Before attending my college's study abroad fair in my freshman year, I didn't even know Seamester existed. But as soon as I saw the table and spoke to the Seamester ambassador, I knew I could not live without it. I literally called my mom as soon as I got back to my dorm room and told her I wanted to do it. It appealed to me because I have always loved the ocean and knew I wanted to get SCUBA certified.
I chose Seamester above other similar programs because of the guaranteed small class sizes, their long-standing relationship with the Caribbean and all the places and people we'd be visiting, their hands-on teaching style, and because I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my career studying Caribbean archaeology and I figured what better way to start than by sailing the waters, visiting the islands, and seeing the culture.