SEA Semester: The Global Ocean

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Humans are tied to the ocean... No matter your major, if you’ve always wanted to know more about the ocean, this is the SEA Semester for you. Customize your experience by selecting the electives that best suit your interests, and explore your idea... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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I learned how to effectively live and work with others in an extremely confined space. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A million golden memories. A willingness to dare. A respect for those leading me as well as an appreciation for tough love and the environment it belongs in. So many people to look up to. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 09, 2016 Fin Tastic
While I learned a lot of really interesting academic stuff, the most valuable learning I did was about myself - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was SO worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and gained a lot of perspective on the things that do and don't matter to me. However ironic, there is something very freeing about living minimally in a tiny bunk on a boat. You don't need much to be happy!! This trip was amazing because it made me readjust my values for the ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, Europe
December 05, 2014 Bio Luminescent Dolphins
Yes, my experience on SEA Semester: The Global Ocean C-255 was worthwhile. I gained leadership experience, confidence, and friends for life. I learned how to coil and hang the deck, the magic of flamenco dance, how to hail super tankers, how to plot a point, and quite a bit more. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
it was worthwhile just to be away from wellesley for a semester. It was like taking a semester off. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 24, 2017 Do Sea Semester
I gained an interest in science and the ocean. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I got to learn about a foreign subject matter (the ocean, sailing, New Zealand) through the lenses of multiple disciplines in a totally hands-on , practical environment. Living aboard a ship was also a very valuable, once in a lifetime opportunity. I made friends that I had to lead, be led by, learn alongside, and rely on. This ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Leadership skills and group dynamics. Incredibly worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Humans are tied to the ocean... No matter your major, if you’ve always wanted to know more about the ocean, this is the SEA Semester for you. Customize your experience by selecting the electives that best suit your interests, and explore your ideal location through this diverse place-based curriculum. Sail in the waters of Spain and Portugal, including a once-in-a-lifetime passage through the Strait of Gibraltar, to learn about these maritime nations' unique relationships with their ocean environment.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Maritime Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
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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