SEA Semester: Your life will never be the Same Past Review

By (Environmental Science and Management, University of Rhode Island) for

Sea Education Association: Programs at Sea - Oceans and Climate

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely worthwhile, I learned how to work with a group of people under stressful conditions and close quarters

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very tough work load, but do-able. Since all your classmates are taking the same classes you can work together to tackle all the hard stuff. Definitely the hardest I have worked in college.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great Program, no complaints

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in a house with 10 people for 6 weeks and then lived on a boat for the other 6 weeks

* Food:

Great vegetarian food and accommodations

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

You become very close to your shipmates

* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just do it, amazing experience that is not likely attainable after college, most poeple don't sail around the world on their own