Requirements:
Submit a one-page essay describing your qualifications, and a nomination form (downloadable on the SEA Semester website). Applicants will also be automatically considered for a Dean’s Award.

Multiple awards are available for every SEA Semester class, including the SEA Summer Session. This award is based on academic achievement, educational experiences and intellectual curiosity.

Up to $5,000

Deadlines:
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Winter/Spring Semesters; February 1 for Summer Session

Guidelines/Requirements:
Submit a one-page essay describing your background and elaborating on your educational experiences.

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.

$2,500

Deadlines:
No deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must be accepted to SEA Semester and attending a trimester or quarter college/university.

One award per year is available to a deserving Colgate University student accepted to a SEA Semester class.

$5,000

Deadlines:
No deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must attend Colgate University and be accepted to a SEA Semester program.

For Bermuda students enrolled in SEA Semester, SEA will match the scholarship value for any student who receives an award from The National Transportation Board or the Bermuda Zoological Association.

Matched

Deadlines:
No deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Please apply using our regular financial aid application and including details of your NTB or BZA scholarship.

If you learned about SEA Semester from an alumnus or alumna of our program, you may be eligible for this award.

Up to $2,500

Deadlines:
No deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Contact the SEA Financial Aid Office.

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).

$5,000

Deadlines:
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Spring Semesters

Guidelines/Requirements:
A faculty nomination is required via the Five-College Faculty Nomination form (downloadable on SEA Semester website).

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