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SEA Semester: Programs at Sea – Protecting the Phoenix Islands ( Summer )
Journey to "Underwater Eden"... Sail throughout the last coral wilderness on Earth in order to preserve its future. Join a limited group of students alongside world-renowned experts for an unprecedented scientific research voyage to the Phoenix Is... read more
Obviously SEA taught me how to sail a tall ship, learn sailors knots, navigate using stars, and make repairs to sails. Through the independent research, I was also able to use new scientific instruments and data programs that I had no previous exposure to. I gained a feeling of independence and self accomplishment that I never w... Adam Ziegler - Stonehill College View Entire Review
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 ... Krystina Lincoln - 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. David L - University of Chicago View Entire Review
I learned to sail, to plan scientific research, to undergo scientific research, to handle expensive sampling equipment, to be able to work with different personalities, and to be confident in myself and my abilities. Jessima Ranney - University of Maine - Orono 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. Molly G - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
Journey to "Underwater Eden"... Sail throughout the last coral wilderness on Earth in order to preserve its future. Join a limited group of students alongside world-renowned experts 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.
- Examine impacts of El Niño
- Contribute data to inform marine conservation policy
- Study oceanography of tropical oceans
- Collect baseline data to assess impacts of climate change
This program is ideal for students with an interest in conservation policy and marine science. Students may choose a policy or science track, offering flexibility in project topics and transfer credit. We welcome students of all majors to apply.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Natural Resources, Conservation
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Marine Sciences
- Maritime Studies
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Public Policy Analysis
- Sustainability Studies
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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
One award per year available to a deserving Journalism major.
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.
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
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.
One award per year is available to a deserving Colgate University student accepted to a SEA Semester class.
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.
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
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).
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