SEA Semester: Programs at Sea - Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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Be part of a professional effort to protect the Sargasso Sea... Parallel and participate in real-time, real-world research related to biodiversity and conservation efforts in this challenging research semester. Use cutting-edge technology to colle... read more

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Living with 15 other students on a ship is not easy when you have to be with them 24/7. But it has also created these amazing bonds between us. The experience made me evaluate myself like never before. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained practical knowledge and skills relating to marine spatial planning, scientific research, connected with incredible leaders in oceanography and marine policy, and made some of the greatest friends I have every made. - Colorado College View Entire Review
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So worthwhile! I learned so much and met a bunch of amazing people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned field research skills, discovered that I love working on a research vessel, learned navigation and sailing skills, found that I enjoy living in close quarters in a small community, and learned about the science and policy behind marine conservation in the most hands-on way possible. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained some incredibly useful sailing techniques and science techniques.It was definatley worthwhile. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Being at SEA was learning who I was and discovering who I wanted to be. Through a challenging curriculum, emotional epiphanies, and physical trials shared alongside 30 other people, I was transformed. I went in a caterpillar and emerged an intricate self-assured, and unique person. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review

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Be part of a professional effort to protect the Sargasso Sea... Parallel and participate in real-time, real-world research related to biodiversity and conservation efforts in this challenging research semester. Use cutting-edge technology to collect and analyze data while sailing on the SSV Corwith Cramer north from Puerto Rico to Bermuda, Bermuda to New York City. No sailing experience required- you'll learn how to sail and conduct research on a tall ship! Close out your semester with a formal symposium in Woods Hole, presenting your research to a panel of scientific and policy experts to fill in the gaps of scientific knowledge related to the Sargasso Sea: an unbelievable networking opportunity.

Who Should Apply?
Upper-level science majors interested in complementing marine science with the wisdom, concepts and skills necessary to effectively operate within the world of public policy. To be eligible, students must have taken at least three lab science courses (one at the 300-level or higher) or received permission from SEA faculty.

Academic Credit
18 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 meet all demonstrated need.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Microbiology, Immunology
  • Chemistry
Minimum GPA:
0.0
Year Founded:
1971
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SEA Semester Scholarships

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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