The importance of understanding the ocean is more important now than it has ever been. SEA Semester helps students to achieve that understanding through studies in Nautical Sciences, Oceanography, and Maritime Studies.
The program is broken up into two components, with the first starting at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. During this six-week shore component, students prepare for their research cruise in the second part of the trip and design their own research projects to be conducted at sea. During the research cruise, students take on the roles of both the scientific team and the sailing crew on one of SEA's research vessels. Students navigate the state-of-the-art vessel by the stars, analyze oceanographic samples, and visit foreign, less-traveled-to ports.
Choose from nine SEA Semester programs offered during the fall and spring.
- Based in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
- Students are active crew members participating in all science and deck operations at sea aboard one of our two custom designed and build sailing research vessels.
- No sailing experience necessary.
- Open to all majors, from all over the world.
- Transferable academic credit from Boston University.