SEA Semester: Programs at Sea – Protecting the Phoenix Islands ( Summer )

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Journey to "Underwater Eden"... Sail through one of the last coral wildernesses on Earth in order to preserve its future. Join a limited group of students for an unprecedented scientific research voyage to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Explo... read more

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I gained a lot of knowledge of marine science and policy, two things that are not super accessible at my home school. I had never been so involved in collecting scientific data before this program. It's corny, but SEA also teaches you so much about yourself, and for a lot of students on my program, it's not something that we'll ... - Williams College View Entire Review
It was life-changing, and I do not use the term lightly. I cannot wait until I get back out to sea. - University of Chicago View Entire Review
I learned so much about sailing, nautical science, ocean policy, marine biology, and what it takes to live aboard a tall ship and work together with a group of people who are all part of the same mission. - Wesleyan University View Entire Review

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Journey to "Underwater Eden"... Sail through one of the last coral wildernesses on Earth in order to preserve its future. Join a limited group of students for an unprecedented scientific research voyage to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Explore the world’s largest – and deepest – UNESCO World Heritage Site while creating a policy plan to ensure its protection. An incredible learning opportunity with amazing networking possibilities, including partnerships with world-renowned experts from New England Aquarium and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. No sailing experience required.

Who Should Apply?
All majors welcome. Ideal for upper-level students with an interest in conservation policy and/or marine science. Students may choose a policy or science track, offering flexibility in project topics and transfer credit.

Academic Credit
11 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):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Maritime Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
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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