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
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 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 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.
11 semester credit hours from Boston University upon successful completion of the program.
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.
One award per year is available to a resident of Canada participating in a SEA Semester.
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.
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.
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).
Cross an entire ocean... Join the ranks of world-class sailors and pre-19th century world travelers. You will cross the second-largest ocean from North America to Ireland ...