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Sea Education Association: Sustainability in Pacific Island Communities and Ecosystems
- Location(s): Programs at Sea, Multi-Region: Apia, Samoa: Suva, Fiji: United States: American Samoa, Guam and US Western Pacific Territories: New Zealand
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Research
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Pursue a more sustainable relationship with our oceans... Voyage to paradise in this place-based and comparative environmental studies semester. Visit several South Pacific islands to confront challenging questions of colonial conflict, cultural i... read more
I saw many real-life examples of how to live in right relationship with the earth and in community with others. I was exposed to different cultures, food, ways of being that give me much more hope and ideas of possibility than I have found at home. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the ocean from scientific, cultural, historical and maritime lenses. You can learn about anything you want: stars, navigation, medicinal plants, volcanology! A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile- opened my eyes to a love for sailing, a deeper understanding of the ocean and the complexity of the ecosystem A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes it was worth while. It gave me a chance to slow down and experience a whole different world A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained friendships I will have for the rest of my life. I also learned a lot about living and working with a variety of people. It opened my eyes as to what is important to me and has somewhat guided me in what I want to do with my life. lauren.korth - University of California - Santa Cruz View Entire Review
This program made me realize how lucky I am to have the things that I do. There are countries out there that are lucky to have food and fresh water to drink. These places introduced me to beautiful and unique landscapes and people that I will never forget. I hope to return to some of the islands in the near future, or at least w... Joan H - Medical University of South Carolina View Entire Review
So worthwhile. The shore component on Tahiti, Mo'orea, and Huahine, as well as our many port stops, allowed us to meet individuals and truly experience the place, particularly due to Dr. Josiane DiGiorgio, who was the most wonderful professor and lived on the island of Huahine. Furthermore, the opportunity to learn to sail an... A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to sail, how to be a good teammate and how to be a good leader. Renee Chen - Wellesley College View Entire Review
First of all, this experience was hard work. I was 1/25 responsible for an 8 million dollar ship and all of the souls on-board. It taught me discipline, timeliness, and gave me the tools to problem solve in situations where I would usually be quick to ask for help. This experience was totally worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The only reason why I wouldn't do it again is because I get seasick. I learned how to sail, take initiative, and live on my own. Very worthwhile, though it made it really difficult to come back to Middlebury. Monica C - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Emily L - Wheaton College View Entire Review
I gained leadership, confidence, and teamwork skills. It was an extremely challenging environment, and we were at sea for the majority of our 7 weeks abroad. I would have liked a little more time to experience the different ports we visited, but I also enjoyed the layout of the program. Alana B - George Washington University View Entire Review
Pursue a more sustainable relationship with our oceans... Voyage to paradise in this place-based and comparative environmental studies semester. Visit several South Pacific islands to confront challenging questions of colonial conflict, cultural identity, and environmental justice, and to examine relationships between political structures, culture, and the natural environment.
Who Should Apply?
All Majors. Particularly suited to Environmental Studies or Science majors.
17 semester credit hours from Boston University upon successful completion of the program.
SEA is dedicated to making your experience affordable. We grant over one million dollars of financial aid every year, and are currently meet all students' demonstrated need.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Science
- Pacific Area Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Marine Sciences
- Sustainability Studies
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Sea Education Association 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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