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...
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
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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
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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.
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.
Must be accepted to SEA Semester and attending a trimester or quarter college/university.
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).
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Spring Semesters
A faculty nomination is required via the Five-College Faculty Nomination form (downloadable on SEA Semester website).