SEA Semester Gap Year Program: Atlantic Odyssey

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Start your gap year off on an adventure with a purpose... Immerse yourself in an experiential learning odyssey on shore in Cape Cod and at sea aboard a sailing research vessel. Develop lifelong leadership and teamwork skills while completing an epic ocean passage from the temperate shores of New England to the tropical islands of the Caribbean. Join a network of 8,500+ SEA Semester alumni who consistently stand out from the crowd on college, internship, and job applications.

This gap year program offers gap and winter start students a deeper understanding of the complex marine environment through field-based research, a sailing adventure aboard a tall ship, and innumerable opportunities for skill-building, leadership development, and personal growth both on shore and at sea.

  • Build self-confidence and self-reliance on an epic ocean voyage!
  • Develop lifelong skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.
  • Conduct environmental research on marine debris, the Sargassum ecosystem, and coral reefs.
  • Experience new cultures, learn about marine conservation efforts in the Caribbean.
  • Stand out from the crowd through this experiential learning adventure!

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About SEA Semester

Through its world-famous study abroad program, SEA Semester, Sea Education Association (SEA) has been taking students out to sea to teach them about the marine environment since 1971.

Located in the oceanographic research hub of Woods Hole,...